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  1. Button to filter the checked in / undo pending changes files to only current project files (Eclipse plugin)

    Any chance of adding to the eclipse plugin, the same button there is in Visual Studio (filter by solution button)?

    If added I think it would be best to add it in the same place and situation when it shows in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, when I'm about to do any check in I see this:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

    And when I click the button to filter by solution I see the list shrunk to only the files from the current solution like so:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

    In Eclipse button I would love similar feature, that would filter the files depending on the…

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    • Setting for default "filter by solution" state (Visual Studio TFS)

      Any chance to put some setting in visual studios plugin, to enable or disable this setting by default? What I mean is, now every time I'm going into the visual studio's checkin window, I have to hit that button. I would like to decide whether I want for this option to be enabled by default when I go there or not.

      Currenty every time I opne check in I see this:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

      I'd like to have an option I can set, to always see this:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

      sincerely
      Lucas

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      • When shelving pending changes in Visual Studio, provide a dropdown of existing shelvesets.

        I often perform a shelve multiple times to the same shelveset name, e.g. "WIP" for changes I am busy on currently but don't yet want to commit, but also don't want to just keep on my machine.

        Or perhaps I am forced to switch contexts, and switch between different components, shelving the changes before doing so.

        Currently I have to open the dialog for unshelving to view the shelvesets, copy the name, then go out of it and back to shelving dialog and paste the name, and override the shelveset. The dialogs are modal so you're forced to switch back…

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        • Integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365 service on the cloud

          We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
          However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
          Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.

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          • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

            When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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            • More custom branch/merge administrative reporting to list active branches per Release (folder/branch name) & Project and merge status

              Ever since I started to work with TFS 2010 (through VS 2008 if it matters) and was tasked with producing administrative reports, I have had a lot of challenges and dead ends. I know that there is an API and the Sidekicks but neither give the details, report scheduling capabilities, zero client involvement, or ease of use that my group requires.

              After looking at one of the collection schemas, I only became more frustrated... We aren't using the testing/lab piece of the tool, so the only database relationships available are of little use to us.

              My department is heavily involved…

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              • new favicon for tfs web app

                The favicon is the same as visual Studio. that makes pinning to taskbar confusing!!!!

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                • Enable TFS action for "Linked ressources" in TFS Eclipse-Plugin

                  The TFS Eclipse-Plugin doesn't recognize "Linked resources" as TFS controlled source files or folders. Therefore the plugin doesn't enabled TFS actions for these files or folders.

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                  • Full Text support should be available in LocalDB

                    Full Text support should be available in LocalDB which is used in elastic TFS build

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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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                      • Move Tasks to sprints

                        I'd like to be able to right click on Tasks in the Backlog view and move the Task to a specific Sprint without having to open its properties and change the iteration path.

                        I basically would like it to work as it does for Product Backlog Items

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                        • Edit comments on ticket's discussion

                          at tfs page, the ticket's discussion comments can't be edited, i would like to edit the comments because of typos or other things.

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                          • Web Access Product Backlog should allow drag-and-drop to team (area path)

                            In TFS Web Access, on the Product Backlog, it would be nice if you could drag-and-drop to a team (area path), like you can with an iteration. In multi-team projects, teams have to drag the item to an iteration, and then open the item to assign a team (area path).

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                            • Add gravatar option for profile picture

                              For TFS as service please add option of selecting gravator for profile image

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                              • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

                                Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

                                The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

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                                • Allow TFS2012 dashboard screen to customize

                                  TFS2012 is a great software, allowing user to customize TFS2012 Web home screen will help a lot.

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                                  • Include spell check in TFS Work Items

                                    Make spell check available in work items in TFS. i.e. Titles, Description, History ...

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                                    • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

                                      In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

                                      I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

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                                      • Implement merges between branches with common ancestors without baseless merge

                                        It should be possible to merge changes from one ancestor to another ancestor of a common changeset without doing a baseless merge.

                                        I find that it is quite common in our workflow that we start work on a project and need to implement feature X, during development (usually at integration time) they may decide they don't want to ship that feature with this project and want to move it to a different project (this is using the Feature Branch methodology where a branch contains x number of features).

                                        It becomes very difficult to apply these changes to a different branch…

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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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