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  1. Allow a version control tree to be moved under a newly created project

    Source tree's once defined can be quite static in structure, however process (and process template) may change dramatically. It would be nice when creating a new project to have it use an existing tree without having to branch.

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    • custom the subject of alerts mail

      when i am assigned a new bug ,i want the subject of the alerts mail that i received could be the exact subject that i set ,for example,a bug is coming

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      • TFS Checkout Alert

        Provide a checkout Alert feature which will allow the user to make changes to some other Files related to the change. For example: File A is being Checked out but at the same time, we need File B in some other Directory to be changed by the user too. Since both File A and B go together for this change.

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        • Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

          In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

          In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

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          • Automatic Synchronization of TFS Servers

            Automatic Synchronization of TFS Servers. My customer has two separate instances or more of TFS 2010 servers.
            Due to security reason, there is no connectivity between the servers. Once a week they need to perform a source control synchronization between the 2 servers, same code base. The current process requires a manual copy of source code from server A to a DVD, then copy the content from the DVD to Server B and vice versa. Needless to say this is a tedious process. They are currently exploring several solutions based on additional research i have provided to them.

            1. TFS…

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            • TFS should have some alerts setup by default

              I believe out the box some TFS alerts should be setup. For example anything which can be assigned to a person should get an alert by default.

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              • Build agent status notification

                Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

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                • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

                  I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
                  The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

                  May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

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                  • ssh key auth instead of username / password method

                    nowdays it's routine to use ssh private key for authenticating in code repositories ! pleas add this feature ! i'm fed up with entering my username and password each time ... !

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                    • Provide an option to turn inheritance off for git repo/branch (or an "unset inherited" on individual permissions)

                      Some object-level Security dialog boxes provide an Inheritance on/off option. Git objects don't, and it's missing for regular use cases.

                      A couple of classic use cases:
                      - A repository under a shared team project where only a subgroup/team should have write access
                      - keeping master branches safe by only allowing integrators to merge (while everyone else should be able to create branches and send pull requests)
                      - unsetting "god mode" permissions (eg. force push to avoid accidental screwups) for admins (who are also contributors) in general without removing option to allow it on that one repo where it's needed for…

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                      • A new feature for TFS to come up with a list of hijacked files and eventually to convert those to check out

                        A new feature for TFS to come up with a list of hijacked files and from that list to check them out.

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                        • Visual Studio Online Extensions

                          Please add the option for visual studio online to import/add extensions like the task board enhancer so that we won't be punished to use visual studio online instead of a local installation of tfs2013
                          http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

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                          • More Source Control Informations in Solution Explorer

                            - when hovering over (for example) checked out files (or the check out icon itself) in the solution explorer, I want to see WHO has checked out this file without opening the source control explorer, search the file and get this piece of information (I already stated this to Martin Woodward via Twitter)

                            - when hovering over the the source control icons or the files in the projects, I want to see the changeset number I have in my workspace and the latest changeset number that exists in source control, maybe some dates could be placed there, too (last check-in…

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                            • Provide filtering for annotations view

                              The annotate view for files is very useful for tracking changes to a file over time but it's limited in that you can't filter the changesets that are shown.
                              When I do a code review for a specific file I want to be able to filter on user and/or changesets that are shown.

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                              • Add TFS reporting to Visual Studio Online

                                Please add the TFS reporting features to projects managed via Visual Studio Online.

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                                • Always allow 'Compare' in Pending Changes, for 'branch/edit', 'branch', and 'add' status

                                  Always allow 'Compare' in Pending Changes, for 'branch/edit', 'branch', and 'add' status.

                                  Should compare to branch source for 'branch' and 'branch/edit' status.
                                  Should show 'Compare...' to let user pick source for 'add' status.

                                  The first priority would be support for TFS (where branch relationships could easily be understood by IDE core) but supporting other source control providers would be even better.

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                                  • Make it easier to add a "watcher" to a work item

                                    Currently for a user to get notifications about a work item, an alert query must be created. In Jira, any user can simply add a "watcher" by clicking an icon and checking off users. TFS should make it this simple to provide notifications to users.

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                                    • Allow for time zone on a project by project basis

                                      At the moment under one x.visualstudio.com account we have multiple projects across different time zones. At the moment the burn down and hours remaining are skewed based on account time zone not where the project is being delivered from.

                                      I suggest that we need the ability to allow project by project time zones to be configured which are reflected in the burn down and time remaining so that we can monitor project progress and adjust accordingly.

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                                      • Ability to customize the list of fields included in the body of an alert notification in TF Services

                                        On-premises TFS has the ability to customize the format of alert notification emails by using power tools or editing files on the server. I have not found a way of doing this on the on-line TF Service.

                                        Please add the ability to customize the list of fields shown at the top of the notification email.

                                        I am specifically interested in including the Description field to Work Item alerts but I'm sure others would want to add (or remove) other fields to other alerts as well.

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                                        • Increase default width for "ID" column or make it automatically adjustable in LINK controls

                                          In TFS link controls, it is very annoying to constantly have to re-size columns every time a window is opened in TFS (as their width is not saved before closing window).
                                          While I believe it may be hard to fix this issue globally for all columns, my proposal is to fix it at least for one particular case - "ID" column for linked work items (bugs, tasks, user stories, etc.).
                                          I see two ways for this:
                                          - adjust automatically the width of "ID" column to be able to see work item ID at once the form is opened
                                          - increase…

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