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  1. Make Release Management work with Windows Server 2003

    Make Release Management work with Windows Server 2003

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    • Planning poker game integrated into the backlog so the points will automatically associate with the PBI

      A online VSO planning poker game would create real value for my Scrum teams.

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        0 comments  ·  Feedback Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support long paths in Visual Studio Online build.vnext clean step

        Currently, it's possible to hack together support for builds that use node and npm by invoking various js tools when PowerShell & co. fail. However, it sucks that even the basic "clean all files before build" feature of the build agent dies when it encounters a long path name.

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        • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

          Hello,

          I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

          How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

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          • Integrate NTVS into Visual Studio and/or put more resources into NTVS

            NTVS is an indispensable part of modern JavaScript development work. At the moment updates to NTVS are few are far between.

            I would like NTVS to receive the same kind of attention as ASP.net - if not more.

            41 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Node.js  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • .Net new versions should work in Windows XP

              @dotNet_On_XP .Net new versions works on Linux with Mono supported by MS, but is not supported on MS Windows XP, Very strange???

              the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) closed a $9.1 million contract, so XP, Win 7, are still alive.

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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a way to opt out of different windows layout for design and debug modes

                Different windows layouts (a.k.a perspectives) for different interaction modes (designing, debugging) makes a lot of sense in some cases but in other only causes announce and flickering e.g. in case of running unit tests in debug mode, therefore I would like to see the option to turn layout switching behavior off.

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                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create Windows Installer Setup Project for Visual Studio 2015 Community version

                  Hi,

                  Can you create a Windows Installer Setup Project extension for Visual Studio 2015 Community version?

                  It looks like the version of the installer for Visual Studio 2015 you posted only support Visual Studio 2015 Professional.

                  Thank you

                  Thank you

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow WSP Editing on a client OS

                    I had a need to edit a WSP file that provides a site template. This WSP file is from my Office 365 tenant. I downloaded the wsp file from the solution gallery to my Win8.1 laptop, but when I tried to create a new Visual Studio "SharePoint 2013 - Import Solution Pacakge", I got the attached error message about not having SP2013 installed.

                    I would like to be able to import an O365 SharePoint Online WSP into a VS project, edit the xml, and rebuild it into a WSP again. I want to be able to do this on my…

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the Build View to what it was on VS 2013

                      On Visual Studio 2015, when you select a Build from Team Explorer you get redirected to the VSO webpage on browser instead of getting a tab on Visual Studio like it was on version 2013. This totally breaks the user experience of making the whole work on the same place like the software itself proposes. Revise this a revert this change from 2013 to 2015 please.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Visual Studio Online faster

                        Visual Studio Online needs to be faster, it needs performance tuning... I'm talking Google Apps level speed.

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                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add checkbox to tree-queries: "hide the parents"

                            Here's my request... since TFS aspires to help product planning -- with initiative and feature workitem types -- why not give us the tools to use those types effectively? In product planning want to run a burnup of all stories whose parent is a Feature that I have tagged or marked in a certain way... by project, by product line, etc. I can generate the tree query in TFS but you can't chart off of a tree query.

                            How about adding a checkbox to the tree queries "hide the parents". That would leave me with a flat list of children…

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                            • Do not kill Silverlight

                              Too many companies invested in implementing Silverlight incl. us,
                              It is the best technology in web consistency,
                              switching HTML5+JS is impossible after C#
                              ...

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Extend support for JSDoc.

                                The current implementation supports the basics of JSDoc. It would be great to be able to have the full JSDoc specification available.

                                For example this piece from the JSDoc documentation:
                                /**
                                * This callback type is called `requestCallback` and is displayed as a global symbol.
                                *
                                * @callback requestCallback
                                * @param {number} responseCode
                                * @param {string} responseMessage
                                */

                                /**
                                * Does something asynchronously and executes the callback on completion.
                                * @param {requestCallback} cb - The callback that handles the response.
                                */
                                function doSomethingAsynchronously(cb) {
                                // code
                                };

                                It would be great to have the intellisense show the parameters of the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve C++ release mode debugging experience

                                  There are times when I want to debug in release mode or maybe I am doing so by accident. Regardless of the reason, the debugging experience is sometimes really confusing when stepping through code. While stepping through the source code, the current position will change to very weird places that don't make sense at all. I assume this is due to how the code has been optimized. Regardless, it doesn't make sense to just jump all over the place and show incorrect values for variables. If there is a way to improve this experience please do so, or at least…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save Filters from the Task List for a Given solution in the solution file.

                                    I work on a number of solutions and for each one and every time I open it in the new visual studio 2015 I have to define my filters in the task list. I have not found any way to save these and would prefer that it automatically save in my solution file. This way the filter is local to me and only me.

                                    p.s. Thanks for adding the filter option to the task list in vs2015!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Select multiple nuget to be updated at a time rather than waiting for for the update page to refresh

                                      Select multiple nuget packages to be updated with a click rather than waiting for for the update page to refresh. More control than update all

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Flesh out the Task List pane in the Community edition of Visual Studio

                                        I really like the user comments drop down list category option in the Task List when I used Visual Studio 2010. This seems to be missing in Visual Studio 2015 Community edition, and makes the Task List pane about useless for me anymore.
                                        The category drop down list and the icon to add tasks are gone in the Community editon of VS 2015.
                                        Can you put in all the functionality to the Task List pane again for the Community edition?

                                        Thanks

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

                                          Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

                                          As a solution grows, the number of test cases grow as well. We have hundreds, if not thousands of tests and scrolling through to associate a work item with an existing test is exhausting. Please add a search box that can filter out tests as you type into it to the 'Choose Test' dialog.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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