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  1. Auditing feature & security report in RM

    Audit feature - Log all activities in RM (e.g. who edited release template, who created a new release, who approved/rejected a release)
    Security report - A report shows IDs and roles/access of those IDs in RM

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS integration to Visual Studio Code

      Please can we have a VS version that integrates to TFS. We are mostly a Windows environment and so swapping to Linux it would be great if we could use familiar and consistent tools to generate code and manage work items, even if we are having to externalise the actual build.

      Many thanks.

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      • Setup security for Component in RM

        There is no security setup for controlling access to component in Release Management, everyone who has access to Release Management Server can see and edit all the components listed in the server. This exposes some risks:
        1. One might change the build drop location to any particular location without the component’s owner awareness. This means that it is easy to alter the deployment sequence to do any unexpected behavior.
        2. One might change the tool used by the component to any tools. If the tool is changed, it will ruin the deployment sequence as the configuration variables required for the…

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          2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the debugger stick to the current thread instead of jumping around between threads!

          Please, please fix this! Debugging multithreaded applications is hard enough as it is, without having to manhandle the debugger just so it does the obvious thing you want.

          I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. You're stepping through your function, and suddenly your instruction pointer jumps somewhere unexpected and none of the variable values make sense and you realize you're not in the thread you thought you were in. It's really tough or impossible to get back to where you were in the thread you cared about. Or you set a breakpoint two instructions down, and it may be…

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow admin override of "complete pull request" blocks (e.g. require x reviewers) in Visual Studio Online

            Currently, Git branches can have settings applied requiring all commits to go through a pull request (to that branch), and also requiring a specific number of commits before it can be approved.

            While I like to impose these as general rules, there are times exceptions need to be made. It would be useful if, at the least, a VSO admin can override these requirements and complete a pull request even if it doesn't meet defined criteria.

            Similar functionality exists (or existed) where, if a pull request was being committed when no one had yet approved, an admin could say to…

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            • .Net new versions should work in Windows XP

              @dotNet_On_XP .Net new versions works on Linux with Mono supported by MS, but is not supported on MS Windows XP, Very strange???

              the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) closed a $9.1 million contract, so XP, Win 7, are still alive.

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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "openVR" it would be cool to have an Open source VR Driver, like DirectX, OpenGL

                "openVR" it would be cool to have an Open source VR Driver, like DirectX, OpenGL
                This will give companies the possibility to make their own VR products, but have drivers for them on windows, just like DirectX or openGL did with nVidia and AMD.
                @openVR

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please acquire LINQPad

                  Please acquire LINQPad and integrate its features to Visual Studio.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a way to opt out of different windows layout for design and debug modes

                    Different windows layouts (a.k.a perspectives) for different interaction modes (designing, debugging) makes a lot of sense in some cases but in other only causes announce and flickering e.g. in case of running unit tests in debug mode, therefore I would like to see the option to turn layout switching behavior off.

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                      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide collapsible outlining for if/else, try/catch statement etc. blocks

                      When working with if, else, try, catch, finally etc. blocks, it would be great if Visual Studio automatically provided collapsible outlining for these statements as well. Currently collapsible outlining is restricted to just method blocks, but for long if statements, switch statements etc. this feature would be invaluable.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Host Universal Windows Platform app samples on Microsoft Servers as well

                        Host Universal Windows Platform app samples on Microsoft Servers as well. UWP sample size is large & my internet gets disconnected frequently.
                        Add the ability to resume interrupted downloads.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include C as a language, in addition to C++, C# and all the other languages.

                          C is one of the main programming languages and it would be great to include C support, in addition to all of the other languages. Only 32 functions, it should not be a very hard implementation for a large company.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow WSP Editing on a client OS

                            I had a need to edit a WSP file that provides a site template. This WSP file is from my Office 365 tenant. I downloaded the wsp file from the solution gallery to my Win8.1 laptop, but when I tried to create a new Visual Studio "SharePoint 2013 - Import Solution Pacakge", I got the attached error message about not having SP2013 installed.

                            I would like to be able to import an O365 SharePoint Online WSP into a VS project, edit the xml, and rebuild it into a WSP again. I want to be able to do this on my…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Meteor JS Development

                              VS works great as an IDE for Meteor, but debugging support would be amazing!

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatic formatting of C++ source is very helpful, but ...

                                There are problems with the automatic formatting of "if" statements.

                                For example, if I have a statement in the form of:

                                if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                                parm3,parm4)) {

                                it is not formatted as illustrated above. I believe everyone, regardless of their preferences for spacing and brace placement can agree that this is the preferred formatting. What is actually done is:

                                if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                                parm3,parm4)) {

                                This is clearly not correct. To make this clear, the continuation of function arguments is not aligned to the first argument but aligned to the beginning of the function call.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Visibility Options in the context menu. It would be nice to right click on a grid in the object & Timeline and Collapse, Hide, Etc.

                                  Add Visibility Options in the context menu. It would be nice to right click on a grid in the Objects & Timeline and Collapse, Hide or make Visible.

                                  Currently in blend and now in VS2015 I can click on a Object from the list and have to go to the Properties Appearance panel which is on the Right side. I know I can move the panels arround but I like the default look and feel.


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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow for resizing of blade screens to be able to read all app insight content

                                    Plase allow resizing of blade screens to be able to read all app insight content

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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Visual Studio Online faster

                                      Visual Studio Online needs to be faster, it needs performance tuning... I'm talking Google Apps level speed.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Attach file at the project level

                                        A way to attach files at project level, usually references related documents that does no tied to specific backlog (e.g. System overview diagram), so the developers can easily access those files for references.

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                                        • Be able to move breakpoints by dragging them.

                                          I frequently enter trace points only realize they are on the wrong line

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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