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  1. Add context menu item in solution explorer to open Source Control Explorer showing selected file

    When you right-click in VS 2010 Solution Explorer it would be great to have a shortcut there that opens up Source Control Explorer immediately showing the selected file.

    Currently a user is required to open Source Control Explorer and manually expand (and know) all the folders in the path to get to the desired location.

    157 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

      155 votes
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      • Implement real-time collaboration on the Kanban board

        The Kanban board is an invaluable tool for teams, however not all teams sit in the same physical room when doing planning meetings, nor should I be forced to refresh to see what's going on throughout the day. It would be great if the Kanban board supported real-time collaboration so all connected participants could see what the rest of the team is doing. This could be achieved using the Microsoft SignalR framework.

        154 votes
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        • Persist the last view of the Query Results in VS (Horizontal/Vertical)

          Working on Visual Studio, when you open a work item query, the results window shows its contents in the horizontal split view. If we prefer the vertical split view, we have to change it every time we open the window. Team explorer should have a way to configure this behavior. The same happens for folder/flat view in pending changes window.

          146 votes
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          • implement branch history for folders

            In the history of a single file the branch/rename history is visible by plus-sign on the left.
            I would like to have such a feature for complete folders which are branched/renamed.

            145 votes
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              Thanks for the suggestion – we’re currently investigating what it would take to enable a better folder history experience inside Visual Studio. We’ll provide more updates as we better understand this work.

              Matt Mitrik
              TFS Program Manager

            • A TFS Web Dashboard for large flat screens in team rooms

              It’s getting more and more popular for developer teams to have a large flat screen in their team room to monitor the current development state.
              I suggest that the TFS web interface provides support for this usecase.

              This support should include following aspects:
              - Most of the web-site area should be used for the dashboard
              (e.g. a new tab next to HOME, WORK, BUILD, or a specific URL)
              - The area should be based on a simple grid which can be used to position several “live tiles” on it.
              (similar to the queries which are displayed on the Home page…

              141 votes
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              • Move a file in TFS, which is dragged from on project to another instead of remove and add it

                Until now, Visual Studio removes and adds a file in the TFS if it get traged/moved between different projects. Visual Studio should move the file instead to prevent the CC history.
                The same could also be used for cut & paste a file.

                141 votes
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                  Thanks for the suggestion – we’re currently investigating what it would take to enable a better move experience across projects in Solution Explorer. We’ll provide more updates as we better understand this work.

                  Matt Mitrik
                  TFS Program Manager

                • 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…

                  138 votes
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                  • Visual Studio Tools for Git Extension (Microsoft Git Provider) integration with Source Control Explorer window

                    The major feature that is still missing from the Microsoft Git Provider is to integrate it with the Source Control Explorer window to provide a full featured Git repository UI that will rival third party tools in it's feature set.

                    A great example of the ideal functionality is the Git Extensions main user interface. It allows changing repositories and branches, stashing changes, committing code and push/pull operations. It also provides a great visual diagram showing the commit history for the selected repository and where each branch (local and origin) is in relation to the head. It also allows you to…

                    136 votes
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                      Thanks for the suggestion – we’re currently investigating what it would take to enable repo browsing experience inside Visual Studio. We’ll provide more updates as we better understand this work.

                      Matt Mitrik
                      TFS Program Manager

                    • In Team Foundation Service, allow projects to be "public", like GitHub

                      I really like Team Foundation Service, but I keep find I get drawn back to GitHub for Open Source projects.

                      I realise CodePlex already exists, but they don't have the full TFS facilities (Build etc).

                      I would like to see the ability to have public projects for our Open Source work.

                      132 votes
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                      • "Not In" operator for Work Item Queries

                        Nearly all WIQL operators can be negated, except for the "In" operator. IMHO there's a need for a "Not In" operator, the negated version of the "In" operator, returning true if a field value is not in the specified list of values.

                        128 votes
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                          Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to include this into the product. We will be providing an update soon.
                          - Justin Marks (Microsoft)

                        • Drag and drop reordering for multiple consecutive items in the product backlog

                          In hosted TFS 2012 preview it is possible to reorder the product backlog by dragging and dropping, for one item at a time.

                          When your product backlog is large and you have several consecutive items to move this can be quite time-consuming and fiddly to achieve. It would be great to be able to select multiple items and drag them all together to a new position.

                          118 votes
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                          • Add possibility to track spent time in TFS for MS Scrum template

                            To use current Scrum template in the real life and real projects, we need to have an additional time tracking system to track spent time of each team member. This is not good for such serious/powerful product as TFS (including TFS online) with integrated work item tracking system, source control system, build services etc. If you want to release a competitive product - you must to think about this feature (even to add one simple column Spent time or to implement something like Log Work feature in Atlassian with GreenHopper).

                            117 votes
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                            • Allow GIT CI Builds to monitor changes only in a specific subdirectory of a Repo

                              With TFSVC you could pick which source control folders in your tfs repository that you wanted to monitor in the source control mappings tab. Only when changes to those folders were made would the related CI builds kick off.

                              Now with the new GIT support added in TFS 2013 - you can do GIT CI builds - but the CI build gets kicked off when ANYTHING on the repo or the tracked branches, changes!

                              For a repository containing multiple solutions and projects, this is a show-stopper for us migrating our codebase to TFS' GIT. Why would you expect Project A…

                              106 votes
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                              • Cross Project user dashboard feature for TFS 2012

                                I love the Team project dashboard in 2012, but I still need a view thats purely user focused as well. I should have my own dashboard where i can see all of my active backlogs, task, bugs, etc at a glance. I understand that i can build a my own query that will list this, however that query is still stored in whatever team project i created it in. We need some global functionality that supersedes the team project container.

                                97 votes
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                                • Automatic State Transition based on linked Work Item State

                                  One of the things which I feel has value in the process templates forTFS 2011 is the state changing based on the linked child items. Like how the hours aggregate up from the linked child work items to the parent item, if there is a way to get the parent work item state to transition based on the linked child item state it would be good. An example of this is when a child item state is set to "In Progress" if the parent work item is then set to "In Progess" automatically.

                                  Automatic State Transition based on linked Work…

                                  96 votes
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                                  • Make it easier to find related work items for pending changes

                                    Please make it easier to find related work items from the new pending changes view. I would like to see a search box instead of a text box to enter a difficult to remember unique ID. If I absolutely must drag & drop work items to this canvas, then I would like an easier way to open up a work item query without having to navigate away from the pending changes view. I'm surprised this wasn't addressed in the Beta as I can't imagine anyone actually who has used this preferring it to the old way of associating work items…

                                    95 votes
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                                      Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve the experience of associating work items to code. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                                      Matt Mitrik
                                      TFS Program Manager

                                    • Work Item Type Definition: <REQUIRED> should work for System.AreaPath field

                                      As a work item customizer, I want to be able to easily define the Area and/or Iteration path fields as a REQUIRED field (which is not possible today with TFS 2010 easily).

                                      95 votes
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                                      • There should be mobile version of web access which let us view/add/delete/edit product backlog. Especially be able to see the business value

                                        Product backlog is managed mainly by the people who sponser the projects/products. There should be an option to manage the product back from anywhere/anytime. A nice mobile app makes perfect sense. Currently I am using tfspreview. Many times I think an idea while eating lunch or on the road. If there was an option to capture these ideas in my product backlog, it will be awesome.

                                        93 votes
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                                        • Enable multiple work item fields mapped to the IterationPath

                                          We have multiple fields related to the iteration of the bug. The first is the iteration the bug was discovered in, the second is the target fix iteration, and the last is the actual fix iteration. We would like to be able to have each of these three pull from the Iterations list in work items. While we can make the first and last regular text fields, this may result in typos and thus degrade search. It also requires users to know the iterations available.

                                          See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsworkitemtracking/thread/28edbc9d-21f1-47b2-9679-81f0d2ffbc29/#8848107b-b9b1-418e-81db-1e4ccbdf832f for a discussion on this topic.

                                          93 votes
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