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  1. Show who has triggered a release

    It is great that an active release in RM has approvers etc. But I also want to see who has triggered a release to begin with

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • View file history from Changeset Details window

      Currently the changeset details window lists all files which were changed in that changeset. It would be nice if I could view the history of an individual file in the changeset from this window. Since it is a modal dialog, I have to either open a separate instance of visual studio, navigate through the source control explorer to find the file in the source tree, and then view the history.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable "compare shelved file with local edits"

        If you are interacting with a file in a shelveset, you get 3 options to compare the file in the shelveset to:

        1. Compare with Unmodified Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the workspace that made the shelf

        2. Compare with Workspace Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (but without any local changes)

        3. Compare with Latest Version: shelved file vs. latest version in TFS

        *** I frequently want this fourth option, which is notably absent ***

        4. Compare with local Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (including…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for expressing data parallel workloads to target HSAIL/HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture)

          HSAIL is HSA Intermediate Language which is the assembly language of HSA. LLVM compiler outputs to HSAIL binary object format which the HSA Finalizer ingests then translate to the native machine code of the Throughput computing unit( GPU, SPU)

          This is already being implemented in Java 8. When will Microsoft add this to .Net?

          Please see the Aparapi api AMD has released to see how they implemented it with Java:

          http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/heterogeneous-computing/aparapi/

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • insert new state in a an existing process template

            Setting up a new process template is relatively easy, however as a project and a team grow it is very coming to be in a situation where a process state diagram needs to be updated and new states inserted, removed, or reordered. I find this happens mostly within the User Story/Backlog and the Test Case diagrams where we start in Agile and then migrate to Agile + Waterfall. Agile for development, waterfall for validation and release., When this happens, I find the need to insert a few states in between existing states. At the moment, this is very doable, it…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the state diagram editor more like Visio

              I was very glad to see the TFS power tools add in a state diagram editor and it has had a huge impact on how useful the TFS Process Templates are as it is possible to customize them. Now that the powertools have been out for a while, it would be great to see improvements to the Process Editor to make it easier to use -- it would be great to see you consider making it possible to edit the diagrams in Visio or make the edit experience more like working with Visio (ability to easily add new states, change…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template

                Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template
                - Adding Queries to Team Favorites in the Process Template
                - Adding Team Project level custom fields

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Setting Code Change Notifications for Team Rooms by Path

                  When configuring notifications in team rooms,
                  currently I can only select an entire Teamproject for code change notifications.
                  It would be desireable to filter by Paths instead.
                  E.g.:
                  + "$/PROJECT/team1/source"
                  + "$/PROJECT/team1/docs"

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop replacing absolute file paths in csproj with relative ones

                    If I add a project reference or link to a file to compile then don't break the absolute path I manually put there with a relative one that breaks.

                    If the IDE adds it as a relative link then I'm ok with that as long as it respects my change if I choose to update the link. Or make it an option when the IDE generates the path.

                    VS2012. Please comment if it is fixed in vs 2013

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Selective First Chance Exception Reporting Disable

                      This is actually a serious coding quality/reliability issue.

                      Add a statement/block-level [attribute] to signal the debugger that SPECIFIC "first chance exceptions" occurring at that statement/block have been examined by the programmer and are known to be acceptable and should not be reported.

                      Experienced programmers know you do not simply ignore compiler warnings because it leads to overlooking warnings that should not be ignored. Instead you fix the code so the warnings go away so any compiler warning/errors stands out as an anomaly that need addressing.

                      The same logic holds true for exception reporting. Flooding the output window with exception reports…

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open Source the VSTO Libraries

                        Currently, the VSTO libraries are not open source. For open source add-ins to Microsoft Office, it's awkward to have to ship or require closed-source libraries. There's no business reason for keeping these closed as these libraries only have use for people who want to improve Office projects. Additionally, there's likely nothing secretive in the VSTO libraries.

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                          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Quick Find"

                          While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

                          - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support "unique" data source access in Visual Studio Online load tests.

                            Right now attempting to launch a load test including a data source with the access mode set to 'Unique' results in the following error:

                            'Unique' data access for a data source is not supported with load testing with Visual Studio Online. Kindly change this property to another appropriate value ( e.g. Random or Sequential)

                            This renders useless the otherwise fantastic cloud load testing solution offered with Visual Studio Online.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto collapse PBI on the agile task board when it is filtered to a single user and all of the tasks are closed for that user

                              When using the Agile Task Board, if the PBI are prioritized, then the top PBI should have all closed tasks. It would be helpful, if the all the tasks are done to collapse the PBI and not show those tasks by default.

                              This is especially useful when filtered to a single user and the user is looking for the next piece of work they currently have assigned to them. It already collpases those items if the user has no tasks assigned.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • need a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deploy

                                a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deployments to our test Azure environments

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New grammar construct to allow the creation of IDictionary<string, object>

                                    I want to have a IDictionary<string, object> from a a construct like this:

                                    var data = new {
                                    { "x": 1 },
                                    { "y": 2 },
                                    { "z": new { { "foo": "bar" } },
                                    };

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Customizing Test Results Work Item Type

                                      There should be a way to add custom fields to the TestResults WorkItem to capture specific test result values (outside of the overall Passed, failed, blocked, active values). For instance, if I wanted to capture how many test documents were executed per test and then be able to report on aggregations of that field.

                                      Further, the Test Manager Test Results screen should be extensible to support these custom test result fields.

                                      Here is a link with more discussion on this topic: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/02c501ae-c598-48b8-b8ec-f7a0dce81f39/vs2013-custom-fields-for-test-results?forum=vsmantest

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

                                        Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

                                        I want to able to write regex literals like:

                                        /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

                                        I want to be able to write the following code:

                                        Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

                                        It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

                                        And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

                                        Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                                          Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

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                                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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