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

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                            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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                                • Allow Custom Work Item Fields to be populated from an external Source (DB or WS)

                                  At the moment there are only 2 ways of populating the allowed values list in a work item. In the work item definition itself or in a global list. Some more flexibility would be great here. Besides that. Allowing a list of values to be displayed as a tree would be great as well. Not limit this only to the area and iteration field. Another solution might be to enable non admin users to add values to the allowed values list without "hacking" in the work items or Global Lists

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                                  • [TFS Team Query] Provide non-admin user customization - columns, column order, sorted column(s)

                                    By default, only TFS Project Administrators have permissions to change any aspect of a TFS Team Query. This makes sense for specifying the query criteria and maybe limiting the columns able to be displayed by the Contributor users.

                                    BUT... each user with read access to the query should be able to customize their view of the query results. They should be able to save how they want the query sorted by default. They should be able to save which columns and in which order they want those columns in the query results grid.

                                    It is a hassle to re-sort or…

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                                    • Support check-out/check-in via the TFSP site directly

                                      Have a few basic commands available from the TFSP site such as check-in/check-out. Good for misc files that you are getting from a part time graphics designer, et. al., where they don't want to mess with their machine and install the full vstudio client.

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                                      • Allow sending an email from the work item detail/edit screen

                                        Currently it is possible to email a work item from a list of query results, but it is not possible to email a work item when you are on the details/edit screen of a work item. At a minimum, it would be nice to replicate the aforementioned functionality that is available from the query results list, but even better would be to allow an email to be sent FROM the work item so that if/when someone replies to that email, it will attach the response to the TFS work item automatically. Many other issue tracking solutions allow this (e.g. FogBugz)…

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                                        • Allow marking a Branch as obsolete or locked or a combination of these.

                                          Allow functionality for a specific set of users to be able to mark a branch as obsolete or locked. This should be colour coded text in the source control explorer

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