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  1. Provide a means, if not yet available, to expose a customer view.

    I would like to be able to create a TFS group, that by default allows only certain views for customers. This could for example, only show product backlog items and certain properties of related tasks, like time elapsed and time remaining.

    Note: This question is for Team Foundation Service but that option was not available.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have a smart Sprint board: background color, Work Item ID and filtering/searching boxes

      Hi,

      It's really difficult to manage the sprint board when there is a lot of data displayed.

      Indeed, currently the sprint board:
      -presents the list of PBI or Bugs (with their related tasks) without distinction. How can we know that this item (with these tasks) is a Bug or a PBI ?
      -presents an ascending list of all PBI or Bugs: only the title is displayed. But how could we find more easily a work item (PBI, Bug or Task) without reading all items listed ?

      It will be therefore more relevant :
      1) to show the background colour (red…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unblock 'Delete' option when, more than 1 Build Definition is selected in Team Explorer under Builds.

        It should be possible to delete more than one Build Definition (Team Explorer\Builds) in VS2012 and VS2013. Such option was available in VS2010 (and it's still available). When comes to VS2012 and VS2013, now when someone is selecting more than 1 Build Definition, Delete option is greyed out. I can still delete multiple B.D. from VS2010, but I want to migrate fully to VS2012 or VS2013.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio 2012 Find and Replace

          I've just upgraded to vs2012 and found that the find/replace functionality is no longer functions as it did in vs2010. Why an earth would such a core feature be messed about with? Like the millions of other developers around the world, I probably use this feature more than any other in visual studio.

          The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected. Also when you have nothing selected its does not default back to searching within the…

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Target Branch in Merge Wizard should remember my last selection based on Source Branch

            We have multiple projects with 3 projects each with a suffix of DEV, TEST and PROD.
            We branch from DEV to TEST, and branch from TEST to PROD.

            Then when we want to merge from TEST the merge wizard shows up the other 2 projects (DEV and PROD) as the target, but DEV is always selected as default. But we usually merge into PROD.

            So every time in merge wizard we have to select the PROD as target. Sometimes accidentally the default DEV Project can be left selected and a wrong merge could be performed.

            I think an easy solution…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have a different type of comment that "strikes out" code (puts a line through it).

              Have a different type of comment that "strikes out" code or comments (puts a line through it). We could use the backtick instead of the apostrophe.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it easier to add people!

                My friend and I have just created our own accounts, and both tried adding each other by email to rooms and projects, and nothing seems to be happening. It's not clear what we're doing wrong ... ?

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make installer of Visual studio and express with updated to update 4 (or last)

                  I have seen that visual studio expres 2008 have updated iso to latest service pack 1 (that time).

                  I am not sure but this is first time I see 2008.

                  Now for 2010 I need to install 2010 express then update. it's take time and make not sure that it is done in right way.

                  I am watching a lot of people cried for update not work (installer failed) for 2012 version of visual studio and express.

                  If I use Visual studio express then I thing I really don't need update like 1.8 GB for update 2 or 2.1 GB…

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow for easy way of associating Excel with new TFS project

                    It is very common to create excel "dashboards" to help teams within an organization work with TFS data in a standard way based on standard principles. It would be great it would be possible to connect an existing Excel Workbook to a new TFS Project.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to display original task hours

                      It is important to know the original hours that a developer specified for a task when. Can we display that initial value on the board or task. As time goes buy thw task hours gets reduced daily which is fine of course and expected but you have no way to know after its completed or during progress what the original hours were.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ip address security in hosted team foundation server

                        i would like to use team foundation server only in my office. It would be great if i can assing this using the hosted version of team foundation server.

                        http://tfs.visualstudio.com/

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Compare option when multi-selecting document tabs.

                          It is currently possible to select multiple documents in the document tab channel. This idea would add a context menu option to compare two selected tabs using the comparison tools (including, if set, the user option in Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > User Tools.)

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix the presentation of the forum threads

                            Fix the presentation of the forum threads, making them more like Stack Overflow, where the flow of conversations are obvious, and it's easy to find the latest comments.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • formalize the hang-over process (for Agile/Scrum)

                              Inevitably there are a few stories that are not completed by the end of a sprint or iteration. If you move these stories to the backlog, you lose the immediate knowledge that it was worked on in a specific sprint by a person. You also lose tracking which tasks were completed in which sprint. Our solution is to copy the story into the next sprint or backlog, copy tasks that were worked on but have remaining work left, and move tasks that were not worked on at all. This creates continuity between sprints and better metric tracking without resorting to…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio: Add Namespace property to project folders

                                  Allow setting a namespace to the project folders so that developers can organize code by namespace better. Namespace name can be different than project folder name. This allows us to organize folders better without a creating a new namespace when needed. The Visual Studio IDE automatically adds the newly added files to a folder with the namespace of the folder, and we have to edit the code and remove the namespace as we want it to be in a diferent namespace and vice versa.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add search functionality to the "Items to Build" dialog when editing the build template

                                    Currently we have about 300 projects to build in one of our build templates. Its currently very hard to determine if a project is in the build or not unless your very good at ordering your projects in some specific order. So we have to try scroll through the list to find it. It would be great if you could add some type of search or filter

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create documentation for code review

                                      Create a permanent documentation of a code review. The result shall be like PDF.
                                      This is required for our quality management system: Cyclic, documented code review for each developer.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if base method have proper XML-comment

                                        I think that it would be very usefull if one will have ability to disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if treirs base method already have proper XML-comment.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow forecasting when filtering by tag

                                          Currently we use tags to help us prioritise our releases within the backlog.

                                          When filtering down to that specific tag, we are unable to use forecasting to estimate our sprints and are having to manually move each item (approx 150 items currently in this specific tag) to the top of the backlog in order to use the forecasting feature. As you can imagine, it is very time consuming!

                                          Please allow forecasting to be used in the backlog while filtering by tag.

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