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  1. Remember related workitem

    When you drag a work item onto the related work item area or add it via the ID it then is used when you do a check in to associate the changes to that work item. I may be abnormal in my usage of source control in that I check in *VERY* frequently. Usually after I get a few unit tests passing I'm checking in. This means that throughout the day I may check in a dozen or more times and really want to associate all those checkins to possible the same work item (story).

    Currently, once you do a…

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    • automatic created tasks for backlog item

      For TFSPreview:
      A checkBox or numericUpDown when creating a backlog item to automatic create tasks. After creating the backlog item the user is automatically lead to the relating tasks without further clicks.

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      • TFS Feedback client should support multiple item submission

        so on the Provide tab, clicking next should enable submit, not close aswell unless no more is to be entered.
        Currently having to create multiple items in one feedback then in TFS creating mutiple work items from this response. It would be better to be able to promote the individual response to a work item, either a task or bug.

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        • clean up all workitemdata in the database for a deleted project

          When deleting a project (or splitting a projectcollection), not all data is deleted from the database. This is especially a problem when only a part of a projectcollection is to be moved to a customers TFS environment.

          Workitems (including attachments) are not deleted when using TfsDeleteProject, or when the tfs cleanup jobs (prc_DeleteUnusedContent and prc_DleteUnusedFiles) are ran manually.

          We managed to clean up workitemdata with Microsoft Support using witadmin destroywi, but surely this should be part of tfsdeleteproject or the cleanup jobs.

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          • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

            A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

            Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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            • TFS Shelveset to be a personal source control

              TFS shelve-sets should be more independent.
              Also they should be able to use with merge-tools, not just override existing files. Now they are pretty dangerous.

              Developers usually have many tasks at once, so it would be nice to use shelve as base for different tasks. Now if I have one task to make big refactoring to many files and another task to clean all unused references, those tasks partly touch the same files and releate to each other and I have problems of canceling one task from shelve.

              Git can do this.

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              • Ability to right click an item in the backlog and change status

                In the Visual Studio Online Work>Sprint>Backlog add the ability to right click an item and change it's status.

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                • Allow Builds against wildcard branches

                  GitFlow suggests that you have multiple release branches, one for each release. If you set up your build on develop, then you will be including still in development code. Ideally you would build on the release branch, but this means changing the build definition to point to the relevant release branch.

                  Instead, TFS should allow us to set up a build on a wildcarded branch, like TeamCity allows (https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TCD8/Working+with+Feature+Branches)

                  This is the only reason my team will not be using TFS build.

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                          • Allow users to add discussion on an item in TFS Web Access

                            Please allow users to add comments to an item in the Web Access.

                            This for me is a show stoppper as people testing and submitting bugs cannot add comments without installing Visual Studio!

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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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                              • Allow for custom rules in work item field reference

                                It would be nice to have ability to write complex rule for work items field. In my scenerio I have custom field Due Date and I would like to set its value to "DateTime.Now.AddDays(7)". Currently I can only use COPY rule but it support only static value.

                                Here is full description: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprocess/thread/806d8398-00c6-4cd8-8356-228eeaef63ab

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • Blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online

                                          Please add a internal blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online. A private blog permit to enrich projects documentation within work teams, just as it will allow new members are quickly engage to the project development

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