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  1. Disallow TFS checkin policy override

    The ability to override checkin policies is in some cases absolutely unwanted. If I use policies I have fairly reasons to do them and dont't want it can be overridden...
    'No override allowed' will be much more useful than generate a list of overridden policies and will help enforce code quality.

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      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the TFS work item number copy-able

      After different versions of TFS are released, we still have issues with copying work item information (especially number) to other areas. Many times it is needed to send a WI number to others and we end up entering that manually.

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Parameter passing while queuing builds from TFS Web

        We have custom parameter which has to passed while executing TFS Builds. Please provide parameters tab in web access similar queue build window in Visual Studio.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable custom ordering in product backlog and sprint backlog in TFS Web Access

          Like in "scrum from the trenches" we priorise the work items in descending order of the priority value, being 100 the most important and 0 the less important. In web acess we can't change the sorting order/column of the sprint backlog or product backlog.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Scrum Workflow should not hide hierarchically defined Product Backlog Items

            "By Design" in TFS2012 Update 1 only leaf node PBIs are shown in all Scrum Workflow views other than the Product Backlog.

            However this behaviour causes PBIs to become "lost", if a non-leaf PBI is committed to a release it simply disappears from all views in the workflow except manually defined workitem queries.

            Moreover the "Create Backlog Query" option is now inconsistent with the view since the resulting query does still include the hidden non-leaf PBIs.

            I believe the most generally useful behaviour would be to not hide the non-leaf PBIs and have the views work with hierarchical PBIs as…

            32 votes
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            • Integrate tfspreview.com with codeplex.com

              Good idea is integrate codeplex.com services with tfspreview.com tfs services.
              Developer can store code in tfspreview.com and you can decide which is visible to everyone (your own license), which one is open source and public on codeplex.com, and which one is private.

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              • When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset

                When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset that was found/searched for. Currently, you have to view history on the solution/folder/file to select the changeset and roll it back.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Help me know what branch I'm working on

                    We use extensive branching in our software development lifecycle. When I open the same solution on different branches I can't easily tell which branch I'm working on. This often forces me to flip through 2 or 3 windows of VS to find the right branch

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enhance the TFS Work Item Query Language to support Aggregate functions max() and min()

                      As described in my post on the msdn TFS forums, not having aggregate functions like min(), max() makes certain query scenarios impossible at the moment, see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsworkitemtracking/thread/58032a70-547d-420f-80df-64173726eb63/

                      30 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow log in to TFS with Organizational Accounts

                        It would be excellent to log in (and connect to Azure) with organizational accounts!

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                        • Get TFS Version Controlled files with the modification time that the file had when it was last edited before checkin.

                          Get TFS Version Controlled files with the modification time that the file had when it was last edited before checkin.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Embed images inline in the TFS "Rooms" feature.

                            My team often pastes "reaction gifs" throughout the day in response to various things: encountering bad code, finding a scary bug, etc. It really helps keep the team light and engaged. right now, we can paste the links, but at the other end everyone has to open the link. Embedding the images or animated gifs would be a small but much loved feature among my team.

                            This would also help with things like screenshots when discussing potential new features.

                            29 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make changeset discussions more discoverable

                              Provide a way to make TFS 2013 changeset discussions more discoverable. Today, there are two ways to know if a discussion is occurring on a given changeset:

                              * Navigate to Web Access, then go to "Code" >> "Changeset". Look for any changesets with discussion balloon icons and click on those.

                              * Create a Work Item from a given discussion so as to track it on the board and/or notify someone who has set up alerts.

                              It would be preferable to subscribe to project alerts based on discussions, or to subscribe to this event in the Team Room.

                              29 votes
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                              • Provide deep integration of Lync in Team Foundation Clients

                                I've seen a couple of user studies from Microsoft Research on this subject and I'm personally seeing a couple of great things that might help improve collaboration between co-located team members.

                                Deep integration of Presence, IM and screen sharing features would be really helpful if you're not int he same room. We're thinking along the lines of:
                                - Presence for Work item fields containing people (assigned to, created by, history).
                                - Presence inside the dropdowns for Assigned to etc. That way you can quickly assign items to people in state 'available' for quick triage or resolving of issues
                                - Extend…

                                28 votes
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                                • Create a TFS App for the iPad and iPhone

                                  TFS is the most user and dev. friendly tool to view & manage work items. As someone who travels very frequently, I would appreciate if there was a native iPad (and iPhone, but must leverage iPad screen size) App which I could use. Don't know if other dev managers face the same issue.

                                  28 votes
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                                  • Send backup notification to non TFS Admin users

                                    In my environment, the TFS Admin users don't have mailboxes. I'm probably not the only one, since Admin accounts should only be used for Administrative tasks. In the Scheduled Backups I can only configure that TFS Admin users receive notifications if a backup fails or succeeds. Not a regular (mail enabled) user.
                                    It would be very nice if I could select different users for receiving backup alerts. Now I have to use a scheduled script that sends the Full_... log every day to me...

                                    28 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Timeline view of TFS work items to aid project tracking

                                      It would be great to see a timeline of TFS work items, e.g. when was a requirement created, assigned to developer, implementation finished, tested, and closed. This would work for bug items too. It would also be interesting to retrieve statistics of the above, e.g. on average how long does it take for the team to implement a requirement/user story.

                                      A timeline would help project management answer the following:
                                      - how log does it take for the team to finish a requirement/bug/review
                                      - what are the statistics we can conclude, e.g. how long on average does it take us to…

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                                      • Service-level agreement (SLA) and Operational-level agreement (OLA) in TFS

                                        TFS requires a fully configurable Service Level Agreement (SLA) module, with support for international time zones. Service Level Triggers define escalation and notification options, which include the pop-up Lync/MSN/Skype Instant messaging, email and even SMS text messages to mobile phones. This would ensure that no call reaches a response or fix deadline without warning being issued to the relevant support staff. In addition, "back-to-back" SLAs must fully supported that monitor the performance of your third-party service providers.

                                        Please consider it for the next release.

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                                        • Allow Office365 Accounts

                                          Allow Office365 Accounts Directly please!

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