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  1. 7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • unshelve

      Pending Changes :- Unshelve - Find shelvesets

      When using the GUI to find shelvesets, rather than having to enter the ownername, can the owners of shelvesets be listed for selection instead of having to enter the owner and search?

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ownership of tfs online collection to multiple users

        Give the ability to have multiple owners of a tfs online collection. This is the avoid the issue of the person leaving the company who happens to have their Microsoft live account set as the owner of the tfs online account.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Team Explorer Everywhere: Add Ability to Rollback one or more Changesets

          I am using Team Explorer Everywhere v10.1.0 with Eclipse Indigo SR1 and JDK 1.6.0 u14.

          Use Case 1 - Revert all changes for one or more Changeset(s)
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          From the 'History' panel, I would like the ability to click on one or more changesets and select "Rollback all changes" or "Revert changes". In my local workfolder, this will undo the changes related to the selected changeset(s), after which time I can choose to view, Check In changes or Undo Pending changes. This is a common and very useful use-case from the Subversion revision control system.

          Use Case 2 - Roll…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a premium TFS CALs

            In TFS 2012, many of the new features such as the kanban diagrams and agile planning are only available for users with Visual Studio Premium.

            Users that are licensed only with a TFS CAL (without Visual Studio), cannot use these features as there is no ability to purchase a standalone "premium" TFS CAL.

            This creates a major problem when justifying TFS to upper management - it makes absolutely no sense to license project managers and non-technical staff members with full copies of Visual Studio to access basic planning functionality.

            Contractor (offsite) licensing for TFS is similarly complex - it's currently…

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            • All administrative functions should be visible only to TFS Admins

              Right now there are too many places admin links are are given to the end user. Even though user will not have access, links should also be hidden based on role (just like any other M$ product). All right click -> security, all admin links on Web UI and Team Explorer settings should only be visible to TFS admins.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "rename collection"

                Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

                We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in"

                  We do request Code Reviews on all checkins / changesets. So the actual goal is to bring up the "New Code Request" window for the Changeset just created by the check-in as easy as possible.

                  An Source Control - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in" would simplify this process.

                  The developer can then decide to submit the request (common case) or cancel (rare case).

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                  • More robust alert mechanism than what is in TFS 2012

                    Currently you can set up fairly decent alert notifications using the web interface, however there is one thing missing that is in most major ALM's. It appears that currently you can only email yourself or a list of e-mail addresses that you enter. What about allowing for the ability for using the value of a work item field as the e-mail address. Suppose you have an approval e-mail on the work item and when you move from state x to state y you want that e-mail to be sent an e-mail. Currently you have no way to do that, as…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "Check All" option to the Pending Changes tab

                      When adding a bunch of files to source control, it's a bit cumbersome to have to scroll down the window and individually check each box. It'd go a lot faster being able to check all / uncheck all in the list. Every time I add a new project to source control or check in a rather large set of code changes, I think about how much I'd love this feature. I'd rather check all and then go back and uncheck one or two boxes for files I don't want to check in than the other way around. It's a simple…

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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 →
                        • Able to control the way workitems are copied by 'Create copy of Workitem'

                          By "Create copy of Workitem' the relationship is per default is 'related' and basically everything (including related Changesets) is being copied to the new workitem. For compliance reasons i need to control what and how the workitem is being copied based on workitemtyp and which relationshiptype is used. For example: an changeset related to a workitem is a result for this specific workitem. We don't want this changeset result copied to a new workitem since it may not be a result for this workitem. Same goes for certain workitem attributes. We would like to have the possibility to customize the…

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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit Changeset Details in TFS Web Interface

                            Ability to modify changeset from the web interface.
                            1. Change commnets
                            2. Associate work items

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                            • Introduce Versioned Shelvesets

                              It would be nice if I could have a version history and multiple versions for each shelf. Basically I'd like a local branch so that I can version my work before I'm ready to integrate and check into the trunk with the rest of the team. This local branch is would never really last longer than a day or two but it would allow me to roll back work to a previous local version if I've made some big mistake and find myself lost in my code.

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                              • Please provide facility to Link requirements of Test Steps in MTM as you for attaching screeshots for teststeps.

                                Right there is a provision for MTM to link the Requirements or Use Cases to Test Case.
                                I request to provide an additional support to link the Requirements or Use cases to Multiple Test steps with in Testcase.

                                This will help while doing tracebility for the testcases and requirements.
                                This will also help to verify that all the requirements are tested which are assigned to cover in the testcase.

                                Regards
                                Thejo

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                                • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                                  Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                                  • Show files that were checked-in on Source Control Explorer History

                                    When you right-click in VS 2010 in Source Control Explorer and click "View History...", you only see comments. You have to double-click on the changeset to see files!!! Just integrate it into the view in a tree fashion.

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                                    • add time tracking features like Gantter.com or odesk

                                      need a way for team to track time spend on tasks so you don't have to use software

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                                      • Provide a licence for non devs that allows Team Room access

                                        The licence levels on visualstudio.com are Basic, Professional and Advanced. Only Advanced seems to allow Team Room access. For non-technical members of the organisation who we would like to converse with in the Team Room it does not represent value for money to purchase an Advanced licence, and neither do we need most of the functionality it comes with.

                                        In our particular instance we have a business operations manager for whom we would like team room access. It would be nice if she could view and add to the backlog but the development, build and test tools are not required.

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                                        • Moving files or folders via Solution Explorer should keep Source Control Version History

                                          Refactoring(Moving) Folders, moving files etc. inside visual studio (solution explorer) breaks the history of the affected items

                                          So I hope and I am pretty sure that I am not the only one requesting for such a enhancement :)

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