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  1. give us the choice of exporting and printing in Team Foundation Server Express.

    Printing and exporting might be a handy tool to allow us to show to our customers or future customers, what are the plans to develop something.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Generate dynamic upgrade maps for persisted workflow instances via the designer

      Currently, we can only dynamically upgrade persisted workflow via code. This is because in WF 4.5 there is no designer support for the workflow definition update phase (designated as phase number 2 on this page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh314052.aspx). Considering one of the key selling points of the framework is the workflow designer, it is surprising that no support exists for dynamic updates.

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Native nodejs library and more flexible hooks for implementing serializers, js libraries, etc.

        As much as windows has been pouring efforts into javascript people rely on other js serializers, libraries (eg. knockout.js vs backbone vs amber, etc.) and javascript runtimes (nodejs). We've seen some improvements in the MVC runtime, the inclusion of typescript, etc. But we also see heavy use of RESTful JSON, inclusing or a lot of js in Win8, and full featureset for managing azure in nodejs. Yet with WCF you still have to trudge through formatters to swap out the serializer, Win8 it is difficult to use other js MVCish libraries, and nodejs you would have to wire some sort…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Build agent status notification

          Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Limit the row count or allow selection of tables BEFORE data compare

            Some of our tables in our main database have millions upon millions of rows fo data. And between Dev and production they will ALL be different.

            It would be nice to do a datacomaprison on specific tables instead of the entire database so that we can compare only the "configuration" tables. Either limit comparisons based on the number of rows in the table (user-configurable), or allow the user to select the tabes within the specified database(s) that need to be compared.

            Without a feature like this, the data comparison tool is nearly useless to us because of millions-upon-millions of false…

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              1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CodeMap - better c++ support?

              I'd like to see better c++ support for CodeMaps - especially the "Show Related" options that are available for C#

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Run a mumble server on TF

                It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

                9 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX

                  Microsoft Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX. Like the features in the testing tool ‘AXeptance - http://www.axeptance.com/’ specially used for creating and executing automated tests in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Combine the VB and C# project types

                    I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose Microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed desktop application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Combine the VB as C# ide

                      I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add formatting and format selections for code files like (.cs)

                        When writing and editing code sometimes extra lines or spaces are added like:
                        int x;
                        int y;

                        Response.Write("hello") ;

                        so, i need to format the above code automatically to be like:
                        int x;
                        int y;
                        Response.Write("hello");

                        and this formatting can be applied for all class or selected part of the code. the attached file has an example from VS in code behind file.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enhance the v2 and v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Maps

                            Enhance the v2 and then the v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Map. Consider a v3 to implement features mentioned as vNext in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2013/08/03/alm-readiness-treasure-map-v2-1-and-vnext-feature-triage.aspx.

                            If you feel that the team should continue its showcase, readiness and dog-fooding project with a v4, then donate your vote(s) to this idea.

                            30 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Develop some visually attractive, functional website templates for some basic businesses along with good documentaion to grow adoption of VS

                              The WWW is by far the most significant driver of software development today. Developers are looking for a career protection (i.e. developing in a sustainable platform that will have longevity), that is conducive to their customers needs and is easy to learn, adopt and use. Visual Studio is such an opportunity but has VERY limited templates and documentation to assist newbies like me. The Wingtip Toys is the best available but is very basic. Please help getting us newbies on board..!

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Create an alert for notification when build queued

                                  we are using TFS 2012 is there any feature is available to get notification mail for below

                                  1.When the builds are in queued state.

                                  2.when some changes happened to build defenations.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display more information about user story on task board

                                    At the moment the row titles on the task board only display the title of the relevant work items (user stories, bugs). It would be really helpful if they also displayed the state of the work items and maybe some summary stats about their child tasks (number done, number active...)

                                    15 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have unique sounds for different events in team room

                                      I'm a fan of the TFS team rooms to keep an eye on what is going on and for communicating with colleagues. However, this is made slightly trickier by the fact that I don't know what each audible 'blip' means when something happens. Is it a chat message? An @mention? Have we kicked off a successful build? Having unique sounds for these kinds of things would be useful.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add something like grunt (or juste grunt)

                                        I've been using .Net for many years, and recently tried to used nodejs. One of thing that I loved about nodejs is Grunt.

                                        I love it because you can EASILY DO STUFF in your build or developement process.
                                        You can add image optimization, less compilation, watch, livereload, or anything that no one ever think of. And it's very very easy.

                                        13 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support nested types in Windows Workflow XAML

                                          The current Windows Workflow design surface does not support nested types, but these are perfectly valid as an InArgument or OutArgument in a CodeActivity.

                                          The two issues are:

                                          1. Arguments or Variables in a XAML workflow cannot be of type SomeType.SomeOtherType and this happens often when we use 3rd party libraries or COM-callable wrappers
                                          2. Trying to write any expression that involves a nested type which is serialized to XAML(and generates a <file>.g.cs) throws a designer error, even though this is perfectly valid code.

                                          This is terribly inconsistent and sometimes makes me reconsider choosing WF when with this feature it…

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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