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  1. Add Dashboard Feature like JIRA Provides in TFS2012

    JIRA (Atlassian JIRA v6.1-OD-06-1) one of the end to end ALM tool provides wonderful Feature Called Dashboard. Using this, individuals can define their Dashboard using Free (Paid also) Gadgets to display data in different views. Views includes Charts and Tables. Input for all these views remains JIRA Query. This Dashboard visibility is controlled by rights to set of members.

    I wish to get same type of feature in TFS2012, as of now I got Dashboard using SharePoint. But I believe it's really boring and needs advancement. This should not be required using SharePoint, but shoe be a new set of…

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow for time zone on a project by project basis

      At the moment under one x.visualstudio.com account we have multiple projects across different time zones. At the moment the burn down and hours remaining are skewed based on account time zone not where the project is being delivered from.

      I suggest that we need the ability to allow project by project time zones to be configured which are reflected in the burn down and time remaining so that we can monitor project progress and adjust accordingly.

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • kanban

        Allow filtering of the Kanban board by iteration, so we can see the testing and release status for the current or past sprints.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an API call to return the TFS version number.

          There is no easy way to determine the version number of a TFS server programmatically. All of the hacks that I've seen will break in the future, they will be unable to tell new versions from whatever was the newest when their code was written.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Group with specific restriction related to Creating WorkItems but Not able to checkin anything until WorkItem gets approved.

            From the Contributors group I like to have the specific sub user group to have these two options.

            I have around 16 to 17 sub users who need this kind of options, and this group is going to grow bigger.

            1. Should be able to create new work Items.
            2. Should not be able to associate any check-in to the work Item which is New or Not yet approved.

            I was looking for a solution to create a group with the above permissions.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VS2012: Display a popup when the installer is started under Windows 2k/XP telling that Windows 7 or newer is required.

              On a new install from fresh downloaded ISO (2013-09-10) I only get a dark window witch I can move or click on minimize and close buttons, and clicking on minimize didn't lead to good results.
              This was running Windows XP SP3 on a Virtual Machine.

              Minimizing went ok at beggining but when restored the window didn't display and moving the mouse over the area where the window should be crashed the entire VM.

              Close button worked fine, but this was not as useful as I wish when downloaded the VS iso image.

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

                Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

                Less dramatic examples:
                Open a solution with many projects.
                Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
                Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mouse.Click using x,y coordinates

                  in qtp we have method to click using the
                  Set device = CreateObject("Mercury.DeviceReplay")
                  device.MouseClick X,Y,LEFT_MOUSE_BUTTON

                  however in VS we have to pass object name where it is difficult pass because of the custom object.

                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f86965d4-7dd3-4455-a34c-9c3972869078/mouseclick-using-xy-coordinates#f86965d4-7dd3-4455-a34c-9c3972869078

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

                    Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

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                      9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                      Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

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                        13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple properties in a class to be changed at once, like some kind of "with" clause.

                        Delphi and VB have the ability to set multiple properties in one statement without having to refer to the parent object.

                        For example:

                        with myObject
                        .Prop1 =
                        .Prop2 =
                        .Prop3 =
                        etc

                        C# does have the class initializer syntax, which is great, but it would be better if we could do this AFTER the class has been initialized. Something like this:

                        with (myObject)
                        {
                        Property1 = "***",
                        Property2 = "yyy",
                        Property3 = "zzz"
                        };

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                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keep zooming for each code window

                          I would like to suggest to offer keep zooming scale for each code window when closing project.
                          The thing is that changing text size leads to ugly font face while zooming lets achieve more pleasant view. For now, I have to change zooming anew for each window, as it is always reset to 100%.
                          For instance, if I use Consolas, 12 pt, then I won't get the same font view as with zooming at 122% - there's just no such font size.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Test Run Summary report generated using Test Scribe tool should also include statistics of the Blocked Tests.

                            I am using Test Scribe Tool for generating Test Summary Reports , but that doesn't give me the statistics of the Blocked Tests. It would be one of the nice features/ enhancement.

                            Also, Test Scribe Report should be customizable.

                            Thanks;
                            Sachin.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically reference assemblies as you write code

                              As you make a reference to a class in code, if the class cannot be found in the referenced libraries, start looking for the class in the Solution's libraries and also in the standard .NET library. Then Ctrl+. should pop up with suggestions, in the same way as Ctrl+. works for references libraries that are not in the using clause.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow users to customise the colors displayed on the TFS 2012 Agile Kanban boards. They are difficult to read with a lot of data

                                Please refer to the thread I posted on MSDN, it explains it all in greater detail:

                                http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f6c9af99-3f35-4ffc-8719-2401272022c9/how-to-customise-the-kanban-backlog-board-and-graph-colors-in-tfs-2012

                                At the moment with a lot of States the graphs and display just show in numerous shades of blue making it difficult to read

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tag Groups and Tags management

                                  Currently, the Tags are listed in a never ending list. This causes Tag searching to be a tiresome task if you don't remember it (let's say a year passed).
                                  Moreover, anyone can create a tag by his or her own volition, which makes the list to fill up with 'garbage' tags.

                                  A good solution will be to create a Tag group that will answer a criteria and which its visibility could be defined as with projects and such.
                                  For instance - a Project manager Tag group, Current sprint tag, QA team A' tag, Due date tag etc...
                                  Preferably, the Tag…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Drag "code" from the Code Map into source code

                                    I just finally saw the neat code map feature in the latest VS update. I like being able to select code and make it show up in the code map (ctrl-`).

                                    However, I also want the reverse to work. Dragging (or perhaps ctrl-drag?) of code in the map should insert into the code I drag it to. Right now it weirdly drops some xml description of the code map instead. Copy paste would work in the same way too.

                                    This would change your demo video so that you drag Repaint from the code map into the Undo function's source code.…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remember the last workspace for each team project in the pending changes window

                                      I work on a few team projects at the same time and I don't shelve my changes every time I switch between projects. The Pending Changes window shows all my changes for the selected workspace, which sometimes spans multiple projects. I have resorted to creating a workspace for each team project. This works fine but I want to assign a workspace to the team project so when I switch projects, the appropriate workspace is selected and the Pending Changes listed is what I expect. Currently, when I select a new team project, the selected workspace remains the same. I would…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Be convenient when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

                                        Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, proposes to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow sending a test email from Email Alert Settings

                                          In the Email Alert Settings dialog in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console have an option to send a test email to validate the settings.

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