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  1. 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.

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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.

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      • Allow to set source control status icons for folders in Solution Explorer

        At the moment source control plugins (e.g. AnkhSVN, VisualHG etc.) have no way to set custom source control status glyph on folders in Solution explorer which makes it very difficult to locate folders that contain changed files.

        VS call to IVsSccManager2.GetSccGlyph() only lists files and not folders therefore making it impossible for source control plugins to provide custom glyphs for folders.

        92 votes
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        • Add Sprint Goals to sprints in TFS Services

          On TFS Services, allow a Sprint Goal to be added, and displayed on the kanban board. Currently, there is no way of clearly stating sprint objectives.

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          • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

            Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

            Submit desktop notifications such as when:

            I was assigned a task or work item.
            Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
            You have reached the deadline to complete a task
            etc ...

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            • Hosted TFS: Restrict project access by IP address

              On the hosted version of TFS, please make it possible to restrict access by IP address.

              I want to protect against a hacked LiveID from seeing my code. If this feature existed, then that will also reduce risks from XSS attacks or confused delegate attacks while the user is logged in for passport-enabled sites. (i.e. the user may have the same ID for TFS as they do XBox and the security requirements for each are quite different.).

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              • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                I attached a sample problem about it.

                86 votes
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                • Code review the changes for a task

                  We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

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                    Thanks for the feedback on the code review features. We’re currently investigating various improving TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

                    Matt Mitrik
                    TFS Program Manager

                  • Shelveset search improvement

                    Currently you can only search Shelvesets by username which is very restrictive for the following reasons:
                    1. Search by shelveset name. You have to add a shelveset name so why can't you ssearch by one? We use shelvesets for reviewing purposes and being able to search by name would be invaluable.
                    2. With the current search (ie by user name ) if you enter an incorrect name you get a TF14045 error. Enabling wildcard searches for this and potentially for point 1 above if implemented would be useful. Currently In a multi domained work environment we have users who have…

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                    • assign code review to a TFS group

                      In any medium to large development environments that I know, each team has at least a few senior developers that do code review on a regular basis. We also fall in this category and we could really use a way to assign code review to a TFS Group, instead of adding each one of the code reviewers in the team to every code review request

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                        Thanks for the feedback on the code review features. We’re currently in the planning process for improving TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

                        Matt Mitrik
                        TFS Program Manager

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                          Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve the baseless merge workflow. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                          Matt Mitrik
                          TFS Program Manager

                        • Make Reporting in TFS Fast and Fluid

                          Make Reporting in TFS Fast and Fluid

                          Using Analysis Services and Reporting Services may have seemed like a good idea back in 2003 when you first started designing TFS 2005, however in 2012 these technologies are archaic and difficult to use.

                          Throw out SSRS and SSAS, heck in TFS 2012 in the new Web Access the team already created a new reporting system for burndowns and for the kanban reports.

                          Now for TFS 2015 it's time to make reporting EASY for non developers, EASY for managers, and fast and fluid for general end users to design and change.

                          Look at…

                          81 votes
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                          • filter product backlog on columns

                            It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
                            https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

                            Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

                            81 votes
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                            • Add more columns to Source Control Explorer

                              Source Control Explorer list only fice columns (Name, Pending Change, User, Latet and Last Check-in).
                              Please add more columns, like Last Modified Date, History Present, etc. that will allow us to see the last modifeid date of the file and not just the date when the file was checked in to source control.
                              The excellent example is, when you move the files/folders around within Source Control, you are forced to check in the changes, which is every file in the project. Resuling into the same check in date for all files and folders within the project. Now I have to…

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                                Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve Source Control Explorer. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                                Matt Mitrik
                                TFS Program Manager

                              • Make work item columns customizable in check-in dialog

                                When checking-in our policy is that a work item has to be linked. Our work items have a custom field with an ID that differs from the TFS ID. The columns in the check-in dialog are not customizable which makes it very ennoying to find the correct work item.

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                                • Make Workitem templates first class citizens

                                  It should allow creating workitems based on templates (which have pre-filled data). Creating hierarchy of workitems based on template(s). e.g. creating a template for Product Backlog item such that it would include the standard tasks (Sprint Backlog Tasks), Acceptance Tests in them (like Code Review, Writing Test Cases, etc). Organizing those tempales in folders. Some of this exists already, but the main missing piece is that you would have linked templates that would also be applied.

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                                  • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                                    Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

                                    74 votes
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                                    • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

                                      Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

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                                      • Improve MS Project and Office Integration to include WIs from different projects

                                        1. Allow excel to open work items from different projects at once.
                                        its allowed to relate work items from different projects. but not open them in MS project or excel? it would be great to have this feature for release planning across projects.
                                        2. Feature to open hierarchical query results in excel. It will help use excel reports in many more cases.

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                                        • Allow the use of tree path field in user custom field in TFS work item editor.

                                          Add ne wcustom filed of type tree path to the work items.

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