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  1. Alerts: Should include link to knowledge article (or KB)

    Today's alerts have fixed templates and there is no way to link a KB or knowledge article to the Alert. Having a link to KB will help speed up investigation and diagnostics

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      2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Installation of 64Bit Applications

      For a development tool in 2014 it should be absolutely self-evident that the distribution of real 64Bit Applications is possible without the need to buy a separate license. InstallShield LE is crippled in a lot of features but that's a real show stopper.

      BTW is it really necessary that Install Shield LE shows so very prominently which features are not available (crippled)? On most pages it's hard to find the few options that are available.

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

        As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

        Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

        This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

        [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
        [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

        22 votes
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        • Add filter to only show Active User Stories on Task Board

          Right now on the Task Board there is no way to limit your view; so even though I can watch my WIP limits on the KANBAN board, and make sure only a limited number of stories are Active, when I switch over to the Task Board view, ALL user stories are present; this is wasteful as the team will still SEE EVERTHING - rather that only the Active stories and the related Tasks. Adding a simple filter to only show Active User Stories on the Task Board will make the KANBAN and Task Boards interoperate.

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          • ... release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT!

            Release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Source Expansion Function

              Source Expansion of Functions, variables, values
              - refactoring of code paths by having fully expanded code dump across classes, structures, preprocessor macros etc.

              Function (A calls B calls C):
              Expanded Codepath associated with A until B is called, the code in B until C is called. Expansion levels: 1..x or as by Call Hierarchy

              Variable a, b:
              Listing of symbolic assignments in current file, project, group or entire solution

              Values x, y:
              Listing of contant assignments in current file, project, Group or entire solution

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Any Output window content to be auto saved in a file

                Allow output window contents to be automatically saved to a specified file, options: append, overwrite per operation

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reactivate the editor macro feature

                  MSVC 6.0 had a nice possibility to write editor macros using VB script. VS 2012 does not have this feature and I had to spend days to transform my macros into plugins, which are much more difficult to change than a simple VB script.

                  It seems, you do not know, what your customers like and need to work efficently.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make readable German documentation and help files

                    Most of the documentation and help of the German VS 2012 is produced by automatic translation tools and therefore often worthless.
                    If I spend so much money for a program, I would expect a perfect language support!

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow continuous deployment of multiple cloud apps from a single solution

                      Allow continuous deployment of multiple cloud app development projects from a single solution

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                      • Team Foundation Server integration platform for 2013

                        TFS Intergration platform support for migrating 2008 to 2013.

                        I nee a way to transfer source code and workitems from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013.

                        Does the TFS Intergration platform support this? If not, when will it?

                        10 votes
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                        • Provide Source Code for Silverlight Testing DLL in project form like the Excel project for looking at the cells

                          If you refuse to update the support for Coded-UI support for Silverlight in Visual Studio 2013, could you release a Silverlight Coded-UI test extensibility project that would allow us to create our own extension to support Silverlight 4/5 much like what you provided for the Excel Extensibility project to read into the spreadsheet cells? That way when you don't support Silverlight in Visual Studio 2015 or greater, we can still at least figure out how to make it work. The only problem you have with the Excel project is that you still make use of the Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.HtmlControls.DLL which makes trying…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Check/IF Activity in Release Template

                            It should be possible to check a condition before executing a release activity. For example to check if a website exits before removing a website or check for a folder before deleting the folder.

                            72 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Parallel Iterations and Development

                              If i have 2 Versions of my Product and 2 Iterations (parallel time span) i will only see one Iteration in the Backlog and the other one in the future group.

                              3 votes
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                              • Visual Studio Online Extensions

                                Please add the option for visual studio online to import/add extensions like the task board enhancer so that we won't be punished to use visual studio online instead of a local installation of tfs2013
                                http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

                                10 votes
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                                • "Publish Web" (Web Deploy / msdeploy.exe) should use my systems default proxy settings

                                  I currently cannot use Web Deploy because it ignores my proxy server settings, and there seems to be no way to specify a proxy server for web deploy to use.

                                  Web access in our company is required to use a proxy server, otherwise our firewall will block the traffic.

                                  Alternate publish methods like FTP are also problematic to use, because our IT blocks FTP by default. I have to ask them for every single IP address that I want to access via FTP. IP adresses for azure VMs might change at any time, so this is not really an option.

                                  43 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                                    This is a suggestion for all versions of Visual Studio.

                                    A Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                                    I cannot believe with this super-user-friendly way, your designers made it so awkward.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GaaS gide render

                                      Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE reandering

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a Customer Feedback/Item Tracking Web Portal

                                        Provide a Customer Feedbak/Item Tracking Web Portal that does not require Active Directory User accounts for storing Customer accounts. Instead store Customer Accounts using Forms Authentication or by integrating with Dynamics CRM for Customer information.

                                        The Customer Feedback/Item Tracking Web Portal should allow customers to log into the system and submit "Feedback" items as well as be able to track any defects/issues that they have filed and be able to view progress into it based on progress status stored in TFS.

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                                        • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

                                          No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                                          I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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