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  1. 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 →
        • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

          We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

            When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

            A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow organizing/grouping git repositories in a team project

              The ability to host multiple git repositories in a single team project was essential to get uptake of git as a source control option for larger teams.

              But with this comes organizing those repositories.

              We need a way to be able group git repositories perhaps through some sort of virtual folder structure (like adding solution folders) to help navigation when a large amount of git repositories exist in a single team project.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the printed summary of work items to be just those shown in the view by column: for example, ID#, Title and Description.

                TFS needs to be ab le to print summaries with better selection of the text to be printed (exported). I particularly need (and will need) to print ID#, Work Item (type), Title and Description, and maybe the State, but not the date/time, Stck Rank, Iteration Path, Assigned to and other stuff.

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                  3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • The TFS Web Access Search bar should be able to search keywords across Team Projects

                  There is a difference in how the search box can be used in TFS Web Access. I noticed that we can use the search box to type in a work item ID# and it would pull it from across other team projects if needed. However, when typing in a keyword, it will only display results from the same Team Project. It would help to be able to change this behavior to keywords in the search box being searched across other team projects in the same collection(we are using one team project as a hub for others, so this behavior would…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Vertical Split by default

                    I've got my work items queries, and when I double-click them the results are shown (of course). The default view is the horizontal split (list of the work items on top, and the details of the selected one below). However, I prefer the vertical split view (list of the work items on the left, and the details of the selected on the right).

                    I can change the split view easily, but I need to do it every time I open the results window. Is there any way to configure this windows to open with the vertical split by default?

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

                      I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

                      Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

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