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  1. Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly

    Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly.

    Remove the ability of the TFS Team Administrator (sub-teams, not projects) to add users to the Team Project. Keep the TFS Project Administrator to add/remove users from the project with complete auditability of security. This is often done by an Enterprise group that requires a formal process.

    Empower the Team Administrator to identify which members of the project are on their team. This is typically not a security restricted item that requires auditing and can change with any iteration.

    In addition, allow the Team Administrator to edit…

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    • Debug a function in isolation

      C++. Wouldn't it be cool if a function could be debugged in isolation of an executable? By this I mean that if I could click select a function name in the text editor window and then right click to debug it. The IDE/Debugger would ask me to fill in function's input parameters and then away it would go - instant debugging. I could easily determine if a function has a bug in it without a convoluted process of debugging an exe, ensuring that I have the correct data for the exe, and then running the exe until a point whereby…

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • create a flag for 'continue on error'

        When this flag is true, DB project would run all scripts and, after that, summarize with something like this:
        10 scripts: success
        2 scripts: error

        If errors were found, a new script with the scripts with error would be created for correction

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where reported bugs can be followed up.

          Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where I can follow up on reported bugs. I keep going round and round in circles trying to find the right place. There are too many support sites and forums. The “report a bug site” is http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/ so there would be a good place.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • implement dashboard plugin development

            Feature in Dashboard administration tab to add custom plugin to perform custom administration tasks within dashboard without external tools

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            • Add another abstraction level beneath an application

              As a DevOp I not only want to see the applications overall indicators, but I also want to see it on a machine level. So if I see in the application that some of the requests are failing (e.g throwing an exception), I can go one level deeper and would see that it is one certain server that produces these errors.

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                1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement proper indent / reindent command

                As an Eclipse user, I got addicted to the Ctrl+I shortcut which invokes the indent / reindent functionality. Visual Studio has something seemingly similar under the Format Selection command (Ctrl+K,F) but it has been frustrating for two main reasons:

                1. Besides indentation, it also formats the selection. This is sometimes undesirable and I honestly quite despise manually fixing formatting screwed by a tool.

                2. When invoked on an empty line, it doesn't place the caret at the right position.

                I didn't realize how useful Eclipse's indent command is until I came to VS and found it missing. The IDE generally…

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Advanced Team Explorer integration with multiple Git repository's

                  As seen in this blog:

                  http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-may-13-vso

                  Currently you can create multiple repository's in one Team Project, but then you don't have advanced team explorer integration in VS2013. As quoted in the blog:

                  "If you rename a repository then you will need to manually update the remote URL where you have cloned it. Right now you can only use the advanced Team Explorer integration when the repository is the default one (i.e. the repository with the same name as the team project). You can still clone, push and pull into the other repositories in your team project from Visual Studio, but…

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                  • design db quickly

                    when design the db,we hope input the field description quickly,like the field name,field type and so on

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Back D with language and ide support

                      There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

                      I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

                      I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

                      I…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop declining .Net 4.5 support in XP.

                        Undecline the Declined request to support .Net 4.5 on XP.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • TFS Source Control Annotate - add more visible visual indicator that recursive loading is happening

                            When you annotate a code file after merging two branches, it initially shows the user who performed the merge next to the changes. In the background visual studio recurrsively searches and updates the user name to the person that actually made the code change rather than the merge user. (Great feature by the way!) However, sometimes this can take a while and it is easy to move into the changesets thinking the loading is done. It would be helpful to have a clear visual indicator that any loading, including resursive loading, is still continuing. Then I can wait until it…

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                            • Haskell-style property mapping

                              Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

                              For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

                              Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

                              My suggestion is: people.Select(.Name)

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow WebView <video> tag to go "Fullscreen"

                                Currently (as of 8.1) when there is an embedded video in a WebView and the user presses the fullscreen button the video expands to only the extents of the WebView; which isn't fullscreen if the WebView is surrounded by other controls.

                                There should be a property on the WebView that controls the fullscreen behavior such that it is possible to fill the entire viewable area of the display with the video and its controls.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to customize home page including Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text

                                  Ability to customize the home page like adding links and changing fonts/colors. At least be able to remove Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text to brand it for our company

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Fix the licensing problems

                                    Visual Studio 2013 just decided it wasn't licensed. It has been licensed since I installed it last year using our company Action Pack subscription.

                                    Logging in restored the licensing, but it cleared out all of my IDE settings for appearance, plugins, code completion etc.

                                    That is a hateful thing to do! When an IDE is mission critical and in use every day, it can take many months of tweaking and adjustment to get the settings correct for efficient working.

                                    I would suggest that when licensing is restored, ALL SETTINGS should also be restored.

                                    Or, even better, when the IDE is…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enhance Team Communication for Web-Access

                                      Within the daily work we sometimes need to discuss one Work Items detail, before it can be implemented. Our team sometimes need to:

                                      - Find the best solution to that wi (bug) by including the whole team’s knowledge
                                      - Disuses a wi's different aspects BEFORE it is implemented
                                      - Track decisions made related to that wi
                                      - Place technical hints

                                      Right now we need to embed a conversation into the "Description"-field when someone wants to share his / her knowledge:

                                      "[Add a new Link to you Homepage (www.TFSisGreat.com) on the 'Info'-Tab of the Application.

                                      Mike
                                      Hey, Alex, pls…

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                                      • Number the All tag like the other tags in the tag filter view

                                        This is kind of a no-brainer. When you click on the funnel in TFS, all the tags except All show the number of items tagged with that tagged. I want to know how many items are in the view, without having to export to Excel. If the All tag also had that number I would be done!

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                                        • Open visual studio in the monitor with the splash screen

                                          This one is pretty straight forward and easy. When the splash screen comes up, you have the ability to move it around. It would be nice if when VS closes that and launches the interface, it would launch the interface in the monitor where the splash screen last was.

                                          So for example, I could drag the splash screen to my second monitor and instead of visual studio popping up on the first monitor, it would pop up on the second.

                                          Seems pretty trivial but it's really useful. Anyways, thanks.

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