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  1. 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.

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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.

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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?

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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"

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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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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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.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the ability to automatically reference a namespace in all files in a project

                              I would like to be able to reference a namespace in something like the AssemblyInfo.cs file which is then automatically referenced in all files in a project.

                              This way I won't have to add a widely used namespace (like Logging, Utils, Services) to each file.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.

                                using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.
                                In the sameway, TFS should provide a feasibility to execute third party test cases(HP QC or RFT) through Command line.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add some plugin/option to be able generate trx-files in VS2012

                                  It's blocking for your team to switch VS2010 to VS2012. We have difficult solution structure and it's very hard to run required feature-files from command line. We need to get trx-files using MSTest and VS IDE.
                                  Thanks.

                                  22 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VSTS Load Test Client side perf statistics measurement

                                    Currently VSTS Load test framework doesn't provide detailed client side statistics. Like when response time for any request is recorded it provides very few details like TTFB. We require more detailed statistics like DNS Lookup time, connection time, Receive time, round trip time etc. This should be inbuilt to Visual studio load test framework. Currently for measuring these statistics we have to depend on external tools/utilities which increases scripting time, analysis time and reporting time. Also these tools have very limited supporting configuration.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

                                      Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

                                        Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

                                          For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
                                          forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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