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  1. Permission to stack rank the backlog so that only selected group or groups can change it in taskboard

    Restrict a group of users to allow stack ranking from Backlog and other users must not be allowed to change stack ranking -
    It can be done in UI for stack rank field but not in board.
    But same time when user goes to Backlog and changes the Stack Rank by moving user stories from one position to another, he is able to do that.
    I confirmed this is not available and I was asked to raise an user voice

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    • Be friendly to users not directy connected to internet for VS2014. When trial license expires guess where it goes ...

      Take account of the fact that some envionments (both dev and production) cannot access the web directly (ie after trial period expries it needs to access directly). Glad to see that IE10 is not mandatory for VS14, but optional, again our environment our large user base is constrianed to IE8 (I have no sway over this!!)

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove boilerplate from double-check locking

        Lots of removing-boilerplate in roslyn, which is nice. Here's more boilerplate to bust.

        if(something == null)
        lock(somethingLock)
        if(something == null)
        something = new BoilerplateBlah();

        Use a similar syntax as for the new exception filter. Inline definition of the filter lock would also be nice.

        lock(somethingLock) if (something == null)
        something = new LessBoilerplateYay();

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote

          Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote.

          In VS 2012/Pending changes cannot dalete files that I want to promote.

          after I promote this files I must be able to delete it via Pending changes tab dialog.

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          • Hipchat build completed events build filter should be multi-select

            We have a few builds in the one team project, In a particular HipChat room, there are some that we care about, and some that we don't, configuring a bunch of service hooks all the same is tedious. It would be nice to be able to select the relevant builds from a list.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • navigating code using the scrollbar

              Hi,

              currently I have to click the slider and move it, or click repeatedly below or above it to reach a position.

              Nowadays, using Resharper, flags are displayed on the scrollbar - so sometimes I know exactly the position I want to reach... fast.

              How about allowing a double click to move the slider instantly to the desired position?

              Best Regards
              Heinrich

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expand LINQ methods in .NET framework

                Everyone has a bunch of common extension methods that they always write (or install a package which contains them). Its inexplicable why the core .NET framework still lacks so many easy-to-implement and common sense extension methods for LINQ, .

                Some examples:
                MinBy
                MaxBy
                ToHashSet
                ToLinkedList
                ToObservableCollection
                Prepend
                Append
                Batch
                MinOrDefault
                MaxOrDefault
                Versions of Except and Intersect that work on sequences rather than sets (because the existing methods think of the IEnumerables as sets, duplicates are eliminated whether you like it or not, this is fine for some situations, but not all)

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                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

                  Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

                  So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

                    Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
                    Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

                    <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

                    So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build Notification Icon Color

                      This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

                        No References
                        No Propertities
                        No Web.config
                        No buiilding at all

                        21 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CRC32 Helper Class

                          Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                          .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                          My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                            When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

                            53 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • auto generate bugs after a automation test run

                              After my automation tests are run, I want any failed test case to automatically generate a bug report and place it on the specific person of my choise. I want this to be an easy option in test manager that could be configured in the test manager GUI. No coding required so my testers easy could configure it.
                              And attachments should be possible to be added as well.

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • help please (Visual Studio)

                                Good night.

                                I would like some help regarding data manipulation following code:

                                ColaboradorEquipe colaboradorEquipe = (dataGridView1.SelectedRows [0] .DataBoundItem the ColaboradorEquipe);
                                string = colaboradorEquipe.matricula collaborator;

                                I want a variable to receive the value of the column enroll online. can anyone help me ??

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reconsider automatic links to Active Directory

                                    TFS automatically adds everyone it sees in Active Directory to its Identities list.

                                    We have 20 TFS users out of our 250 domain users.

                                    - All the "Assign To" fields list 230 irrelevant names in them.

                                    - All the domain users have access to TFS resources by default, so we have to be very careful with how we set up our groups and permissions to make sure only the right people can see TFS resources.

                                    - When we switched domains, TFS broke our database because we had two identities for each user, both with the same display name. We could…

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                                    • 1 vote
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                                        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Group Events

                                        I would like to be able to group Events by a Substring of the Event Name.

                                        If I have a Event like Error: "Function: NavigateTo : Stacktrace"
                                        I´d like to Group all Events containing "Error:" so I can get a filtered View off all Errors

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

                                          Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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