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  1. 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.

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      7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Assign a Work Item to Multiple People

      Allow work items to be assigned to more than one person, enabling work item tracking by ad-hoc teams.

      This would be useful for pair programming for example. When pairs form impromptu teams that exist just for the duration of the sprint. Or for when the build has failed as all those who have checked in code could have the failure assigned to them as a bug. Ideally in that situation, there would be a quick way for one of the assignees to take ownership to inform the others that they're working on it.

      173 votes
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        14 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable TFS reporting with TFS Preview

        It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. 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)

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          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Collapse Product Backlog Items marked as Completed.

          It is confusing to my team that when a Product Backlog Item is marked as Done and all associated tasks are marked as done that the story remains on the board in its default state.

          My assumption is that it would show up collapsed and either move to the bottom of the list or change colors to "gray out".

          158 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

            When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

            152 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              151 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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…

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                  8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Introduce "Is empty" operator in TFS WIQL for rich text fields

                  It is currently not possible to search for rich text fields that are empty. You have to specify a value that the field must either contain or not contain. This value cannot be left blank, so searching for work items where not text has been entered is not possible.

                  In addition to the "Contains" and "Does not contain" operators "Is empty" and "Is not empty" operators would be very useful.

                  146 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    144 votes
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                      under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide keyword expansion in the source code control system.

                      I would like keyword expansion similar to what was available in VSS. This would store the filer version number in the file when it is retreived from source code control. This is needed for control of text files where you want to know what version of the text file is installed in a customers environment. We use the version of the source code of our sql files to determine if we should run the script file or not. Currently we are unable to use TFS because of the lack of this feature. I am not happy with the client side…

                      142 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ID numbers to the Task Board tasks and work items (PBIs and Bugs)

                          When looking at the Task Board tasks and master work items, it would be helpful to know the ID numbers of the items up front instead of having to open the tasks and master work items up.

                          140 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            134 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              126 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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…

                                125 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  124 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable the ability to disable folder right migration on branching

                                    In TFS 2012 and TF Service a new “feature” has been added so that when you create a branch it carries the folder rights of the trunk with it.

                                    Say you have a branch called trunk. Trunk is the golden standard and should only be modified by a core team who are architecting the project. You also have a team of college new hires who will be useful to the project but also should not under any circumstances change the trunk. After setting permissions, the new hires will make a branch off of trunk to complete any tasks they have…

                                    122 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Bugs to show on the Board

                                      Our project releases are usually high in bug count and it would be great to see them in the board to view them as a part of the burn down chart.

                                      122 votes
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                                        16 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This is on the backlog. However, I’d love some information beyind the request.

                                        Do you expect bugs to appear alongside tasks?

                                        If so, how would you expect bugs to impact the task burndown, which is based on remaining hours. Would you put remaining hours on the bug form?

                                        Thanks!

                                        Gregg Boer – TFS Product Team

                                      • 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.

                                        121 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          121 votes
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