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  1. Remove tests from Your datacenters, when they are removed from Insights

    While removed from insigts, MS is still runinng tests, that were uploaded into insigths some itme ago, and now we cannot remove them, as I don't see those tests for application monitoring form any GUI, onli in logs, that my application is pinged with tests previously added to application insigts. please fix it!

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make a String.Execute(); Method that can execute a piece of code from a String

      My idea is creating a Execute() Method in the String class.

      Usage: String.Execute("int i = 30;");

      This will set int i to 30

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow manual deploy of Lightswitch applications including manual deployment script of users/roles database

        There are so much dependency for auto deployment and some of them may not be allowed in company's security policy. It would be great if packages and guidelines for manual deployment (including SQLs for users/roles database) can be provided

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keep the find box the same size.

          When using the find box it should remain the same size or keep the "find next" arrow in the same place.

          When "finding" the box will re-size itself, and the "find next" arrow will move out from under the mouse cursor when moving from class to class, if one class has a different zoom mode.

          When using the mouse and arrow to "find next," it's annoying that you have to re-position the mouse. Thank you.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Import a full TFS database on Visual Studio Online

            Import a full TFS database on Visual Studio Online. I don't want to have to use a migration tool that takes a week (and bug at the middle of the process) to redo all the commits. I would love to see a feature that would allow me to generate an archive from my on-premise TFS and import it into Visual Studio Online.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Web support collaboration with touch screens in different locations

              We have distributed teams and currently someone has to "drive" at the keyboard for us to conduct planning and standup meetings. Not very collaborative. If we all had touch screens there would be no hardware impediment, but TFS still isn't instrumented properly to support that ini a good UX. Suggestions:

              - Permit selection of task and story boxes on kanban boards without opening the item. Reason: this permits me to point to a box by "touch" on my screen and you can see which one I'm talking about.
              - Push notification, so that any change made refreshes all screens with…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow board swimlanes to be customized programmatically

                The requirements backlog board and task kanban board can enter into an invalid state if the bug WIT is added to the backlog (see the end of this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj920163.aspx) and also when the workflow states for bug/requirement WITs are customised. I have to manually configure the column configuration to resolve this which is not ideal.

                I would like to be able to better define the configuration of the board columns via the process configuration files and/or via an API that I can use from a Powershell script for example.

                This will remove the need to manually configure the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Handling of CUIT-GUI-Map should be more convenient - 4 proposals to deal with it

                  Nice Tool, but we need still some more functionalities:

                  1) We need to see with one glance all the Property of one object in the GUI

                  If you want to see the properties of he objects, you need to click 4 times to see all the properties.
                  • One time in Property-window Search Collection
                  • One-time to see the Content of the Search Col
                  • One time in Property-window Filter Collection
                  • One-time to see the Content of Filter Col
                  If you use GUI-editor, you need to do these clicks with every parent object too.
                  We usally edit directly the…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Source Control Folder targeting for VSS Upgrade Tool

                    The Visual SourceSafe Upgrade Wizard currently only allows selecting a Team Project, but does not allow specifying a target source control folder for importing projects and files from VSS. This forces the import of the VSS directory structure directly into the root of the TFS Source Control project which is often undesirable. Therefore, the VSS Upgrade Wizard should instead allow selecting a target source control project folder as well as selecting a specific Team Project.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add member/method groups to structures, classes, and enum types

                      Basically, groups would be nothing by syntatic sugar. When you have lot of members, groups would come in handy. Instead of names being groupMemberA, groupMemberB; you could have group.a and group.b. The output of the compiler would be unchanged.

                      With large enum types, groups would still be handy, but could only contain enum entries. Class and structure groups could contain anything.

                      class a
                      {
                      public group MyGroup
                      {
                      a;
                      b;
                      }
                      }

                      enum b
                      {
                      a,
                      b,
                      group c
                      {
                      g,
                      f,
                      }
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make multi-monitor support even smarter

                        The current support for multi-monitor is great, and is getting even better in the new CTP for Visual Studio 14. However, there's still something preventing me from using it.

                        When I'm on the go, or I arrive at work, I have a different screen setup compared to home. However, Visual Studio is all scrambled around because of this, and some windows are even missing because they are positioned outside of my screen.

                        This makes the multi-monitor support kind of useless to me. It would be perfect if Visual Studio memorized which screens were connected, and associated the window layout to…

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Item templates provide custom Solution Explorer icons

                          I have a custom editor for a file type hosted in Visual Studio. I want it to display with a custom icon in Solution Explorer. I can create an item template for it, but the custom icon only shows up in the Add New file dialog, not the Solution Explorer.

                          Seems like something anyone creating a custom editor package / item template would want to do. In fact, having researched this, there are lots of people who tried and failed to do this.

                          I know I could set the custom icon in a project template, but I don't need a…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio File Publish

                            In earlier version of Visual Studio like 2010 and prior whenever we used to publish the files to the FTP or anywhere, it used to only publish those files which have been changed locally, but after the new releases like 2012 and 2013 it now publishes all the files. This creates lot of headache when the project is too big and uploading all files takes lots of time. There should be an option to control that.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add close button to Splash screen (like in MS Office 2013)

                              As a user I would like to have Close (and Minimize) button on the splash screen like in MS Office 2013 so that I can gracefully kill the application if needed.

                              With a few plugins e.g. ReSharper load time increases significantly and I wish I didn’t have to wait the app to load before I can close it – especially if I launched it accidentally.

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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide explanation with warning C4702: unreachable code

                                The Visual C++ compiler has gotten better at rooting out unreachable code, and can now be surprisingly sophisticated at it. When it does, you get the bare warning message "warning C4702: unreachable code".

                                The reason that the flagged code is unreachable can be subtle, maddeningly hard to find, and sometimes nearby but not on the line actually marked.

                                Some other C++ messages have gotten very good about adding useful additional information to help identify the error. For C4702, something, anything, would be better than the complete silence it has now.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

                                  Simply allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • performance coded ui test

                                    Dramaticly increase playback performance of coded ui tests.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote

                                      Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote.

                                      In VS 2012/Pending changes cannot dalete files that I want to promote.

                                      after I promote this files I must be able to delete it via Pending changes tab dialog.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for MSBuild target "SqlSchemaCompare"

                                        Addional build events "$(MSBuildBinPath)\MSBuild.exe" /t:SqlSchemaCompare ... currently fail in vso with "The target "SqlSchemaCompare" does not exist in the project."

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Be friendly to users not directy connected to internet for VS2014. When trial license expires guess where it goes ...

                                          Take account of the fact that some envionments (both dev and production) cannot access the web directly (ie after trial period expries it needs to access directly). Glad to see that IE10 is not mandatory for VS14, but optional, again our environment our large user base is constrianed to IE8 (I have no sway over this!!)

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