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  1. Change Visual Studio Online account region

    My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

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    • Customize the columns on the Task Board

      - Configure columns on the task board, just as on the Kanban board
      - allow to control what workitems should appear on a board (even if not linked to a user story/pbi)
      - allow setting of WIP limits per column

      248 votes
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      • Implement AD FS for TFS

        Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

        244 votes
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        • Ability to constrain linked work items based on rules/conditions

          For example, I want to prevent the creation of Sprint Tasks before a Product Backlog Item is ready for development, assigned to a Sprint, contains a description, and is prioritized.

          239 votes
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          • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

            In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

            Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

            231 votes
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            • GIT Merge with --no-ff

              Please allow the user to change the default merge behavior in the Team Explorer GIT extension. At the moment it is not possibly to work with a branching model like this: http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/ because it is necessary to merge branches with the --no-ff flag. Please provide us an option with no fast forward merge.

              226 votes
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              • Built-in support for NuGet packages

                Build definitions should be able to query (customizable) NuGet feeds (HTTP/HTTPS) & download packages referenced by the solution(s) - as we don't want them in source control (setting?).
                In addition, build definitions should be able to create, push & publish packages to any NuGet feed.
                This should be possible and configurable out-of-the-box, without any customization.

                218 votes
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                • Make the "My Work" section available in VS 2012 Professional

                  I've recently discovered that the fantastic new "My Work" section of Team Explorer that is enabled with TFS 2012 is not available in Visual Studio 2012 Professional. The My Work feature is one of the tenets of TFS 2012, as it defines and enables a new and much improved workflow. To limit it to VS Ultimate is to cripple one of the basic features of TFS 2012 for the majority of Visual Studio users.

                  212 votes
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                  • TFS Integration with ServiceNow

                    Many of my customers use ServiceNow for managing project initiatives, tracking costs and resources, and for their ServiceDesk. TFS currently has no integration with this tool, and the customers could get a lot of value out of being able to link information in ServiceNow to TFS work items and report on them. So it would be great to have an easy way to synch data between the systems.

                    212 votes
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                    • Allow Burndown to use story points instead of hours

                      We typically don't use hours on our tasks. It would be nice to change the burndown in TFS to use story points on completed/non-completed PBIs instead.

                      210 votes
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                      • Visualize the rights of a user/group on all different aspects of a Team Project

                        You can set rights in TFS on a lot of different levels. On Team Project, Area/ Iteration/ Team Queries, Source Control/ Folders/ Files, Builds / Reports / SharePoint. Especially in TFS with different TFS groups that sometimes contain the same users/groups, it is hard to see why a user has a specific right or is not allowed to do something. At the moment it is hard to find this without checking everything manually.

                        204 votes
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                        • Centralized Build View & Management

                          Create an interface to centrally view and manage builds for administrators. As an admin that manages builds across team projects, I find it tedious that I have to navigate to each Team Project’s Build Explorer to see current build activity. It makes it even worse that you force each Build Explorer to open in the same VS Window.

                          Minimally, the interface would be the current Build Explorer without the Team Project filter, thus allowing admins to have a central view of build activity. Ideally, it would be a similar interface that allows for a centralized build activity view and also…

                          195 votes
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                          • Allow impediments to be viewable next to their respective tasks within the Board page.

                            Up until a few weeks ago, we had been using the Urban Turtle extension for TFS, which was much easier to work with than the base web interface. I love the new TFS web interface, however, there is no way to view impediments to a task (no easy way). If an associate is waiting on something in order to complete their task, we add an impediment to the task. Urban Turtle then shows that impediment (in yellow) next to the task, so that we can easily see that the developer is unable to proceed. This allows our project manager to…

                            192 votes
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                            • Enable reporting with Visual Studio Online

                              It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with VSO. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

                              191 votes
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                              • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

                                Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

                                188 votes
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                                • Kanban board: More customizations and usability features

                                  Kanban board should provide additional capabilities so that we can effectively move existing "physical" Kanban using team or from competitive products to TFS. Some important customization capabilities:
                                  Which field to display on the card
                                  Ability to choose number of card width for a specific state/column
                                  Ability to have horizontal swimlane with different states (for different class of services for example)
                                  Ability to access the PBI related tasks as a sub-board

                                  And also usability features:
                                  - functionalities for large display for team board: auto refresh, auto scroll, etc.
                                  - change the priority/positionning of the card directly on the board
                                  - Ability…

                                  188 votes
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                                    Hopefully you’ve seen some of the progress we’ve made here, and more that’s coming. A bunch of our planned updates are outlined in this blog post.

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/01/21/agile-project-management-futures.aspx

                                    These suggestions are already possible:
                                    - Change priority
                                    - Minimize the first and last column
                                    - Definition of Done
                                    - Swim lanes

                                    The other suggestions are all in progress

                                    Thanks.
                                    Aaron Bjork

                                  • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

                                    I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                                    We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

                                    We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

                                    However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

                                    We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

                                    188 votes
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                                      Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve the traceability from code reviews to work items. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                                      Matt Mitrik
                                      TFS Program Manager

                                    • Add a report that shows the age of pending changes

                                      This would show which files are currently checked out and how long they have been checked out. Would improve transparency within teams to see how long developers are going without checking in code.

                                      185 votes
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                                      • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Online

                                        As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back to Visual Studio Online. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

                                        184 votes
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                                        • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

                                          When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

                                          184 votes
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