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  1. 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).

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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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      • 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.

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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.

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          • Custom Fields in Work Item Alerts

            I created an alert on work items that are assigned to me. But now, I want to shrink the alert to work items with a specific string value in a certain field.

            For fields like "Title" I can select "=" or "<>" in the clause.

            For other (self defined) string fields, I can only choose between "Changes", "Changes From", "Changes To".

            It would be nice to enable the evaluation of custom fields with the "=" selector etc.

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              This is a great idea! Although we plan to make this available to you in the near future, we are still in the planning process. We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request.
              - Justin Marks (Microsoft)

            • 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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              • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

                      • 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

                        • 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

                          • 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…

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                            • 82 votes
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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

                              • 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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                                • Advanced Team Explorer integration with multiple Git repository's

                                  As seen in this blog:

                                  http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-may-13-vso

                                  Currently you can create multiple repository's in one Team Project, but then you don't have advanced team explorer integration in VS2013. As quoted in the blog:

                                  "If you rename a repository then you will need to manually update the remote URL where you have cloned it. Right now you can only use the advanced Team Explorer integration when the repository is the default one (i.e. the repository with the same name as the team project). You can still clone, push and pull into the other repositories in your team project from Visual Studio, but…

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                                    Thanks for the suggestion. We’re currently investigating how we might provide better options for managing git workflows. We’ll provide more details when we better understand our direction.

                                    Matt Mitrik
                                    TFS Program Manager

                                  • Cumulative Flow diagram respects Product Backlog item estimates

                                    Currently, only the work item count is considered for the Cumulative Flow Diagram. When having items of different size (different effort) the diagram is rather useless. When adding the size, it will be very useful again.

                                    81 votes
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                                    • Add ability to cherry pick git commit

                                      We need the ability to cherry pick a commit from a different branch when using the Git repository type. This is an essential feature for using a Git repository. The option currently is to merge all commits from a specified branch.

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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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                                        • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                          JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                          The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                          I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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