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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • Prevent closing work items when child work items are open

          If Team Foundation Server is to follow the rules of ALM, this functionality must be implemented. Work items should not be allowed to close while existing child work items are in states that conflict with their parent. For example, a user story should not be moved to the 'closed' state if a child task is in an 'In Progress' state. Currently, TFS allows this, and does not provide a means to TFS administrators to prevent this behaviour.

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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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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Support <LISTITEM value="[project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" /> in TFS work Item AssignedTo Field Allowed Values

                It is possible to currently customize work item template so that it filters AssignedTo field list of users to a given team (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Team1" />) or to a security group (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" />). But when you have multiple teams defined in a team project the only sensible way to filter is using <LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" /> because if a "[Project]\Team1" is used, in Team2 it is only possible to assign work items to members of Team1 (and that is not the desired outcome).

                I believe if there is a way for us to define" [Project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" in LISTITEM of the ALLOWEDVALUES of…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a space for SCRUM 'Definition of Done' on the TFS home page

                  It would be great if on the Team Foundation Service home page it was possible to add my teams 'Defiinition of Done' so it's easily referenced - perhaps from the Team Favorites tiles.

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • There should be specific subjects and detail explanations in e-mails triggered by alerts

                      I have created check in alert "ASP.NET MVC Test Poject: A file with a specific file extension is checked in" and after testing, it sends alerts to all team members BUT e-mail does not tells anything.

                      You can see it in attachment.
                      There should be customized e-mail messages for different types of alerts, for example: Project Name + Alert

                      In details at the beginning should be detail explanation why this email message has been happened etc..etc.

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                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • web access - allow non-licensed users to view all work items and reports

                          From what I understand, a non-licensed user can only submit work items and view their own work items. I would like non-licensed users (like business users, etc) to be able to view all work items and reports to see status of projects, etc without having to build custom reports just to support them.

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                            2 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.

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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.

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow for gitflow branching model

                                  We would like to allow for a git flow model. Or a simple branching model with branch permissions such that only team leads are capable of merge (after code review) and developers may only check into their feature/issue branch.

                                  http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/

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                                  • 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/

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                                      1 comment  ·  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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                                        1 comment  ·  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…

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                                          6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Gathering hours completed and remaining on a WI should be easyer

                                          Getting these fields to be filled by developers is almost impossible the way it's done.
                                          Two solutions that reflect two steps in the roadmap:
                                          Phase 1: Allow filling these fields from pending checkin window, using default values like completed = estimate and remaining = 0
                                          Phase 2: Build a way that the developers notify the start task and count times from there to the close of the task. Allways add completed work and by default subtract remaining. Something like "Grindstone" software, having into account idle machine times and asking what task was that time to be associated.

                                          Today's implementation due…

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