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  1. SSIS and versions of VS

    Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

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      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bookmarks table -> add column for method name where line of code is located

      Add a column to the bookmarks table that displays the method name where the line of code bookmarked is located.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add expand all/collapse all to sprint board view in Visual Studio Online

        Can you please add expand all/collapse all links/buttons to the sprint board view in Visual Studio Online.
        Similar to what you already have in the backlog view.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

            The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

            Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

            EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
            @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
            @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

            Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Service Bus activities

              I'd like the possibility to have workflow services interact with ServiceBus (on Azure or on-premise).
              I'd like to be able to manage queues and topics, to add subscriptions and rules but, most important, to be able to send and receive messages.
              Send and receive activities should induce the workflow idle, so that workflows are off the memory while waiting for messages.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide an easier way to navigate between work item

                It would be helpful if user could just right click on work item and open in new tab.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the refactor preview reference changes dialog remember its size and have a better default size

                  The refactor preview window default size is too small to be much use, and although it's resizable it doesn't remember its size, which means you have to resize it each time you use it. :(

                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/795251/refactor-preview-reference-changes-dialog-needs-to-remember-its-size-and-have-a-better-default-size

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Desktop Apps In Windows Store

                    I was told my application cannot be in the Windows Store because it is a Desktop App, not a Windows Store App.

                    Windows Store Apps cannot access the file system or the registry, so you must write code in a sand box so I cannot publish my app to the Windows App Store because it is too useful of an app and would make the others look bad is all I can figure.

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow "Step Into" and friends to avoid certain common functions/methods (or a custom list).

                      When debugging native code it's interesting to execute line by line parts of the program to clarify the algorithm in the head or see how it develops. For that I find the functionality to step into and over very useful, but in my case it's hindering the debugging process more than it should.

                      For instance, I'm not interested in what a well known function does (e.g. strlen() and in general CRT functions, std:: stuff along with STL, ...) or what some support library does (e.g. boost:: stuff), stepping into those functions (or trying to) disrupts the workflow and lose sight…

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring Back Undo Pending Changes to Solution Explorer Context Menu

                        Why check in changes and undo changes was removed from the solution explorer context menu in the first place is baffling. It is used frequently and is in the same vein as check in so it belongs on the context menu.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Out of the box IOS and Android support

                          I work with C#.net and SQL on VS on our web servers. Right now, I need out of the box support for IOS and Android YESTERDAY to update our existing web apps for our customers. Win 8 and Win phone are about 8th or 9th on my list of targeted client systems right now. I say that even though all our company PCs are running Win 7 internally. I am delaying Win 8 as long as I can. Thanks for listening.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Clarify what CI options there are for visual studio online on home page.

                            On this page:

                            http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs

                            Very confused because the Basic version includes CI builds described in the top section. And in the feature grid only the MSDN version has "Manage and run tests and test plans".

                            CI normally includes running tests.

                            There is also no mention of CI and what level of packages get it.

                            Does only the MSDN level of VSOnline get CI and deployment?

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add @Team Micro to queries

                              Would like the ability to add an @Team micro to be able to use a generic query that will bring up the workitems based on the team you are accessing.

                              Workaround is to create a specific team folder and query but would rather one set of queries using an @Team micro

                              There are notes of an @team micro but the functionality doesn't seem to work as intended (see attachment)

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement jagged array shorthand declaration/initialization.

                                In its current implementation, jagged arrays must be declared like this (say, a 10x10x10 int array):

                                int[][][] jagged = new int[10][][];

                                for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
                                {
                                jagged[i] = new int[10][];
                                for (int z = 0; z < 10; z++)
                                {
                                jagged[i][z] = new int[10];
                                }
                                }

                                I propose this be implemented as shorthand for the above:

                                int[][][] jagged = new int[10][10][10];

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add class templates (contracts) to force consistent implementation the way interfaces do.

                                  An interface implements a contract between a class and its users, stating what methods, properties, and events a user can expect.

                                  A template implements a contract between a class and classes that subclass it. It is like an interface, but it can demand a much wider scope of conditions and is intended to encourage streamlining, and good design.

                                  Think of an interface but:
                                  · It can require that certain protected or internal members be present.
                                  · It can require that static members be present (classes that implement TParseable must have a static Parse(string) method
                                  · It can require that certain…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create [WarningAttribute] that triggers compiler warnings/errors the way [ObsoleteAttribute] does.

                                    Add a [WarningAttribute] that works the same way as [ObsoleteAttribute]; it would trigger a compiler warning or error with a customized message. Ideally it would not be sealed. You could do things like:

                                    [Warning("This class uses PInvoke and will prevent ARM compatibility.")]

                                    [Experimental("This method has not completed Quality Assurance, and should not be used in a production environment.")]
                                    This feature would be particularly useful for component creators.

                                    This would be the bees' knees.

                                    42 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide guidance on setting up TFS Security and User Permissions

                                      Provide guidance and sample scenarios for organizations to set up TFS security and group/user permissions. TFS security and permissions can become complex so it would be of great value to have some scenarios exhibiting good best practices when setting up security and permissions.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Calculate TFS task time taken estimation from checked in items last checkout time

                                        I as a developer don't like constantly being asked how much time an item will take. Sometimes I just don't know because there are a lot of variables and dependencies. So rather than I specify a number at the start I suggest that there could be functionality that can look at the items I am attaching to a task, pick the earliest checked out item from the set and use the checkout time for that item to compute the time taken for the task.

                                        Optionally, I could also be asked the complexity of the task at the time of associating…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add TPC name to drop down when selecting project in web client

                                          Imagine there are two projects of the same name but in different TPCs, let's call it "Schätzkatalog" (or call it "Test" or whatever). Open any project in web client and try to switch to "Schätzkatalog" => you get two projects of same name in the drop down but which project belongs to which TPC?

                                          Please add the TPC name behind the project name or as a tool tip in drop down list.

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