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  1. Exporting Test cases from TFS into Excel

    Export test cases into excel sheet should include following functionalities
    1. include test steps as separate row
    2. include parameters for test cases that are parameterized

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a parameter to tfs-server.exe for an alternate installation directory

      You already have the code inside, because it can be changed through the GUI, but with a lot of (build) servers to install, this is not a good option.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow folder on DefaultCollection to group e.g. by customer

        Allow folder directly under DefaultCollection to group team projects. This removes clutter and allows easier management of permissions for distinguished but related team projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make an option inside the Build Options "Clean obj folder" or make smarter assembly reference cache generation.

          The assembly reference cache generated in /obj is often casing nasty errors which consume a lot of time to find. Two possible solutions - fix the generation-update functionality or give an option to delete everything that VS generated. The problem is still there on VS 2013 Update 3. There are all kind of solutions on stackoverflow and serverfault which is proof that this is a unwanted side effect which the programmers experience.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

            We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

            The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for pushing ETW traces

              Ability to publish a profile that would push select ETW tracing events to ApplicationInsights. Semantic Logging Application Block does this well.

              Ideally this would work both in-process and out-of-process.

              Also this should show up in the diagnostic log search. Critical/Errors should be exceptions, other events as Trace.

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make MVVM easier to implement

                SO MUCH BOILERPLATE CODE, and need for third party tools, it's ridiculous. You need to make it dead simple to implement all aspects of MVVM, from databinding, to commanding, to navigation, and state management. I shouldn't need to add so much basic stuff for something MS is encouraging everyone to do.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Seperate Code and Design Window so I can display on different monitors

                  Some Times I want to put the Design Window in a different monitor, so I can concentrate on the code but I want to still see the results, this is especially true for Modern apps that can take up a lot of space. Currently the windows are tied together and can't be separated.

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                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The look and feel of VS after 2008 is awfull

                      The look and feel of Visual Studio became progressively worse after 2008. It's just awful now. It looks like it's running on windows 3 or something. Stop changing things for the sake of changing things. I use Windows 7 on the desktop. I don't want to pretend to be using a smart phone when I'm using a desktop. Because I'm using a desktop. And I hate Windows 8. I feel like I'm on a treadmill with Microsoft, you guys are always look for ways to force me to upgrade, instead of enticing me with something more useful. So you just…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • visual studio tools for unity IDE version support problem

                        shall you support VS14 and Unity 5 since those two test version of IDE has been published for a few time, and it's not to difficult to support VS14 right? it's just a version detection improvement for the VS2013 is not to different from VS14

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Web Based Code Review

                          We are a mixed development environment, using both TFVC and TF-GIT for code control. Many of our developers are linux based and do not use visual studio. We can do everything we want through the web interface, with the one major exception of code reviews. These only function fully through visual studio. I would like to see full code review functionality via the online portal.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • autosave

                            Haven't you ever had when you had just made a long text. And you accidentally press 'don't save'? I came up with this idea.
                            The autosave function.
                            What is does is actually the same like in the videogame
                            Grand Theft Auto 5.
                            When playing the game, it will ask you to autosave.
                            Say 'yes' and is automatically saves your progress now and then.
                            Say 'no' and saving is your own problem.
                            My idea is to let MIcrosoft Word autosave every 10 minutes or so and will be saved under the files names with '(autosave)' behind it.
                            In this way you…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations in treeview

                              i have a good idea to minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations data in treeview

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable BrowserLink for Static Files with no web.config

                                When working with open source front end frameworks like AngularJS, it would be great if we can use the BrowserLink feature. However, the feature requires the debug settings to be in the web.config file. Not all site require a web.config file - especially static sites that are not going to be hosted in IIS.

                                This could be possible if the debug settings are stored somewhere else relative to the local project files.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to set default view on Backlog

                                  Implement ability to set the default view on the backlog. For example some of our teams would prefer to have "Initiatives" selected with the view of "Initiatives to Tasks" level as shown here:

                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/081412fa-44f4-4794-ab65-39896f42bf39/change-backlog-default-view-?forum=tfsgeneral

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I want the ability to like exceptionally good code

                                    In order to give credits/cudos to good craftsmanship, in git pull request, I want the ability to like exceptionally good code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add build status to pull requests

                                        I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

                                        On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

                                        This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support custom elements in .aspx files

                                          Update 4 RC just recently included support for custom elements in the HTML editor (the default editor for .html files) however this feature did not make it into the HTML (Web Forms) editor (the default editor for .aspx files).

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