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  1. Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or

    Give users the ability to customize the Report View that is generated for a particular Work Item and allow them to export to Excel, Word, or Adobe. The current report that is generated when clicking Report View when you are in a Work Item, is very difficult to read and prints certain text boxes in an XML format. It would be helpful to be able to customize the report that is generated and be able to export it to Microsoft Word to be able to view and print out details of a particular Work Item.

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    • Multi level hierarchical work item query

      We are currently using TFS work items in such a way that there are 3 levels (feature, user story and task) and use the area path on each of those levels for a specific purpose. The problem with current hierarchical queries is that you cannot do a query that allows you to query on those different area's (at the 3 work item levels) 'since you can only query on 2 levels.) It would be great to have a possibility to do just that the full value of hierarchies an be used...

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      • Add "Open With" menu for attachments in TFS Work Items

        Current, opening an attachment in TFS launches a web browser which then downloads the file.

        Depending on which browser you are using you may have to
        a) log in to TFS again
        b) save the file somewhere
        c) open the file

        It would be much nicer to open the attachment directly from the context menu for the attachment - probably by asking the Windows Shell to open the file.

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        • For a Team Project based on Git on TFS Online, pls enable option "Copy build output to the following source control folder"

          It'd good to have the option to copy the build output to an specific source control folder in a TFS Online Git project.

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          • Support code review of git pull requests

            Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

            - Git server used to store code.
            - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
            - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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            • Applying shelved changes to a different team project

              Currently there seems to be no way of applying shelved changes from a given team project to be unshelved and applied to another team project. If this feature were made available it would be a great benefit for teams that need to migrate their source control to an entirely new team project.

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              • Allow connection to tfspreview from WebMatrix

                Learning how to do things in WebMatrix and Razor syntax as an alternative to Visual Studio 2010, there are some cons but some significant pros as well especially on potential if many in the community put out more Helpers.

                What is missing are features like ability to connect to something like Team Foundation Server and other things that Visual Studio is able to connect with. Please look into making something like tfspreview compatible with WebMatrix with the same attention to simplicity that has been giving to actual Site creation tooling.

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                • TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

                  This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

                  If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

                  Possible uses of this:
                  - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

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                  • Add some manager custom alerts in the Alerts Explorer

                    What I really want to do for example: in case that the task assinged on "mm/dd/yyyy" is not comleted before "mm/dd + 7/yyyy", the alert notification should be sent to the "assigned to" person of that task and to somebody else (I call it workflow manager, the person who is responsible for the project).
                    In my humble opinion, client alerts are pretty useful for a strong team of developers but it would also be a great step forward if there is a branch of manager alerts such as described above.
                    To summarise, I wish I could easily manage team alerts…

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                    • Team Foundation Server integration platform for 2013

                      TFS Intergration platform support for migrating 2008 to 2013.

                      I nee a way to transfer source code and workitems from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013.

                      Does the TFS Intergration platform support this? If not, when will it?

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                      • Web Access Product Backlog should allow drag-and-drop to team (area path)

                        In TFS Web Access, on the Product Backlog, it would be nice if you could drag-and-drop to a team (area path), like you can with an iteration. In multi-team projects, teams have to drag the item to an iteration, and then open the item to assign a team (area path).

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                        • copy local path to clipboard

                          I am constantly wanting to open up items that are in source control in a text editor. the way I do this today is, in Source Control Explorer:
                          -right-click on the item, select "Windows Explorer"
                          -Windows Explorer opens. I shift+right-click on the item and select "Copy as path"

                          seems to be this should just be one step. I would like to right-click on the item in Source Control explorer and say "Copy local path to clipboard".

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                          • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

                            I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

                            Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

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                            • Permit tagging of changed files in the Git Provider

                              Imagine this workflow:

                              * I start work on feature A.
                              * Halfway through I spot bug B and fix that.
                              * Further down the line I add an enhancement C.

                              After I complete the work I would like to make separate commits for each work item A, B, and C.

                              At present all the changed files are lumped together in the "Include Changes (n)".

                              It would be great if it's possible to tag changes as belonging to a specific commit as we go along.

                              The reason for this workflow is that it's not always possible to keep committing small changes…

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                              • Add gravatar option for profile picture

                                For TFS as service please add option of selecting gravator for profile image

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                                • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                                  Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

                                  Scenario
                                  Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                                  Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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                                  • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

                                    The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

                                    Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

                                    Best regards
                                    David Nykjaer, 2ndC

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                                    • Setting Code Change Notifications for Team Rooms by Path

                                      When configuring notifications in team rooms,
                                      currently I can only select an entire Teamproject for code change notifications.
                                      It would be desireable to filter by Paths instead.
                                      E.g.:
                                      + "$/PROJECT/team1/source"
                                      + "$/PROJECT/team1/docs"

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                                      • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

                                        It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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                                        • Allow easy export of folder diff to excel or plain text

                                          It's relatively simple to compare two folders, but I haven't found an easy way to export that to a text file or an easily queryable excel file. Youc an get there from the command line (with some work), but there's also no easy way to copy/paste all the command line parameters from the UI or to invoke the modify filter dialog from the command line.

                                          See also: http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/06/generating-changelog-from-tfs.html

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