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  1. Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

    When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

    It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

    It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow the ID of MTM test running automation

      Allow an automation script to use the test ID of the calling test to set the MTM test case as a data source without having to hard code the id
      this would allow the automation team to write one generic script that could then be used by multiple test cases all providing different parameter values. Currently I have to hard code the ID when creating the data source which results in having to recreate the test for each test case I want to automate in MTM when all that is changing are the values of the parameters being passed. Here…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring Back TechNet!

        Loss of Technet will leave a lot of individuals out in the IT cold. Bring it back, please!

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TFS/Visual Studio Online - Collaborative Touch Experience

          Add collaborative editing and touch capability similar to http://www.eteoboard.de/

          to support stand up meetings.

          Their UI is very slick but is tied to a costly touch board.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate with Deskpro

            Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

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

              Infer the type being used by the `new` operator from the type of the variable it is being assigned to.

              For example, instead of doing this:

              class MyClass {
              public MyClass(Foo arg) {
              m_Field = new SomeComplexType(arg);
              }
              SomeComplexType m_Field;
              }

              We could avoid repeating SomeComplexType:

              class MyClass {
              public MyClass(Foo arg) {
              m_Field = new(arg);
              }
              SomeComplexType m_Field;
              }

              The programmer could still choose more-derived type if needed, but the default would equal the compile-time type of the variable being assigned.

              A similar mechanism could prove useful for local variables as well:

              SomeComplexType x = null;
              if (some_complex_condiion)
              x…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Either start supporting Boo and Unityscript again, or let us get the old versions!

                  It's kind of useless for me now. You basically stole the product from the customers, as they can't have what they purchased (even the old versions)!

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sql Server Object Explorer filters for database objects.

                    Sql Server Object Explorer needs to have filters for database objects. When filters are added they should not be like the filter options

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • enhance some feature in visual studio

                      hello sir.. i am c# developer i'm using IDE visual studio 2012 i think you should put some a little bit feature just like e.g("",'',{},()) when i write a code some times i create method but at the time of calling method i confused it is method or builtin class when i select this from intellisense it will show like this ("add") so i want to say that whenever i create method and then i select through intelisense it will create parenthesis and semicolon automatically like this (add();) .. and also when i write method or class name e.g add…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "shared parameters"

                        In MTM 2013 and VSO 2013 the only way to edit and map "Shared Parameters" when scripting tests is through the VSO Web interface.

                        The ability to edit and map shared parameters should be provided in MTM - you shouldn't have to jump out to use VSO Web and then back.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give a refresh button in the docked builds tab.

                            Dear VS team,
                            I dock my Builds window.
                            Eveytime I create a new build definition, the docked builds window does not show up the newly created build. I dont see a refresh button either. So I close the window, go to teamexplorer again and select builds and dock it again.

                            Providing a refresh button would be a simple and useful solution for this. Kinldy do hte needful. Thanks. Saideep

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Assign/E-mail Stakeholders from Backlog Item

                              It would be exceptionally useful to have the ability to assign stakeholders to a backlog item and allow the ability to email the stakeholders from the backlog item interface. This would be different than a notification as, in this case, we wouldn't want to notify the stakeholders on every interaction or update with the code, but rather a directed email to stakeholders concerning the status of a project.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

                                With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

                                However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use internal IP address in Server Explorer for Azure hosts

                                  We use a VPN to connect are azure services to our internal network, this removes the need to poke holes in the firewall for different ports we need access to. When using server explorer it sees the internal 10.* address the VM/services are on but when launching things like the remote access the use the xxxxx.cloudapp.net address which tries to use the web proxy for access. Could there be a config option to say use IP address instead of DNS address?

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                                    SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                                    Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                                    It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                                      Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                                        Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a hot key to navigation from MVC view to controller

                                          Using Web Forms the developer is able to navigation between the view and the C# code using hot key F7. I would like to be able to do the same in MVC.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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