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  1. 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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      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Speed up Git Push operations

        The Git based source control on Team Foundation Service is a great addition, unfortunately the push performance seems terrible, even 1 line changes take upwards of 10 minutes, as if the whole branch is being pushed rather than just the files changed by the commit.

        I have updated OpenSSH to a newer version since some resources suggested that might help, but it there is no change.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve the Performance of TFS in cloud

          When i connect to TFS in cloud, using the team explorer, it is very slow. Be it openign the home page(where my work items are loaded etc.) or be it creating shelvesets/code reviews etc., it is very slow when im connecting to TFS in cloud. Hope the performance gets improved.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Find in files search option for Team Foundation Server

            We have demands from our users that wishes to do code search across all solutions they have stored in TFS. I think that option was available in VSS and was pratical to do impact analysis and the likes.

            The only option we have now is to check out everything from source control and index the content with windows search or sharepoint. It works but is not very practical...

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Kanban WIP-limits configurable hard limits instead of soft limits

              The kanban functionality in TFS see here (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/08/13/introducing-kanban.aspx) mentions that the Work In Progress limits are soft limits. I'd like to see the limit be configurable to either be soft or hard. I prefer hard limits because the tool would be able to be used for enforcing the process and not adding new work.

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              • Kill the UI Experts @ Microsoft that thinking more clicks for the same operation is a good idea. Pending Changes Source Control Window SUCK

                Pretty much every software developer on the planet that uses Visual Studio is use to the pending changes window in VS2010 and now in VS2012 that entire interface has changed, takes more clicks and more mouse moves to do the same thing. I'm a UI Expert. Are we really that bored as humanity that we need to make the same thing more complicated? I thought the entire point of technology was to make our lives easier. Like Windows 8 and the dumbing down of access to information, VS2012 is a perfect example of where UI designers need to do something…

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support code review of git pull requests

                  Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

                  - Git server used to store code.
                  - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
                  - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • provide a save function to commit new value on fly for WIT

                    Modifying the WIT, I used a copy function to copy value from the original field to the remaining field and there is no command that I can use to save/commit the new copied value to the database. Thus, the query can't "read" it out in the results. That makes users confused because they can see the value in the work item. All we can do now is triggering a "save" manually (ex: by adding something to the description, then hit save).

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a guide for moving from subversion to TFS.

                      I would appreciate a guide for how to move source control from SVN to Team Foundation Server 2012. How to go from trunk, branches and tags to TFS branching conventions?

                      How to handle multiple solutions in the same team project? Today I have several solutions in a SVN repository (corresponding to a product). Every branch has multuple solutions (main product and supporting components).

                      How to handle documentation that is not included in the solution but simple versioned by source control? For example, in SVN I have trunk\documentation for documentation and trunk\source for the source code.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS2012 should not become unresponsive when TFS is offline

                        As I write this TFS azure is experiencing issues. I have started VS2012 in offline mode to work around this outage.

                        However, VS2012 remains unresponsive, bringing my entire development effort to a standstill.

                        VS2012 should be able to handle outages much more gracefully than this.

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                        • I want to set multiple activity types per resource

                          I want to set multiple activity types per resource, at this moment I can only set one activity per resource

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                          • Team Explorer Everywhere: Save Comments for Reuse

                            Almost daily I try to check in some pending changes. I enter a comment, because it is required by our TFS server. I might spend 2 or 3 minutes writing a very detailed comment describing all of the changes and why I am making them. When I press "Check In" I get a dialog stating that there are conflicts. I resolve the conflicts and now what... Nothing. I have to press "check in pending changes" again. My comment is lost. I have to write it over again. Another 3 minutes re-writing the comment and some frustration go by, then I…

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                            • Remember form and column sizes in Source Control Merge Wizard dialog

                              I'm grateful this form now allows resizing, but it doesn't remember the form size. Also, I have to adjust columns each time so that I can see name in the user column. (the user column wasn't an issue in VS 2010 because it didn't include the domain/server name) Please make this form and its columns remember the user-adjusted sizes.

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                              • Ability to Customize WorkItemChangedEvent

                                I would like to have the ability to Customize WorkItemChangedEvent so when WI is changes, the mail notification will include also predefined customized fields in addition to the predefined core fields it currently supports.
                                Today, the following core fields are included in every notification mail: Team Project, Area, Iteration, Assigned To, State, Reason, Changed By and Changed Date.
                                Customize field is included in the mail only when it is changed, this is the default behaiver of the TFS.
                                We would like to have this field in all notification mails, even when not changed.
                                For example, the customized field for the…

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                                • tfspreview: Provide a tutorial how to create a branch (including permissions)

                                  I'm new to TFS and tried tfspreview.
                                  First impression was good. But when I tried to create a branch I failed.
                                  It seems to be a permission issue.
                                  A tutorial may help.

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                                  • Have unique sounds for different events in team room

                                    I'm a fan of the TFS team rooms to keep an eye on what is going on and for communicating with colleagues. However, this is made slightly trickier by the fact that I don't know what each audible 'blip' means when something happens. Is it a chat message? An @mention? Have we kicked off a successful build? Having unique sounds for these kinds of things would be useful.

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                                    • Divide write access to different levels like checkin/checkout files, add/delete files,folders.

                                      Hi,

                                      It would be nice to seperate write access to different levels to
                                      - Checkin/Check out of files
                                      - Add / Delete Files and Folders.

                                      We have some projects where we don't want to give access to add / delete files and folders to developers. Please review it and it to your future releases.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Ravi Bavanari

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                                      • Team Explorer - Home - make it more functional with live information about each hub

                                        I seldom use the "Home" hub in team explorer. It would be nice to use this as a dashboard so that I can see things like:

                                        * Last build status (pass/failed, time taken, who requested it)
                                        * Pending Changes hub - # Edits | # Adds | # Conflicts
                                        * My Work - Show in progress work items
                                        * Source Control - Latest changeset number, last person to checkin

                                        See the mockup and discussion here:

                                        ericphan.net/blog/2013/10/18/suggestion-visual-studio-2013-team-explorer-home-window

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                                        • 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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