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  1. Add the source control capability back into Access 2013

    Up until Access 2010 we had the capability of interfacing with Source Control Software. Then, for some unknown reason, that option was removed in Access 2013. This needs to be put back into Access 2013. We have a very large Access database that we have been using with SourceSafe for over a decade. Now we cannot move to Access 2013 because of the lack of Source Control integration.

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      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office

      A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office. If not "Express" free version, low cost, as full VS Pro is expensive for HTML5/JS editor.

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      • For SharePoint platform team: make SharePoint object model mockable

        It`s impossible to isolate unit test code from SharePoint object model using mocks and stubs for now. To create unit tests developer must use SharePoint emulation or shim based isolation framework. Moreover such unit testing code looks unnatural and bad designed.

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        • Microsoft Office integration

          Full integration with Microsoft Office, so we can work documents directly in our application (open, read, write, create)

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          • Incorporate MSOffice native file handling in Visual Studio

            Yep I know all about VBA for MSOffice apps, that is not what I'm talking about here.

            My suggestion is that file type handling for MSOffice Apps is built directly into Visual Studio so you can read an existing file, make some changes programmatically in a Visual Studio App, and then write the modified file back again.

            I currently do this for .xlsx files using a library from XPort Software Inc.

            It would be great to be able to do this for .docx and .pptx files as well.

            With my big .pptx presentatons I'd like to automatically create a contents…

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            • 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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              • Make it easy to build VSTO applications in build server without the need to install VS

                We should make VS build VSTO app much easier, maybe just by referencing nuget libraries.

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                • 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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                  • SharePoint Offline Development

                    Provide a way to install a SharePoint SDK on a developers local machine without SharePoint having to be installed on the same machine as Visual Studio.

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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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                      • Provide SQL 2012 Express with Standalone installation of SharePoint 2013

                        Instead of shipping SQL 2008 R2 Express with SP1 with the standalone installation of SharePoint 2013, instead ship with SQL 2012 Express edition for the standalone installation.

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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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                            0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 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 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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                                • 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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                                  • Track changes in 3D

                                    When performing corrections or updates or even annotations allow for the creation of a final orthogonal view using a 3d card. But If the user switches to another view they can see the 3d representation of the changes over time including corrections. The final view when have the final sheet hiding the corrections in the orthogonal view and only the final version changes would be allow to be extruded or versioned somehow to the final sheet maybe through a projection.

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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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