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  1. Assign a bug to a 'team' not an individual in Team Foundation Service

    I would like to create small teams to assign bugs to rather than having to select an individual user. For example, I have 2 individuals that will be fixing bugs on a project but one is going on holiday for 2 weeks. I want the bugs to appear in the other member's workflow without having to reassign all the bugs to him.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support using a Binding in a Style Setter in Window Store apps

      SL5 (as well as WPF) support setting the Value of a Style Setter to a Binding but XAML Windows Store apps do not (maybe because it was based on a snapshot of SL4).

      80 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide API documentation for the customization of TFS Web Access 2012

        We would like to customize TFS Web Access 2012 to add new tabs, pages and other content to support our in-house processes. We were able to do this in the previous version of TFS Web Access. But there is no info about doing so in the current version of TFS Web Access.

        917 votes
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          27 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Undo changes in the TFS web access

          Undo changes in the backlog and board

          When someone (the team, the PO, anyone) change something in the TFS web access (for example drag and drop a box on the board or the order in the backlog) - he need the ability to undo his change.

          6 votes
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          • not to give the delete button so close to the projects which we are working on

            Is very likely that someone might just delete the project which they are working on.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • cshtml(view) design screen and overview

              i think visual need design view for cshtml files. like asp.net contentplaceholder inside masterpage. i think this was very succesfull. There is no problem view with default layout and maybe it will be better cacthing layout paremeter and showing with correct layout.

              i don't understand why visual studio remove design tab support.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support VS deployment by the secure FTP (explicit TLS) supported by IIS8

                VS needs a way to be able to deploy Windows Services and Windows Applications as easily and you can Web Deploy a website.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Description and AC updating between TFS 2010 and Service

                  Currently you cannot copy across the Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria when moving stories from TFS 2010 (on premise) to TFS Service (cloud).

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Set the feature to In Progress on the board, when task is put in progress

                    In TFS Service, once you have created features, stories and tasks. Then relate the stories to the features. All good.
                    Now when I move a Task to In Progress and look at the story and specifically the feature. The feature doesn't update to In Progress.
                    It would be great if it checked it's dependencies' and update itself if any children are updated. If you drag the task back to New. It should check if any children are in progress and if not and all are new, it should update the feature on the feature board to go back to New…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

                      Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                        Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • do...returning block

                          Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

                          The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

                          For example:

                          do
                          {
                          // get x from somwhere

                          if (x == 1)
                          return "One";
                          else if (x == 2)
                          return "Two";
                          else if (x == 3)
                          return "Three";
                          else
                          return x * 10;

                          }
                          returning (string x)
                          {
                          return "X is " + x;
                          }
                          returning (int x)
                          {
                          return "X is " + x;
                          }
                          returning (object x)
                          {
                          return "something…

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Resource Editor: Browse for existing files in a useful location

                            In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

                            It should have a preference option to set the default folder (or at least default to the configured "projects" path) and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

                            This is a bug in 2008, 2010 and 2012, so it's nice we now have a way of reporting it and maybe getting…

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support asp.net mvc 2 projects in visual studio 2012 and vNext

                              Right now you can't open asp.net mvc 2 project in visual studio 2012 without doing a little hack as described in this answer:
                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13424079/how-do-i-open-an-mvc-2-project-in-visual-studio-2012
                              Then you can normally work with this project but you loose tooling support (no "Add Controller, View etc.")
                              There are a lot of MVC 2 projects out there and it seems it's not such a hard thing to bring back this support. So please, do it.

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Log in to TFService using Alias

                                Windows Live has this concept of "alias" accounts. For example: My main Windows Live account is a personal gmail address. On that Windows Live account, I also have an alias that is an outlook.com address.
                                It would be nice to be able to have the TFS Admin add the alias account to a Project and then be able to login as that alias.
                                Currently, the TFS Admin can add the alias account but I cannot login to TFService with that same alias account (or even the main account, unless the main account is added to the project).

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

                                    VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Query Results Window - Query Selector

                                      Add ability to change queries within the Query Results Window/Tab.

                                      Most of the time when I'm working I only need one TFS Query Results window open at a time, but I can't change queries without going to Team Explorer and opening a different query in a new window.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • lightswitch html menu

                                        Have the ability to create a html project with the scaffolding for menus . If so the new menu structure found in crm 2013 and sharepoint 2013 is a good scaffold. At least the user familiarity is good.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support Selenium WebDriver tests on Mozila

                                          Team Foundation Service (visualstudio.com) should support Selenium WebDriver tests in the build process.

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