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  1. Allow 2 byte char on the TFS(Team Foundation Service) Build Service

    In my source code has been contains 2 byte characters.
    Build service failed build. It may be because the characters are garbled.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS WebAccess hierachical List View of Work Items - Option to display all Items collapsed if executing the Query

      TFS WebAccess - Hierachical WorItems Query

      By Default all Items are displayed expanded. You have the button to collapse all items, but it would be great if there is an Option to make the collapsed view the Standard view.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add [Retry] button to "Go Offline - The Team Foundation Server is currently unavailable" dialog

        I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got their TFS server accessible only via a VPN. It's pretty annoying that if you forget to (re)connect the VPN before starting Visual Studio, the dialog that eventually appears to inform you that the TFS server is unavailable doesn't give you a chance to retry the connection and even if you do connect the VPN, your solution gets opened offline and you have to waste time brining it online again.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Phone App to enter new Tasks (fast and easy)

          Need a Windows Phone App to enter Tasks to the TFS service. Do you have service API?
          Much easier than the going to the web via a webbroswer just to add new tasks to the project team for the coming day. Ideas might pop up during a test in the field or after work-hours or at a meeting with the client.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Team Foundation Service use the user's Microsoft Account name and picture

            Today, Team Foundation Service supports sign in using Microsoft Account, but it requires you to upload a new Picture and define your name again instead of using what is already defined in the user's Microsoft Account.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Team Foundation Service - Create Team Project Collection

              I really like TFService but it would really be helpful if it had the ability to create/delete collections so that projects can be better organized.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the default value for Iteration Path configurable.

                I understand the rationale for using the <current> iteration path as the default, as it is often the case that the item applies to the current sprint underway. However, we just as often want to leave it unassigned (perhaps set to @project) so it can be assigned into a future iteration subsequent to review. It would be helpful if the default setting could be configurable, including options for <Current>, @Project, and perhaps blank, so that it has to be deliberately chosen. (I know users can change the value to @Project, for example, but if it's manual it's easy to forget.)

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Filter conversations in TFS team room

                      I think you should include filters to make this more useful.

                      Filter on:

                      -User (e.g. messages/replies to me)

                      -Work item id

                      -Date span


                      More powerful if combined with the possibility to hashtag a conversation and a search function.

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                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the possibility to have multiple TFS Service Accounts for the same Windows Live ID

                        In the Team Foundation Service I can't find any way of having multiple TFS Service Accounts for one single Windows Live Id.
                        This is a shame since I must then create an extra Windows Live ID in order to separate my personal and work account.
                        Isn't the whole point with Windows Live ID to have ONE account for multiple services ?

                        When I log on to the TFS Service, the next page I get is the My Accounts page, Could it be possible to have the abillity to create another account here and also select the one of which you…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide previous version of target as option to merge tool when performing merge across branches.

                          Merge provides before change, after change, and base to merge tool.. Needless to say, this fails when there are many changes not being merged. Providing previous version of target results an a nearly clean merge.

                          Replacing the merge tool doesn't help as the merge tool is being fed garbage.

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix the burndown trendline algorithm

                            As I understand it, the height of the burndown trend line at its left edge is calculated by adding together each increase of hours during the sprint. So for example say on day 1 we estimate 100 hours. On day 5 we're down to 50 and we find 25 more, and then we finish the sprint. The trendline would start at 125 hours at the upper left of the burndown chart and end at zero at the lower right. I don't think this accurately reflects what is going on.

                            To illustrate, consider another sprint. In this one we estimate 100…

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • tf unshelve accept /user: param (or other cmdline option) to come up with that user and their shelvesets populated in the selection UI

                                One of the situations that happens often is that someone on my team will ask me to review something they just shelved, but typically they either don't remember the name off-hand (especially if they're asking verbally) or it's a long/complicated name for clarity. Currently the simplest method I know of to get to this shelveset (99% of the time, the latest shelveset they've created) is to 'tf unshelve', shift-tab twice (or alt-n) to get up to the owner name textbox, type their name in, hit enter (which refreshes the list and thankfully moves the focus down to the first entry…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Opera browser because all HTML5 compliant browsers should be supported

                                  For the Team Foundation Server Preview, please additionally support Opera which is in my experience so far the most compliant of CSS3 and HTML5 standards with minimal known quicks while surprisingly still supported the least mainly due to browser detection which exclude it when it will most likely will work without issue.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    Add Git support for staging of selected lines

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                                    • Full Text support should be available in LocalDB

                                      Full Text support should be available in LocalDB which is used in elastic TFS build

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                                      • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

                                        Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

                                        This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

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                                        • Add the ability to run scripts pre and post check-in and check-out action

                                          On develoers computer who use visual studio with team system source control, I would like to have the option to run pre-checkin a script that located in his computer. The script will be installed on same location to all the developers.
                                          The same ability will be at the checkin (Pre-Checkin) action.
                                          The Option to run ability post check-in and post chek-out.
                                          There will be a drop down list to select if it's server script or client script .
                                          We had this option in other source control systems.

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