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  1. Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions

    Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions (such as OS or other variable) for a single step. Example: I have multiple configurations defined in my test plan. I am creating application installation test cases where the steps to install are the same across OS's, but the Expected Result for the last validation step varies based on the OS (i.e. "On WinXP and Win7, there are shortcuts on the Start Menu for...", "On Win8, there are shortcuts on the Metro Desktop...". Currently there is no way to indicate these various Expected Results, so I’m forced to create…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support the TFS 2013 extensions to sharepoint 2013 support Windows Server 2012 R2

      I cannot install the tfs extensions to sharepoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The installer reports an incompatible OS

      Nice coordination of product releases. Server comes out, then 6 months later sharepoint gets an update, but no update to TFS

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      • Windows 8 style minimalistic interfaces is a true piece of ****

        Windows 8 style flat interfaces is a true piece of ****. Please bring back old good Visual studio 2003 style!

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Confirmation box can avoid accidental remove of Test cases in MTM test suites

          It would be better if we can have a confirmation/Warning box when we click on Remove Test case option.
          Even though there is an option to add it again, but a confirmation box can save that effort if user want to cancel the remove test cases action.

          Thanks,
          Inthiyaz

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can We have Rename context menu option for Test case in MTM2012?

            Rename context menu option can be really helpful, if we want to rename a test case title in MTM instead of opening the test case to edit its title.

            Thanks,
            Inthiyaz

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a way to hide Teams in TFS 2013

                In TFS 2013 deployments with one Team Project Collection and one Team Project with Scrum process template, you can use a Team for each project and Area paths to relate those projects to customers.

                You can also set permissions at the area level in a way that allow a customer or stakeholder (external to the development team) to see only work items of its Area path. That works fine!

                But when the customer or stakeholder browse the Team Project Collection and the Team Project, he/she see all the Teams (i.e., the projects of other customers). Although customers or stakeholders cannot…

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                • Add some additional support for single developers connecting to TFS from remote locations

                  I work a couple thousand miles from my companies office where they host TFS. Having something on one of my local machines would be nice as an intermediary to TFS.

                  I understand that there is TFS Proxy Server which sounds like it does what I need, but I do not have a spare Windows Server box nor do I have the resources to be running a Windows Server VM. the company does not think that sending me a server machine to run the Proxy Server would be an efficient use of money (and I agree).

                  What I need is something…

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                      Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

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                      Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                      Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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                      • question

                        "Error while trying to run project:Coud not load file or assembly "HelloWorld" or one of its dependencies.The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest."
                        the above error message apears when I start debuging in viSUAL STUDIO FOR visual basic "HelloWorld" program any body help me???

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                        • Add a property to UITestControl that *actually* returns the Control's Type.

                          Add a property to the UITestControl that can actually be used to determine a control's Type. The ControlType property *DOES NOT* return the Control's Type.

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                          • A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office

                            A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office. If not "Express" free version, low cost, as full VS Pro is expensive for HTML5/JS editor.

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                              1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • HJS extension bug

                                fix this bug: every time i open VS 2013 I have to TOOLS->Options->Text Editor->File Extensions <re add the extension hjs associated to HTML Editor>

                                VS doesn't know about HJS extension (Hogan.js), and it doesn't save the mapping

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                                • TFS - Add indication on data to Tab Headers within Work Items

                                  Background : When a work item has Attachments within Attachments tab, there's an indication about it in the attachment TAB header. Same respectively when there are linked work items in the respective tab of the work item.

                                  Suggestion : To add an indication to also on other TAB headers of the Work Item, to show mark there's entered data within them (i.e. something like a "dirty bit" marker to show the user where there's entered data within the tab, other than default data). This would allow user to easily see where there's info to probe within the work item, rather…

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                                  • TFS Query Editor - Add "not in" to TFS query editor

                                    Currently we have the ability to select "in" for a custom query to compare against a list of items but there is no "not in". This would be useful to exclude a list of items.

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                                    • scheduled release

                                      Need the ability to schedule a release in RM...this could either be handled by allowing a predefined release window to be specified for individual environments, or simply by scheduling the individual releases. Ideally, the ability to specify a release window per environment would be ideal. Our organization has defined release windows that we cannot violate without following an emergency release process, which adds considerable overhead and detracts from the value of release automation

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                                      • allow dragging DLLs into F# script files to creating #r "path" references

                                        Ideally, it would be nice if the interactive window has a version that assumes the context of the code editor to some degree. Or at least an option to do so. Presently, there is some setup required if you want to evaluate something in code at your present location.

                                        If such a thing is not possible, then at least allow the ability to drag n' drop dll files from explorer into an interactive window session to as to create and invoke "#r" references. Presently, you have to actually type the path.

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                                        • EXCEL: Improve filling options for cells (gradients, patterns, graphics)

                                          (I know, this might be the wrong place to post this, but I couldn't find any more appropriate place...)

                                          - Future versions of Excel should allow adjusting the transition gradient of color fills in cells. SO MANY TIMES I wanted to color fill a cell diagonally with a clear separation between two colors. Not possible... :-(

                                          - Furthermore, it should be possible to create custom fill patterns. This might be achieved by allowing the import of self-made black/white "masking graphics" which will tell Excel where to place color A and color B.

                                          - It should be possible to insert a…

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