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  1. 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 →
                      • Have a Visual Studio Client Online

                        Yes, that's right! I want you to take the next step and have me program in the cloud! Your TFS Preview is superb, now let me program from there, from a Web Browser. You'd let me select the proyect template: C++ Win32, C++ Metro, C++ Web, .NET, SharePoint, Office 365, and create the project in the cloud, and let me enter the IDE from the cloud, so no IDE is needed in my PC.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The letter "L" is omitted in "backlog"

                          I'm so sorry, I had a bad UX on sending this extremely little bug on "Visual Studio Connect" that I'm posting this here. I clicked submit button several times without any result.

                          - VS TFS 2012 Update 3
                          - Under Work > Backlog > Product Backlog

                          1. Open an PBI work item by double clicking on
                          2. Change the value of "Backlog Priority" field
                          3. Click "Save and Close"
                          4. You'll see a yellow box with the message:

                          You changed the field used for backog ordering. You must refresh your backlog to see the item in the new location. Refresh…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Define InputScope on PasswordBox in WinRT

                            I want to use PasswordBox for passcodes input. The whole point of a passcode is that the input is quick. To this end, the number pad should be immediately open and ready for use.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Link a Storyboard to a Feature

                              I would like the ability to link a Storyboard directly to the new "Feature" item like you can when you create a new PBI.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement mulmod intrinsic on Intel x64

                                We can perform efficient multiply modulo of 64-bit numbers on Intel x64. Example in pseudo assembly:

                                mov rax,a
                                mul b // multiplies a*b, result in rdx:rax
                                div c // a*b/c in rdx, a*b mod c in rax

                                See e.g. this stack overflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8453146/128-bit-division-intrinsic-in-visual-c

                                Unfortunately, Visual C++ for 64-bit CPUs lacks inline assembly and such intrinsic, so it's difficult to use this great trick. Please add mulmod intrinsic.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ligtswitch IIS Deployment

                                    Automatically create a default.html during deployment to IIS.
                                    Currently due to the addition of the HTML Client , the default.html on the website root folder, was omitted (In V2 &V3).

                                    From the human engineering perspective, nothing should lead to a "Black hole". It looks to developers, deploying new updates to IIS, like something broke, when in fact it was by a "Hidden" Design.

                                    At the very least , post some kind of a Notice/ Warning to the developer, about this issue, during the deployment process.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

                                      When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

                                      There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • fix the entity designer diagram

                                        The current edmx editor has bugs all over the place, from miss placed relationship ends, to ungrabbable handles. Also those stupid diagonal relationship lines are a pain.

                                        Here is a bug list, Fix it.
                                        When refreshing or moving a table, don't regenerate the relationship lines that were not affected. Infact, if a table is moved, keep the points attached to the table relative to where it was prior to the moved.

                                        Don't use diagonal connectors, unless you are going to make it easy to get rid of the diagonal, and even disable this feature all together.

                                        Don't lose my work…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve code analysis

                                          Improve code analysis
                                          - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                                          - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                                          - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                                          - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                                          - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                          - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                          - Detect class used only by one other class…

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                                            12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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