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  1. Make alerts configurable to NOT send "healthy" status.

    Allow me to suppress alert status emails indicating "healthy" status. I only want to know when an alert condition is violated.

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please Make the Width of the Quick Find Box Sticky

      Quite often the text being searched for within the Quick Find (Control-F) box in Visual Studio 2013 doesn't fit. The box can of course be made wider, but that doesn't stick. It would be nice if it would come up wider every time.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't rebuild SQL Server Database Projects every time

        Currently, SQL Server Database Projects are rebuilt systematically even when it seems unnecessary and the user asked for a normal build (as opposed to a forced rebuild).

        This can be reproduced by creating a new empty sqlproj using the SQL Server Database Project template, and select "Build" twice. It will be rebuilt the second time even though no change occured in between.

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a developer account on Microsoft Azure portal to use all the available services free of cost.

          Please provide a developer account so developers can play with the functionalities, keep coming up and contribute better while working on real time projects. One month free subscription is not sufficient as new features are getting release every month. It can be limited sharing environment but should be available without any cost.

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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create tool same as Resharper

              Can we have tool/extension same as Resharper. So that can be part of Visual Studio. and we don't have to pay for resharper :)

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give FileSystemWatcher the power to detect file "moves" (by listening to/hooking the Win32 API)

                MOVE has been a basic level instruction of Windows for decades now (as opposed to just being a COPY and a DELETE), yet the FileSystemWatcher is unable to detect it. There are currently only two workarounds: 1. watch every delete and create to see if two match up (non-trivial, need to also watch all the parent directories, all the disks etc: see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22447022/best-way-to-track-files-being-moved-possibly-between-disks-vb-net-or-c) 2. step outside .NET and write a low-level application in C++ or whatever to hook the API (possibly involves learning a whole new programming language and environment).

                It would be nice if there was a simple…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                  My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • find all actual references

                    When I use "Find all references" for a class member that is implemented by multiple classes I get references for all of the implementations. If I go the other direction with "go to definition" it always takes me to the correct class member. I think it should work the same in both directions.

                    Why do I want this? The biggest annoyance is trying to find a reference to a ToString method override which will give hundreds of results even if the specific ToString method I'm looking at is only used once.

                    Here's the workaround recommended by the community: http://stackoverflow.com/a/6917399/576153

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix scrollbar map proportion

                      Map mode for vertical scroll bar is a great feature. But distortion of code and screen visible part looks awful. Please make it fixed like in sublime text (maybe split it with a scroll bar).

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add web navigation <- -> Option in Administration tool for release Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013

                        Navigate in Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013 is complicated you may add a navigation bar as team foundation panel in Visual Studio 2013

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can I restore a 'OLD VALUE' in a Test Case?

                          After exporting all test cases of a Test Suite into Excel I made changes to the values in the columns 'Steps' because it exported the test steps with the tags looking like this: <DIV><P>Open the URL.... etc.
                          After I did a copy and replace for those tags in the Excel I saved it. However, it updated all the Test Cases in TFS, without any warning of confirmation to 'upload' anything. No I do see in the Test Case History the 'OLD VALUE' that got replaced with the 'NEW VALUE'.
                          Is there any way that I can I restore a 'OLD…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow creating both horizontal and vertical tab groups at once

                            Currently you can create multiple horizontal tab groups OR multiple vertical tab groups. It would be nice to have the possibility to create vertical tab groups within a horzontal tab group. For instance like the layout at jsfiddle.net.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TypeScript supports comment intellisense

                              public void ***(a:number){……}

                              When I say at the top of the declaration of the method and press "Enter" at the back of "*": parameters list should be given and generate a template(Just like what you have done in C# or VB.net)


                              /*
                              Here gives me a list of the method parameters' list for me to comment in details
                              */
                              public void ***(a:number){……}

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                                0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Access review report for collections, projects

                                  How can you view the permissions for multiple projects in a collection at once? Currently have to look at one by one and need ability to review for multiple at a time. Is there a default report or query we can run to obtain the information. TFS 2010.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                                    If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                                    I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

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                                    • Allow all characters in changeset names

                                      This is a really annoying issue that just frustrates me at times when I'm "in the zone" and trying to manage my mental work contexts. Please fix this - for both TFS and for Visual Studio Online. It's 2014, you should be able to escape characters properly. :)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Javascript/Typescript references in HTML

                                        When creating a new JS or TS file you can add other references to the current page you’re working on. This would be a nice feature for HTML as well when you’re using an angular view.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                                          I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                                          1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                                          2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                                          3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                                          4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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