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  1. Add custom fields to allow better Team Build management

    Today, besides the team build name, we only have the quality of a team build execution to query and filter through team build results. A set of custom fields, in example add area and iteration to a team build execution, will allow a better team build management. in example to filter which builds where raised in a specific iteration, or area, etc.

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    • Allow multiple Complete meta state mapping in TFS 2013

      In TFS 2012, we were able to map multiple state values to the "Complete" meta state. In TFS 2013, we cannot do that anymore.

      This is very beneficial for business like ours who have different state that is considered "Completed" in the software development cycle.

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        • Better collaboration support between customer and vendor via internet

          TFS seems to assume that all parties that want to collaborate are on the same network.

          We want our customers to be able to raise defects, feature requests, view progress reports etc

          Issues we currently face with TFS 2010.

          1. Our customers are not on our internal AD and will never be although we would be happy to set up accounts for them in alternate identity store.
          2. There does not seem to be a lot of info about exposing TFS to the internet.

          I would like to see better support for this scenario. The authentication story at the moment…

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          • 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.

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            • Have an option to host private Nuget packages on TFS preview

              I love Nuget and TFS preview, but my offsite staff have to map a drive to a network share to get to our local (private) Nuget package store.

              I would love to be able to upload our internal Nuget packages to a private Nuget server within our TFS Preview 'domain'.

              e.g. nuget.myaccount.visualstudio.com

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              • TFS Deployment Manager

                TFS 2012 currently lacks the ability to truly manage deployments of a particular build. There are many different ways to deploy which complicates the issue. However, for companies that follow standard deployment promotion, Development, QA, UAT, Staging, Production, for example, it would be very helpful to have a way to manage deployments to know what has been deployed where and when and see a history of deployments for a particular build.

                Most people tend to confuse builds with deployments. These must be completely separate from each other. This is the only way to properly deploy the exact same build to…

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                • Add voting/stack ranking capabilities for work items

                  Users should be able to vote on work items in TFS, or stack rank a set of work items, they are asked to prioritze.

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Revert all unchanged items from changeset before check-in

                        Imagine 100 checked-out files, while trying something out, and now you want to check-in your changes.
                        I feel more comfortable if I see directly which files really changed, before checking-in.

                        A button "Undo all unchanged" would e.g. undo 90 of these 100 files and now you see clearly which 10 files you really changed.

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                        • Allow editing of send to address for email alerts in VSO

                          Allow users to specify which emails they want to send the alert to, both for team and individual alerts. Right now changing the individual alert address changes the default mail address for all alerts for that user, and team alerts send to address cannot be edited at all.

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                          • Make Agile SharePoint Dashboards available in SCRUM

                            In TFS 2012 RC the only dashboard available when using SCRUM is the "Release" dashboard that shows a boring, uninteresting chart. Yet if one is using the Agile process template there are several dashboards available (Burndown, Quality, Bugs, etc.) that display several small charts. this is MUCH more useful than a single "Release" dashboard and yet the various dashboards in the Agile template all apply to SCRUM as well. Burndown is a burndown, bugs are bugs, etc.

                            This is driving us nuts when converting teams from the Agile process template to SCRUM. Once they view the associated SharePoint portal they…

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                            • Hide team projects in source control if you're not connected to them

                              If i wanted to see them i would connect to them.

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                              • Allow renaming of attachments on work items

                                At the moment it is possible to quickly paste a screenshot into the attachments section of a work item using Ctrl + V. This gives the screenshot a default name of 'screenshot.png'. This is fine unless you want to add multiple screenshots, as you aren't able to change the name of the attachments and any subsequence screenshots are also given the same name.

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                                • Display properties of folders and documents in Team Explorer

                                  In VS2010, in the Team Explorer view, you could right-click on a folder or document and see the properties of the folder/document, which included the path to the folder/document. This was immensely helpful and needs to be put back in the VS2012 Team Explorer view.

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                                  • Seach in TFS Team Room

                                    Enable search in Team Room on www.visualstudio.com, or attach the message in Team Room to Work Item (By Id, #<Id>) generate a record on the log of Work Item.

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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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                                      • Install Storyboarding functionality Team Explorer installer

                                        Why is the Storyboarding functionality not installed when you use the Team Explorer installer, like is done with the Excel and Project add-ins? In my opinion this tool should typically be used by program managers, so it is overdone to install a VS Professional or higher.
                                        So please, make it available in the Team Explorer installer.

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                                        • 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.

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