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  1. Tasks in a PBI should have the same backlog priority as the PBI

    Tasks should carry the same backlog priority as the PBI. When a PBI is prioritized or reprioritized the tasks backlog priority should also change.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • support filtering of items on the kanban board

      The Scrum boards allow filtering of wit, user, etc but the kanban board has no filtering capability.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add real horizontal swim lanes to the Kanban board

        We need horizontal swim lanes for bugs so they can pass through all the columns in the process without the limits placed on those items in new swim lane(s).

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make every dialog window sizeable

          Having windows not being sizeable has been something that has been annoying for many years. It's like looking through a straw when it would be better to just be able to stretch the window (and the appropriate and most useful text boxes and list boxes). This would make life much easier, and surely it would be an easy change to implement.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

            When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • plat_4ma_X_Cloud

              cooool inteligent

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              • Warn when duplicate variables from a base class in a derived class (c++)

                It wiil be a problem

                Example:

                class Base
                {
                protected:
                int foo;
                };

                class Derived : public Base
                {
                protected:
                int foo;
                };

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deploy SSIS Packages developed using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012 to either SQL2008R2 or SQL 2012

                  Ability to choose the deployment target environment for SSIS Packages either SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012 similar to the functionality that SSRS has. This necessary to help larger shops transition from SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2012 without having to upgrade all production systems at once.

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Function return value in debugger in C++

                    It will be nice to know the return value of a function in the debugger locals window.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix XDesProc

                      Fix XDesProc.exe so it doesn't hang everyone's systems.

                      Just wondering, are you deliberately ignoring this bug, which has been reported by hundreds of developers?

                      11 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Ready for Test state in Team Foundation Service

                        In our process it would be much easier on simple tasks to simply change the state of a task or bug to Ready for Test when the developer declares victory, rather than generate a test case. we are using the scrum template...

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow test case "result" to be queried

                          allow test cases to be queried with their pass fail status in the standard query generator. we need to be able to query tasks and bugs and see if all linked test cases have passed to allow the top level item to be set to "done"

                          6 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Restore reference highlighting in the enhanced scrollbar

                            In the Productivity Power Tools suite in 2012, you used to be able to select a word/token and each instance of that token would be flagged in the enhanced scrollbar for the current file.

                            This feature seems to be missing in the new in-built enhanced scrollbar in Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

                            64 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CodeLens for C++

                              Make CodeLens available for C++ projects. One cannot deny that C++ is one of the most widely used programming language in the world, and very code intensive software is written in C++, e.g. operating systems or games. Visual Studio should provide CodeLens for C++, so that large groups of developers have a better possibility to review and test code.

                              87 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Inline Disassembly

                                I would like to have a inline disassembler. Remember when you introduced vectorcall? There where little balloons with disassembly inside it. I know, it was just a quick example of the disassembly of vectorcalled code, but I would love it, if you'd implement it on this way.

                                3 votes
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                                • Main menu bar is too wide and been wrapped, make sure it won't wrap

                                  In Visual Studio 2013 Preview Ultimate Traditional Chinese version, while opening xml file, the main menu bar has an additional "XML" item, and is too wide and been wrapped. See the attached picture. When switch to other file, that item disappear and menu bar back to only one line, and all the thing under main menu jump up one line. Switching between xml and other file will make all the content jump up and down one line, that's very wired. I hope you can make sure it won't wrap.
                                  I have a simple idea to change this, just make
                                  XML(X)…

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add C++14 generic lambdas

                                    It would be great to add all the C++14 features:
                                    One that makes it really nice is the generic lambdas.

                                    e.g.
                                    auto Identity = [](auto a) { return a; };
                                    int three = Identity(3);
                                    char const* hello = Identity("hello");

                                    See paper.
                                    http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2013/n3649.html

                                    See also Draft for C++1y http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2013/n3690.pdf

                                    9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

                                      Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save more previously-used connections in the Schema Compare tool

                                        When comparing databases, the "Select Source Schema"/"Select Target Schema" dialog has a drop-down of the most recently-used connections, but the dialog seems to have a hardcoded limit of 5 connections. I work with more than 5 databases, when the different projects I work on are multiplied by the different environments across which I am comparing, and I find I am constantly re-entering connection details to databases.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • multiple bookmark sets

                                          Our solution file has 130 projects within it so is very large. Depending on what part of the code base I’m working on I create a set of bookmarks to navigate to the correct places. Obviously has the work changes I remove an existing set of bookmarks and create a new set.
                                          It would be really good if I could save a defined set of bookmarks somewhere and be able to load them in if I’m working on that area of the code. This would save me having to recreate them each time.

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