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  1. 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 →
                        • Work Item date fields should either store it as TFS Server time or local computer time zone.

                          If you create work item from your Team explorer i.e. from local computer client - it will stores created date field with your current computer date time setting and if you create it with TFS web access, it will create on TFS server time zone.

                          e.g. Consider that you are in India and TFS server hosted is in Redmond US

                          I created work item at 9/13/2013 2.30 PM IST using Team Explorer and if I view this same work item in TFS Web Access - it will show me date created as 9/13/2013 2.00 AM. Similarly If I create work…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder (as outputDirectory of DeploymentItems on TestSettings on local)

                            The MTM 2012 does not allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder structure (as outputDerictory of DeploymentItems tag in local TestSettings file)
                            I hope this function will be support in next release of VS.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow MSProject TFS field synchronization for certain WITs only

                              TFS Filed Mapping File contains contains the configuration to synchronize the "Asigned To" field. OK. Now the file is valid for all project WIT. When WIT Task and Feature are synchronized then value of "Assigned To" is written to "Resource" field of Task and Feature in MSProject. For Task it is OK but not in case of Feature. The assigned resource inherits all the work and is mark by MSProject as overloaded. But may be there is a different way to solve this issue.

                              see also correcponding thread in the forum:
                              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/feea18c5-20da-49b7-b11b-ecb39ba0393d/msproject-tfs-field-synchronization-for-certain-wits-only

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                              • Make windows phone 8 SDK available for windows7 platform

                                Currently, if we develop the windows phone 8 app, we must have windows8 plateform. But in most enterprises, there're no windows 8 upgraded. Most of them has windows7 platform, but it can only use windows phone SDK 7.1.So if we can extend our SDK to windows7 platform, the mobile biosystem for windows phone will be improved more than now.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • It's time to Make .NET 4.5.1 work on any OS that supports 4.0

                                  NET Framework 4.0: Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

                                  .NET Framework 4.5 RC: Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

                                  If 4.5.1/4.5 is an in-place upgrade, it should support every OS that supports 4.0; wait until 5.0 to drop support for XP which hasn't ended for support until 2014.

                                  We all appreciate MS should not so arrogant again. Don't popularize its new version OS by other peripheral tools…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query

                                    TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query off the TFS data warehouse. Also, you should be able to define where the title shows sum, count, average, max, min, etc.

                                    This could be used to easily show cycle time for Kanban teams!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for all strftime/COleDateTime.Format format codes to DateTime.ToString

                                      Currently DateTime.ToString doesn't support some of the format codes that strftime/COleDateTime support, this makes it impossible to share a custom format string between mananged & unmanaged code.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Intellisense suggestion for public static properties and fields

                                        Related to Visual Studio Intelllisense.
                                        Currently intellisense does not suggest public static members's parent, when I type just the member out. It only suggests generating a property/field.
                                        Would it be possible to get intellisense to suggest that the static member exists in a recognized project, besides asking to generate a new property or field?
                                        I am referring to C#, perhaps it is valid for other languages in Visual Studio.
                                        Thanks,
                                        Sriram

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Simulator doesn't show size of the html element when it's hovered in the DOM Explorer

                                          In VS 2012 the simulator was showing the size of the HTML element (width*height) in the left top corner of this element (when the element was hovered in the DOM Explorer). This handy feature was eliminated from the VS 2013 RC. Is it possible to get it back?

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