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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • [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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                • Add work item pane to Product Backlog screen

                  On the work items screen there is a work item pane that's great for quick views/edits to work items.

                  Added this or something similar would really enhance a product owners productivity when managing the backlog.

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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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                      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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                                  • The Work Item page should have the option to be undocked

                                    In order to have frequently used (and changing) information at a fixed position on screen it is neccessary that the Work Item page can be undocked.
                                    Otherwise transient pages (like Changeset Details), which are also shown within the Team Explorer, hide the Work Item page.

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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