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  1. 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 →
    • Make shortcut for "Refresh Linked Browsers" changeable

      Currently the default keyboard shortcut for the Browser Link feature in Visual Studio 2013 is binded on "Ctrl+Alt+Enter" and there is no option in the keyboard list to change it.

      186 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support a tooltip to describe the area path

        I suggest you support a tooltip to describe the area path. When you have multiple area paths, for other team members it is not clear what they all for. So a tooltip when mouse over could be nice.

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          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

          Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

          This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

            Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

            Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cordova for Windows 7

              Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio CTP1 are only available in Windows 8.1 at the moment.
              My customers in several major enterprises are evaluating this development possibilities, but reflect that only Win 8.1 can host this Cordova Add-in.
              their Enterpirse Dev team still use Win7 and ask when it will relase for Win7?

              24 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

                Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

                This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Anonymous type definition

                  Allow c# to define types in inline way. For example I have a web api action that returns a Dto. I have to define action as:

                  public class Dto
                  {
                  public int Key {get; set;}
                  public Group Value {get; set;}
                  }

                  action:
                  public Dto GetDto()
                  {
                  ...
                  }

                  I suggest to write action method as:

                  public {int Key; Group Value;} GetDto()
                  {
                  ...
                  return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                  }

                  Also C# can defer type from action method. So this code can be valid:

                  public anonymous GetDto()
                  {
                  ...
                  return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                  }

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

                    Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

                    var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

                    How much better it will be:

                    var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

                    You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

                    var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

                    That option must be multiline too.

                    22 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

                      The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

                      22 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export Application Insights Events

                        A way to export events and other data in application insights for easier distribution to other affected teams.

                        12 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to change Expect100Continue default value to be False

                          In the current day and age, it's no longer a good idea for .NET web clients to use the Expect100Continue header by default.

                          By doing so, the client is wasting an unnecessary round trip to the server instead of just sending in the entire HTTP message with headers and body.

                          I would like to suggest to change the default value of Expect100Continue to be false.
                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.servicepointmanager.expect100continue(v=vs.110).aspx

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow changing order of test cases in requirement based suites

                            In MTM 2012 you are unable to change the order of test cases in a suite that is requirement-based. In a normal test suite it is possible, but it would be great if we could change the order also in requirement based test suites.

                            20 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                              When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                              The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

                                Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

                                So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

                                I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

                                29 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

                                  VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

                                  You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

                                  Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

                                  Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

                                  Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

                                  488 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • async associations

                                    Suppose we have code that uses .net assembly, let's name that .net assembly "FooLib".
                                    FooLib has classes which methods use synchronous calls for I/O opertations, but we have no FooLib source code, thus we can't modify FooLib classes methods to consume asynchronous API for I/O operations available in .Net Framework.
                                    I think we need a tool that will provide us opportunity to define associations for certain FooLib class methods which will mean that compiler will modify FooLib class methods and replace theirs I/O operation calls from synchronous to asynchronous, mark theirs methods with async keyword and embrace methods return type…

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                                      freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                                      19 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

                                        After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

                                        96 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

                                          there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

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                                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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