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  1. Reverse link items to team room discussions

    Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

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    Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

    Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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    • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

      The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

      Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

      Best regards
      David Nykjaer, 2ndC

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      • Setting Code Change Notifications for Team Rooms by Path

        When configuring notifications in team rooms,
        currently I can only select an entire Teamproject for code change notifications.
        It would be desireable to filter by Paths instead.
        E.g.:
        + "$/PROJECT/team1/source"
        + "$/PROJECT/team1/docs"

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        • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

          It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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          • Allow easy export of folder diff to excel or plain text

            It's relatively simple to compare two folders, but I haven't found an easy way to export that to a text file or an easily queryable excel file. Youc an get there from the command line (with some work), but there's also no easy way to copy/paste all the command line parameters from the UI or to invoke the modify filter dialog from the command line.

            See also: http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/06/generating-changelog-from-tfs.html

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            • Prevent a TFService PBI from being marked as Done unless the child tasks are first marked as Done

              Using Team Foundation Service, Scrum 2.0.

              A Product Backlog Item (PBI) can be marked as Done, even when the child tasks it is linked to are In Progress.

              I understand there could be a discussion around Definition of Done here, but I think it would be a better experience if an error message or warning was shown.

              This would be more in line with what happens elsewhere in Team Foundation Service. For example, when a Task is moved from Done to In Progress ... an elegant message appears, a great experience!

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              • separate security permission for merging pull requests / enforce peer review

                This would allow enforcing that all commits to a particular branch get peer-reviewed through the system of pull requests. Right now both direct pushes and pull request merges are controlled via the same permission, making pull requests more of a convention than en enforcement.

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                • Allow Users to add test results to TFS 2013 Web Access Home Page

                  We love TFS, especially since you seem to be moving more MTM functionality over to Web Access (Shared Test Cases & Parameters). I also enjoy the new homepage, as a lot of data can be displayed there via queries and charts... But, the lack of test results being readily view-able, troubles me. I know I can go into the test tab to see this; I know that I can go into the project portal for this data. But why not have it as a user-configurable option on the homepage? Why can't I have a query displaying the number of failed…

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                  • Can move or copy backlogs or bugs between project in Visual Studio Online

                    Can move or copy backlogs or bugs between project in Visual Studio Online

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                    • Allow drag and drop attachments for workitems

                      Allow drag and drop attachments for workitems

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                      • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

                        I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

                        I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

                        I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

                        The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

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                        • Provide Native TFS Build Server Support for Fake - F# Make Build

                          I would like the ability to use F# Fake build scripts instead of using build templates, msbuild files, and powershell scripts to define my build process. It would be nice if the TFS build server to supported it out of the box.

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                          • Add a menu item for Get Latest Version

                            While looking to a source code, sometimes we need to get latest version from server. If we want to achieve this, we need to go to Solution Explorer and find the appropriate file than right click and select "Get Latest Version".

                            But i think if there is a menu item in context menu at Source Code View and if i need to get latest version than i can easily right click and select Get Latest Version; so i didn't need to look for the file at Solution Explorer.

                            This will be good at huge projects

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                            • make it possible to build the setup project (InstallShield Limited) on TFS online, so we can do continuous integration

                              We are using the TFS online, and we are doing continuous integration. But the problem is that the setup project (InstallShield Limited) cannot be built on the TFS online. So we must publish new version manually, that's not good practice for continuous integration.

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                              • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                                Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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                                • Support XNA in the Hosted Build Service

                                  Support the XNA Framework on the Hosted Build Service! It's a MS framework, and would allow small game developers to make use of the Hosted Build Service.

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                                  • Use the ASOF operator direct in the user interface for workitem queries.

                                    As a end user I want to see workitens data in the state it were on a specific date without the use of coding.

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                                    • Enable on-premise TFS Proxy and SharePoint that Link to TFSPreview

                                      Our development team would like to switch to TFS in the cloud, but we don't want to give up the LAN-speed access we have to a local server nor do we want to abandon our SharePoint document library. So, I would like to create a TFSPreview account and link it to on-premise SharePoint and TFS Proxy servers so my local team can have fast local access, but the distributed members and stakeholders can use the cloud.

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                                      • Allow users to copy queries between projects.

                                        Allow users to copy a query from one project to another. For example where a team may manage upwards of 10 projects like me, this becomes tiresome to create new queries which fit our needs each time. And puts me off using the product.

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                                        • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                                          We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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