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  1. Renaming a Sharepoint project or artefacts is really a pain in Visual Studio

    When you have a SharePoint project or an artefact and you want to rename it you have to manually perform additionnal steps in order to make it work. Like going through all references to that. It seems that the renaming does not change the SafeAssemblies and most of the code into the elements.xml. The result is that the project will compile but at the run time you will have an error message saying that the Webpart is not safe.

    For beginners they often end up creating the project or the artefact from scratch.

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      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Microsoft Access 2010 Source Code Control 64 Bit

      Just would like a x64 version of microsoft access 2010 source code control

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      • Provide Active Directory Web Services support for User Profile Service

        In Federated Identity scenarios that require connecting to multiple Active Directory repositories using ADFS, there is no current way to use the User Profile service without connecting directly to the underlying LDAP/AD store. Instead, the User Profile service should support querying for user account information over Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) to better support Federated Identity in an organization using SharePoint and Claims-picking.

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        • Automatically update the _ascxPath into the SharePoint project containing a Visual WebPart when the project is renamed or converted

          This is very annoying, if you have multiple webpart to rename or to convert from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

          Ex : I have a Visual WebPart created in SharePoint 2010 and I perform the conversion to SharePoint 2013.
          The _ascxPath is not updated by Visual Studio when the conversion occurs. The comment above the constant however says :
          Visual studio might automatically update this path when you change the Visual WebPart.

          Once converted to SharePoint 2013 the path MUST contains the /15/ folder in order for the ascx to be resolved correctly.

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          • Improve Draft options when using Versioning

            At the moment when you activate versioning within a Document Library you have limited Draft's control - essentially you can either see them or you can't. I would like to see this extended so you can, for example, specify whether Drafts are shown by default (as is the case now), or whether you see the Published version by default etc.

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            • Hi

              Hi
              We are using TFS to store documents (Word & Excel) and it works fine. But i have one disturbance.

              When i open a TFS document from a jump list the document is not checked out. Is it possible to check out/in the TFS document in Word / Excel? Just like it works when i jump list open a document from sharepoint.

              Today i have to open TFS, check out the document, edit and go to TFS and check in.

              Orignal thread; http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsversioncontrol/thread/aff94b6b-1edb-4b24-8991-889487146381/

              BR

              Conny Blomér

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              • Provide better out-of-the-box Claims Picker for ADFS SAML Claims

                The current out-of-the-box Claims Provider/Claims Picker in SharePoint 2010 that integrates with ADFS is pretty much useless, thereby, requiring each organization to write their own implementation of a custom Claims Provider even for basic search and resolve functionality. Instead, SharePoint 2010 should provide some basic search and resolve functionality when integrating with ADFS. Since ADFS is another Microsoft product, it would be a tremendous time saver in adopting ADFS with SharePoint, if this functionality worked seamlessly between the two platforms without writing an extensive amount of custom code even for basic Claims PIcker scenarios.

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                • Reduce the number of server calls in SharePoint 2010/13

                  a simple page from OOB makes more than 50 calls to the server to download number of js and css files. this seems very odd. This will be a big problem when you try to access SharePoint over WAN from a remote site. With today's bandwidth availability, downloading one big file is much faster/efficient than downloading 50+ files. There are 3rd aprty tools available to merge these files at IIS level, but they create some other problems and in general less number of moving parts means less maintenance.

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                  • Provide "And" logic for Claims or provide support for Nested Claims

                    Provide support for combining Claims to assign security permissions through SharePoint or provide support for nesting Claims information to provide security permissions. For example, a resident of U.S. and a resident of California and a resident of Beverly Hills and a U.S. Citizen should be valid for providing restrictive security permissions in SharePoint with SAML based Claims Authentication.

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                    • Provide an easy way to provide a path to offline SharePoint prerequisites

                      Provide a GUI interface for the PrerequisitesInstaller to easily browse to file paths for all of the offline installation packages required as part of the SharePoint prerequisites installation.

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                      • sharepoint module properties: name and title

                        In sharepoint project, module names are module folder names. So if I want to create two modules both with the name 'css' and want to associate with two different feature, I can't do that, because the module name should be unique. Basically now the module name is the folder name in sharepoint root. If we could have a descriptive name as well as folder name properties for a module then we could rename the modules like 'basic css' and 'advance css' for example. So if new properties could be included in sharepoint module like 'module title' that will be just…

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                          • EXCEL: Improve filling options for cells (gradients, patterns, graphics)

                            (I know, this might be the wrong place to post this, but I couldn't find any more appropriate place...)

                            - Future versions of Excel should allow adjusting the transition gradient of color fills in cells. SO MANY TIMES I wanted to color fill a cell diagonally with a clear separation between two colors. Not possible... :-(

                            - Furthermore, it should be possible to create custom fill patterns. This might be achieved by allowing the import of self-made black/white "masking graphics" which will tell Excel where to place color A and color B.

                            - It should be possible to insert a…

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                            • Change SharePoint list context field when changing name in wizard

                              When you change the default "Title" field using the SharePoint list wizard, have it also change the underlying "Title (Linked to item with edit menu) as well.

                              The Schema.Xml file is updated for the field with the ID of {fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}. Just add the same entry for the field with the ID of {82642ec8-ef9b-478f-acf9-31f7d45fbc31}

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                              • Provide easy way to create BCS operations on all database tables

                                When configuring External Content Types in SharePoint for BCS today via SharePoint Designer, one has to click on each and every table in the database to set up all necessary operations that can be used with External Lists.
                                Instead, there should be an easy way to perform this operation for all database tables in a database rather than having to go through this process one table at-a-time.

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                                • Content Type Editor needs a way to change the Parent Content Type

                                  The Content Type editor in VS has no way to change the Parent Content Type once the Content Type has been created. It should provide a dropdown that does all the necessary synchronization.

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                                  • Allow configuration of encoding for ImageRenditions

                                    There's no settings allowed to tweak the output format for ImageRenditions. I think you should be able to supply the EncoderParamaters Quality and Compression since the default for JPEG is to low (~75). Perhaps this could be a setting in web.config for the BlobCache-node or in Central Administration.

                                    We have tried with PNG to verify the output but we don't think that's suitable for regular images.

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                                    • Reverse Database Engineering

                                      Bring back Reverse Database Engineering capabilities to the Visio product. This feature was available in Visio 2010 but then removed from Visio 2013. Visio was an excellent method to share database diagrams with other individuals in the organization that did not have access to Visual Studio.

                                      At the least, Microsoft should provide an add-in for Visio for reverse database engineering capabilities that installs with the installation of Visual Studio in a manner similar to the PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in installation that is coupled with Visual Studio 2012/2013.

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                                        • Provide a way to evaluate CAML queries against List Instances

                                          A common scenario I have is to create new lists instances in my SharePoint solution along with a custom web part that will go and query that instance to display certain entries to users. It would be good if VS would provide a way to evaluate CAML queries against the lists contained in the solution. I know its a tough one because the list would be populated yet. But adding a built-in functionality like what U2U is providing would make a lot of sense.

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