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  1. Search in a specific folder (need attention!)

    Add the ability to search in a specific folder in solution explorer. When we right click it, it should have an option "Find in this folder", clicking on it should activate "Search Solution Explorer (Ctrl+;)" but scoped to that folder and its subfolders.

    This comes handy in situations where the project size is large or project is opened from remote location.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • LinqToRDF

      Semantic applications using "big data" are undoubtedly the next frontier in application development. Web standards like RDF/OWL/SPARQL are here to stay and are mature enough to start developing intelligent tooling support if MS is to stay relevant in what is known at "Web 3.0" or the "Semantic Web".

      IMO, the single most important aspect of this is picking up where the LinqToRDF project left off and enabling LINQ querying on a SPARQL compatible endpoints.

      LinqToRDF also provided a VS designer experience but unfortunately is highly outdated with support for only Visual Studio 2008.

      Please start building tooling/frameworks to make development…

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        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Under server work item history /comment section , type '@' followed by the colleague's user ID ability

        TFS should allow referencing team memeber by using '@' followed by the colleague's user ID. This should send a notification to the user. Modern ALM systems have this capability.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in"

          We do request Code Reviews on all checkins / changesets. So the actual goal is to bring up the "New Code Request" window for the Changeset just created by the check-in as easy as possible.

          An Source Control - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in" would simplify this process.

          The developer can then decide to submit the request (common case) or cancel (rare case).

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Support for hardware large integer arithmetic in CLR and broaden support for large numbers in BCL

            "New instructions are being introduced on Intel® architecture processors to enable fast implementations of large integer arithmetic."

            www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/intel-technology/ia-large-integer-arithmetic-paper.html

            In addition to support for these instructions that may be available in consumer hardware early as late 2014, I would like that BCL look for opportunities to add support for use of larger values than just a signed integer, where it makes sense. Personally I wouldn't mind being able to use long/ulong or decimal more broadly as my projects are all internal I only use C-languages. I prefer spending most of time in C# because compile time, syntax is preferable over the…

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • agricultural activities

              easy implementations for farmers

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use the integrated web browser for TFS Web Access

                I want the option to use the integrated web browser in Visual Studio instead of using an external web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, et al.) when opening Web Access. The reason is that I want to have everything possible accessible from inside of the IDE.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for Deployment Code Snippets for SQL Server Data Tools via Visual Studio Content Installer

                  We would like to be able to distribute Code Snippets for SSDT through the Visual Studio Content Installer. At this moment it is possible to create code snippets for SSDT, but it is not possible to distribute them using the VS content installer.

                  See this msdn forum post:
                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1c3e0729-3321-4416-820b-478f71b38257/deployment-of-sql-server-data-tools-code-snippets-not-possible-via-visual-studio-content-installer

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Access TFS 2012 online using my iPhone

                    I would like to manage and add workitems and tasks using my iPhone, tablet, etc...

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                      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow iteration change from Workboard

                      We only allow one Team Project per department/functional area. This means there are usually 10 or 20 projects/solutions in one Team Project. The problem is that each of these projects can have sprints going on at the same time. But only administrators can change the sprint from TFS Web Client and then everyone else will only see that iteration on the workboar.

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add intellisense support for the <include> tag

                        As a developer, I want the xml documentation that I referenced with an <include> tag to be available in intellisense so that I can separate my library documentation tasks from my code development tasks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Source Control Folder level Check In Policy

                          Currently, one needs to use the Custom Path Policy available through the TFS Power Tools in order to be able to enforce Check In Policies at a source control folder level. However, this feature should be exposed directly through TFS Source Control Explorer view as part of the base feature set rather than relying on TFS Power Tools. Ideally, I should be able to simply right click on a folder in my Source Control tree and select a Check In Policy to apply.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add project refresh link to "Connect to Team Foundation Server" window

                            Currently I have to disconnect from Team Foundation Server then reconnect in order to see new team projects. A simple refresh button next to Team Project Collections would be nice.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • filter in Visual Studio "server explorer"

                              Please add a filter feature in Vision Studio's Server Explorer similar to MSSMS. This will dramatically reduce the time it takes to bring back a specific stored procedure from a list of 1000.

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                              • Add the ability to easily change the backlog priority by area path

                                It would be extremely helpful if we had the ability to easily prioritize work items within a query or within an area path. It is much easier to order work items when you are comparing work items that are related in some way. I love the drag and drop feature to order work items in the backlog so it would be ideal if this feature were available when trying to sort work items within an area path.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Full feature C++ Code Maps.

                                  What we get is showed in the first picture,what we want is shown in the second.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Regular expression engine when workitem state changes

                                    It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                                    mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                                    And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...)

                                      It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                                      mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                                      And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Discoverable Work Item IDs in Team Rooms

                                        Using hashtag-style work item IDs provides links to those work items, but you don't always know the ID off the top of your head.

                                        It would be nice to have discoverability of work item IDs, perhaps as an intellisense-style popup when you hit the # key.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • need a true 64-bit cross compiler / cross linker.

                                          Some projects are so large that the 32-bit linker exhausts the entire process's address space when doing a link, particularly in the presence of link time code generation. The 64-bit version of link.exe should be able to receive as input 32-bit OBJ files and output a 32-bit executable.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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