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  1. Please provide NT Service monitoring

    Please provide NT Service monitoring

    58 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please provide SQL monitoring

      Please provide SQL monitoring

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        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow sending an email from the work item detail/edit screen

        Currently it is possible to email a work item from a list of query results, but it is not possible to email a work item when you are on the details/edit screen of a work item. At a minimum, it would be nice to replicate the aforementioned functionality that is available from the query results list, but even better would be to allow an email to be sent FROM the work item so that if/when someone replies to that email, it will attach the response to the TFS work item automatically. Many other issue tracking solutions allow this (e.g. FogBugz)…

        8 votes
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        • Allow users to subscribe themselves or others to a work item without having to create an alert

          The current suggestion to create an alert for an individual work item is tedious at best, and it is difficult to tell who is "subscribed" to a given work item using this method. It should be possible to view/manage subscribers at the work item detail/edit screen. There should be a control on the work item with a list of "subscribers" that can be updated by anyone (i.e., I can add/remove myself or others). Anyone in the list of subscribers should get an alert on any change. This has been possible in Bugzilla for at least 15 years.

          16 votes
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          • Add: Spell checking in Design View, support for CSS3 in Styles dialog box, & Publish option on right-click of filename tab in doc window.

            Expression Web had all these features why not VSEW?

            In order to add content in Design view to a Web page, a spell checker is really needed.

            CSS3 support for Style editor dialog.

            The ability to right-click on the tab of an open doc and select publish selected from the context menu.

            1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for testing of inpage anchor links

              See original support thread here http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstest/thread/9618a380-c2d8-44c5-80be-f59c591b94cb/

              Need a functionality to determine if an object is currently on the screen that doesn't scroll.

              Either a new function as part of HtmlControl class to check this or a Playback function to turn on and off automatic scrolling so that for example a click function on an object not on the currently viewable part of a webpage on the user's screen would fail and throw up an exception which could be handled.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multi level hierarchical work item query

                We are currently using TFS work items in such a way that there are 3 levels (feature, user story and task) and use the area path on each of those levels for a specific purpose. The problem with current hierarchical queries is that you cannot do a query that allows you to query on those different area's (at the 3 work item levels) 'since you can only query on 2 levels.) It would be great to have a possibility to do just that the full value of hierarchies an be used...

                7 votes
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                • auto resolve parameter for the TFS "tf get" command

                  I would suggest an auto resolve parameter for the "tf get" command. Such a parameter should tell "tf get" what to do in conflict situations. So no conflict resolve dialog is necessary, when using this parameter.

                  Especially when using "tf get" command in a nightly running script, that first updates sources and later generates binaries, such an auto resolve parameter would be necessary. In such an script this auto resolve parameter would avoid that every thing get stopped in a conflict situation !!!

                  For example this auto resolve parameter could look like:

                  tf get . -*** -*** -*** -autoresolve:takealwaysserversources

                  tf…

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                  • Bugfix for VS2010 TFS to recognice delete files

                    When I delete files with the Windows File Explorer the VS 2010 TFS does not recognize that. I heard that this bug is already fixed in VS2012 TFS. Since I have to use VS 2010 I need an Update / Services Pack... which contains also that fix for VS 2010 TFS.

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                    • Allow the KanBan Title to Link to a "Kanban Status" field in WIT form

                      It would be nice to have a field in the WIT form that is linked to the custom Kanban titles. This would tie the movement on the board to the field and vice versa. Also, would be great for status reporting purposes.

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                      • Allow storing of a name-value pair in TFS drop-down lists

                        Currently to have a drop-down list of display-friendly names for things like Release Milestones, TFS requires you to store strings and setup allowed values. In this case, when a particular Release Milestone has its name changed (which is a business requirement for us), every work item with the old name must be updated. This destroys historical reporting capability, because now the old name has to be remembered and a report run against the old name and another report run against the new name to have a full historical report. Multiple renames later, users can no longer effectively perform historical queries…

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                        • Add a color bar to top of IDE

                          As a builder (SCM) type, I routinely have several instances of VS up at one time. And remembering which one I'm doing what is often a game of cycling through them

                          For my command/powershell windows I set different background colors. It's easy to select the "red" window where I'm doing a large file copy, switch to the green window where I'm syncing my source, then off to the blue window where I'm building my MSI.

                          If there was a means to set the top a different color based on instance, it would make using multiple instances of VS easier to…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the Visual Studio "Peek Definition" feature to be extensible.

                            This would allow tools vendors to create a consistent UI experience for similar kind of functionality in custom language services or, even within domain-specific XML files or other kinds of files.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 2013 + 2012 web project conflicts in using iisexpress

                              you have a web project that you had configured to use iisexpress in VS2012,
                              then you open that same project in VS2013 using iisexpress as well,
                              when you then reopen the project in VS2012 iisexpress is no longer selected - it is using the ****** web development server :(

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                              • Adding comments to 'Properties' window.

                                (Please refer to the image uploaded)

                                By adding comments to 'Properties' window, it will help a lot of developers who share a same project.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Adding comments to individual Properties in visual studio (MS Excel style).

                                  (Please refer to the image uploaded.)

                                  In properties window,
                                  Can add comments to individual property in 'Properties' window like how we can do it excel sheet.

                                  These comments can be very useful when the project is shared by many developers and comments can be used to write information.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow drag and drop prioritization on the backlog to be restricted in TFS/VSO.

                                    I should be able to limit who can prioritize the backlog. Currently placing restrictions on the field that controls the order of the backlog (via READONLY) only blocks manual edits of the field, and doesn't stop drag-and-drop reordering.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Add support for Java (as long as JDK is installed)

                                        Basically making coding and compiling possible in the Visual Studio IDE as long as the Java Development Kit is installed on the machine.

                                        This would prevent the need for multiple IDE's installed on a machine for developers who use both Java and .NET lanaguages.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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