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  1. 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...

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      8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        2 comments  ·  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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  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 →
                  • 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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                      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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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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                            4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • Make it possible to disable Team Project

                                          It is possible to stop a team project collection from the TFS Administration console, however there is no functionality to stop a Team Project.

                                          My enterprise follows a code freeze policy, during this time we would like to disable the team project completely, no changes to work items, code base, etc. The work around is changing the user group permissions, but that would mean changing the project meta, while ideally you do not want to do this when you are managing over 200 team projects.

                                          Appreciate if there any work around that I might have missed...

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