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  1. Access TFS 2012 online using my iPhone

    I would like to manage and add workitems and tasks using my iPhone, tablet, etc...

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow iteration change from Workboard

      We only allow one Team Project per department/functional area. This means there are usually 10 or 20 projects/solutions in one Team Project. The problem is that each of these projects can have sprints going on at the same time. But only administrators can change the sprint from TFS Web Client and then everyone else will only see that iteration on the workboar.

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add intellisense support for the <include> tag

        As a developer, I want the xml documentation that I referenced with an <include> tag to be available in intellisense so that I can separate my library documentation tasks from my code development tasks.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Source Control Folder level Check In Policy

          Currently, one needs to use the Custom Path Policy available through the TFS Power Tools in order to be able to enforce Check In Policies at a source control folder level. However, this feature should be exposed directly through TFS Source Control Explorer view as part of the base feature set rather than relying on TFS Power Tools. Ideally, I should be able to simply right click on a folder in my Source Control tree and select a Check In Policy to apply.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add project refresh link to "Connect to Team Foundation Server" window

            Currently I have to disconnect from Team Foundation Server then reconnect in order to see new team projects. A simple refresh button next to Team Project Collections would be nice.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • filter in Visual Studio "server explorer"

              Please add a filter feature in Vision Studio's Server Explorer similar to MSSMS. This will dramatically reduce the time it takes to bring back a specific stored procedure from a list of 1000.

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              • Add the ability to easily change the backlog priority by area path

                It would be extremely helpful if we had the ability to easily prioritize work items within a query or within an area path. It is much easier to order work items when you are comparing work items that are related in some way. I love the drag and drop feature to order work items in the backlog so it would be ideal if this feature were available when trying to sort work items within an area path.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full feature C++ Code Maps.

                  What we get is showed in the first picture,what we want is shown in the second.

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                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Regular expression engine when workitem state changes

                    It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                    mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                    And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...)

                      It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                      mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                      And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Discoverable Work Item IDs in Team Rooms

                        Using hashtag-style work item IDs provides links to those work items, but you don't always know the ID off the top of your head.

                        It would be nice to have discoverability of work item IDs, perhaps as an intellisense-style popup when you hit the # key.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • need a true 64-bit cross compiler / cross linker.

                          Some projects are so large that the 32-bit linker exhausts the entire process's address space when doing a link, particularly in the presence of link time code generation. The 64-bit version of link.exe should be able to receive as input 32-bit OBJ files and output a 32-bit executable.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create extensibility points into the language service.

                            Currently it is not possible to gain hooks into the different pre-installed language services for the purposes of extensibility. Since the language service is responsible for so many things, this means that even very simple yet very powerful extensibility ideas are shut down before they even have a chance.

                            A perfect example of this is if you wanted to change the way that the code auto-formatter works. I'm talking about like you press Enter and it indents your code to a certain point. That kind of thing. To do this one simple thing you need to create an entirely new…

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enterprise Agile Backlogs without using parent child links

                              The new enterprise agile backlogs feature in my opinion has one fundamental flaw. I am customizing this feature based upon the goal of implementing the scaled agile framework with TFS. Upon further investigation I attempted to implement the "..learning's from Microsoft Developer Division" approach:
                              Scenarios -> Value Proposition -> Experience -> Feature

                              In the learning's chapter is describes features as "A feature can support more than one expirence. (In fact, this is common). Most features are defined as user stories".

                              However is it impossible to view the portfolio and link multiple features to experiences due to the implementation of utilizing…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide a save function to commit new value on fly for WIT

                                Modifying the WIT, I used a copy function to copy value from the original field to the remaining field and there is no command that I can use to save/commit the new copied value to the database. Thus, the query can't "read" it out in the results. That makes users confused because they can see the value in the work item. All we can do now is triggering a "save" manually (ex: by adding something to the description, then hit save).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow specific permissions to be granted to allow creation of Areas and Iterations

                                  Allow the ability to enable a user to create Areas and Iterations. Currently the only way to achieve this is to make them a project or collection administrator.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Profiling unit tests should ignore code running from init methods (AssemblyInitialize, TestInitialize, etc)

                                    The "Profile Test" option offered in the VS Test Explorer is cute, but doesn't offer enough flexibility.

                                    The problem is that there may be a significant amount of work being done in init methods (i.e. methods decorated with AssemblyInitialize, ClassInitialize or TestInitialize attributes), and the code running there does not constitute the unit test, and so should not be profiled.

                                    Only the code running in the selected test method should be profiled - otherwise the results are significantly skewed, and rarely usable.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

                                      what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Burndown chart should use the capacity of the team for the ideal trend

                                          It would be nice if the team's capacity is used for calculating the ideal trend within the burndown chart.

                                          Whenever one or more parttime team members are involved, the burndown is not 'reliable' / accurate enough to use.

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