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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show a triggered CI build directly after checking in pending changes

      If you have a TFS project with a configured CI build that automatically triggers on a new check-in, it would be nice if you could see a link to the running build directly on the "Pending Changes" page in Team Explorer. Right now you have to switch over to the "Builds" page and you will see the newly triggered build under "My builds".

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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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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make TFS compatible with Claims Based Authentication

          We are not able to use the SharePoint integration because our SharePoint site is using Claims Based Authentication. As a result, we cannot access the canned Excel files that come with a template.

          Once CBA is turned on for a web site, it cannot be turned off.

          We are using TFS 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010.

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          • Add TFS Admin feature that allows TFS Administrators to notify end users

            As a TFS administrator over several servers and hundreds of users I often need to notify end users via email about upcoming system downtime, etc. Presently there is no built-in mechansim to do this and it would be nice to have one. Manually entering hundreds of emails in Outlook isn't an option and I don't think we should have to develop our own app via TFS API to do something like this. It should be a feature of TFS IMO.

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            • Add a Merge button to the Changeset Details dialog (Team Explorer)

              Merging a changeset seems like an extremely common action from having it open in team explorer. The other ways to initiate a merge are long-winded and awkward (select full or partial merge, select source branch, wait for changeset list to load, find the wanted changeset etc.)

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              • I'm very frustrated with your TFS service right now. I simply want to commit my changes. This used to be easy with CVS and SVN, but doe

                Error 'TF10169' refers to a "Team Project deletion tool", yet I can't find it on your website, nor can it be found in your Search service. I just want to commit my **** changes, but your service won't let me do ****.

                1. How the **** can I delete the whole project, so that I can Create it again, so that I can commit my ******* changes?

                2. When you remove users from a system, you need to remove their associations from all files.

                3. I've simply wasted to much ******* time (an hour) on this ridiculous situation, when I…

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                  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow for additional fields to be added to iterations

                  With the new iteration configuration in TFS2012, it would be beneficial to be add a few custom fields the dialog. In TFS2010, this functionality was a work item type so it was very easy to add additional fields. Also, this was a good place to put goals for the iteration and the details from the retrospective. This has now all been lost.
                  I like the direction TFS2012 went, but now have lost some of the functionality that was quite useful int TFS2010.

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                  • Provide ability to move a TFS 2010 project from one collection to another with history preservation

                    Provide the ability to move a TFS 2010 project from one collection to another with history preservation. Assumed that this facility would have been part of TFS Admin or in VS 2010.

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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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                      • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

                        there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

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                        • Ability to download file(s)/folder/projects

                          For tfspreview.com allow a user to download a specific: files/folder/project, either directly or if multiples objects as a .ZIP file.

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                          • Usability issue about user stories, tasks etc.

                            When I open a user story I want to understand if there is something under the "STORYBOARDS" or "ATTACHMENTS" tab without clicking on it.
                            Every time I have to click on tabs to control, if there is something under "Attachments", "Storyboards", "Implementation" etc.
                            I want to click when there is something under.

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                            • how do I allow user to perform all the project admin work associated with Work items without allowing the managing of permissions?

                              If a user is a team administrator within a team or has edit project level permission, they can manage permissions. How can allow a user to be able to enable iterations, customize a kanban board, etc but not be allowed to add or remove user to teams or to the team project?

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                              • The product backlog items in the sprint board should be color coded

                                The backlog items are color coded by item type in the latest version of the TFS. It would be nice if the same color coding was applied to backlog items on the sprint board.

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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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                                  • Use the build retention policy to determine the build global list

                                    As a tester I want to be able to select the build currently in my environment as the 'Found In' value for a new bug so that I can report bugs against the correct build that they were found in.

                                    Details

                                    The current algorithm for populating the build global list appears to be the 10 most recent succeeded builds per definition. This ignores retained builds that may be progressing through an environment chain, and creates an inability to effectively use the 'Found In' field in a work item.

                                    I suggest it uses the data as specified by the build retention…

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                                    • Provide a better tf.exe experience with PowerShell

                                      tf.exe needs a posh-git equivalent. It would be neat if it exposed a way to get status information about only the current directory, too.

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                                      • save the last used date filter in Build Explorer

                                        either allow users to set the default date filter or save the last used date filter in the Build Explorer.

                                        I never want to see builds just for Today (as is the default), nor do I want to see build older than 30 day. Since we retain 10ish builds, I don't thing defaulting to 30 days (or 28 that is available now) would be out of line.

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                                        • create a scrum task board that can show sprint contents without scrolling

                                          Currently there are several reports and 3rd party apps that try to show a decent scrum task board, but my experience is that we cannot get the same overview as we can by using the good old whiteboard. Mostly its because of poor use of screen area. If you could create a scrum task board that can fit 10 pbis with their associated sbis and show their placement across 4 state columns and still keep their titles visible (aka large fonts) then morning scrums with be a breeze.

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