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  1. Merge work items when you merge a branch to another one

    When I merge a branch to another one, it would be very helpful if the linked work items (tasks, bugs, ..) are merged too in order to have track of what I've merged.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS SourceControl explorer doesn't show head revision

      Person A deletes a branch.
      Person B refreshes SourceControl explorer afterwards and the branch still shows up unchanged.

      Person B has common sense and would assume that SourceControl exproler shows the latest state on the server, but no... it shows the state on Person's B local environment.

      I would like SourceControl explorer in VisualStudio to show me what's currently on the server. If I need to know whats on my laptop I open something called "Windows Explorer".

      Crazy... I know...

      Why do I have to download the latest version of everything if I want to see the latest version on…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Delete file/folder without getting the latest version

        Delete file/folder without getting the latest:

        This is the most insane thing I have ever come across and I cannot think of any justification for that behavior.

        Why do I have to download everything from the server so that I can delete it on the server, when in the end it just gets marked as deleted anyway (so it doesn't get lost in case I made a mistake).

        There is no excuse for this and it is seriously the worst feature design EVER for one of the most common features. Please change this!

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rollback to changeset using GIT

          Here is a scenario I am trying to solve using TFS 2013 with a GIT repository:

          Several pushes have been made to the central repository.
          Sometime in the past month, a bug was introduced.
          We are having a very hard time figuring out what is causing the bug.
          We wrote a unit test that now detects the bug.
          We want to run that unit test on various versions of the code so that we can trace where the bug was introduced.
          In order to do this, we need to be able to get the code at several points in time…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The whole work space thing is ridiculously complicated. All I want to do is check in an object and I can't ... why??? some ridiculous securi

            The whole work space thing is ridiculously complicated. All I want to do is check in an object and I can't ... why??? some ridiculous security issue ... the root of this is because I have two LIVE accounts: one for my personnel email (that I've had since the beginning of time) and the LIVE account I use for WORK which is completely different ... all of this "flexibility" makes this stuff more difficult to use. Try it yourself and see.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a priority field to bug work items

              Bug classification incorporates a severity and a priority (which can also be tied to likelihood of occurrance. It would be nice if bug work items supported both a severity AND priority so that a business decision can be made whether or not to fix the bug based on both factors.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

                In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

                Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display TFS project and build information on the start screen

                  Allow users to select projects for which they would like to see information about on the start screen such as burndown chart or recent builds or other notifications.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • webget and webinvoke uritemplate should support strongly typed parameters

                    WebGet and WebInvoke should support UriTemplates that are compatible with Web Api REST style Templates without them being defined as String.
                    As in....

                    [WebGet(UriTemplate = "api/Something/SomeClass/{id}")]
                    String SomeAction(Guid id);
                    so that one can use the ChannelFactory class to easily create a restful client and can simply just share the interface between client/server implementations.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate excel and TFS2013 to allow Iterations to be created as a bulk operation

                      In TFS2010 Scrum template, the user can create multiple Sprint work items for multiple teams using Excel, and assign start and end dates very easily. I like the new Iteration creation interface in TFS2013, but there needs to be a way to bulk create Iterations - this would reduce the administration of Iterations considerably.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows RT

                        Windows RT needs an IDE that will enable developers to create and test metro applications on the devices they will be used for. A simplified version of Visual Studio with full capability to design Metro Apps would make Windows RT a more appealing choice for developers.

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                          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add smooth streaming media element to WPF

                          Currently you can play smooth streaming media from silverlight and winrt, but not from a desktop application! (Or windows media player for that matter)

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Refresh Linked Browsers on save

                            Browser Link is a great new feature, but it would also be very helpful if there was an option to have the browers refresh when you save

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back "Apply server settings to all users (store in project file)" in Visual Studio 2013 (web projects)

                              In the Web tab of the Project properties window, there used to be a checkbox to store server settings in the project file (in my experience, storing server settings in the proj file is a bad plan). All our web projects have this unchecked, so developers can use their preferred environment (IIS/Cassini/IIS Express). The refactoring of the Web properties tab removed this checkbox in Visual Studio 2013. I know that if you stay out of this properties tab in VS2013, it will still store your server settings in a user project file, but if you have to actually make a…

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                                2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • syntactic sugar for await

                                I'd love to see the following syntactic sugar come to C#:

                                block awaiting which automatically creates anonymous Task objects, runs them asynchronously, and unwraps their result after they have finished.

                                For example the following:

                                | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExample()
                                | {
                                | int i1, i2;
                                |
                                | await
                                | {
                                | i1 = AsyncInt(1);
                                | i2 = AsyncInt(2);
                                | }
                                |
                                | Console.WriteLine("{0} + {1} = {2}", i1, i2, i1 + i2);
                                | }

                                Would translate to:

                                | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExampleOutput()
                                | {
                                | int i1, i2;
                                |
                                | Task<int> __ti1;
                                | Task<int> __ti2;
                                |
                                | await…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Manage multiple directory-arguments for debugging.

                                  While debugging I have some possible scenarios, each one has to be launched in different directory and proper arguments.

                                  Going to properties, clicking the mouse and doing some copy-paste each time looks like fishing before starting to debug.

                                  It would be nice having a history to select the one I want to repeat this time and start to debug ASAP.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

                                    Enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

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                                    • I need a beautifier for T-SQL code. There is a feature in SSMS but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                                      I need a beautifier for T-SQL code.
                                      There is a feature in SSMS called Design Query in Editor,
                                      but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable the ability to disable folder right migration on branching

                                        In TFS 2012 and TF Service a new “feature” has been added so that when you create a branch it carries the folder rights of the trunk with it.

                                        Say you have a branch called trunk. Trunk is the golden standard and should only be modified by a core team who are architecting the project. You also have a team of college new hires who will be useful to the project but also should not under any circumstances change the trunk. After setting permissions, the new hires will make a branch off of trunk to complete any tasks they have…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support Entity Framework for WinRT apps

                                          For WinRT to be a decent candidate for LOB apps, we need better data access support for direct SQL Server 2-tier architecture apps. Need a version of Entity Framework that works with WinRT apps.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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