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  1. Move to position and Move to top available on other Backlog views

    Move to position and Move to top were introduced as part of July 1st 2014 update. When backlog is filtered by e.g. tag then these options disappear from the context menu.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Configure credentials in build definition UI for private Git repositories

      I have private Git repository and should anyway stay on TFS and use among others TFS builds. Idea is, that TFS should be able produce builds for private Git repositories.

      Currently there is no way to configure credentials to repository in build definition UI or in some other place.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TPL Dataflow in distributed environment

        TPL Dataflow is one of the few Microsoft calculation engines designed for real world. It is great. But unfortunately it has been feature-frozen for more than a few years. Meanwhile, other ecosystem involved a lot in this real-time processing area.

        So, please continue to invest on TPL Dataflow. More built-in blocks please. More importantly, let the data flow across processes/machines.

        Btw, I know the existence of Project “Orleans”, which is a good attempt but seems to be Azure-only. Microsoft please carefully look at the two and work out an unified Actor model. At this moment, they are two wheels built…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

          In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please give us this operator already! ??=

            /*
            Microsoftclaus, for Christmas all I want is a lazy eval operator

            Stay cool,

            - Everyone
            */

            [ThreadStatic]
            static StringBuilder __builder;

            public static string Concatenate(params string[] strings)
            {
            #if NEW_OPERATOR

            __builder ?? = new StringBuilder();

            #endif

            #if NO_NEW_OPERATOR

            //this is clean but wastes an assignment in the not-null case!
            __builder = __builder ?? new StringBuilder();

            #endif

            //todo: concatenate the strings
            throw new NotImplementedException();
            }

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Setting default programs from Source Explorer

              The context menu for files in Solution Explorer have an "Open With..." option. Add that option to the context menu for files in Source Explorer.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate Source Explorer options into mapped File Explorer

                Source Explorer options should be available in the File Explorer context menus when I am browsing a mapped folder.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.TestCase as a datasource for web perfomance tests

                  Allow a user to select a testcase parameters (TFS) as a datasource for a web performance test

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                    Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Historical Debugging for C++ ( Win32, X64 )

                      Historical is a great debugger improvement. Unfortunately it was implemented in Visual Studio only for managed code.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

                        We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

                          If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

                          It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • layout width automatic

                            Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

                            The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

                            And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

                            Having two…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

                              For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
                              http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

                                As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
                                This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

                                  TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

                                  this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow the column headings on the Task Board to remin visible as we scroll down the screen.

                                    In TFS 2013, we are working on many User Stories in each sprint. When we scroll down to see the stories and their tasks, we lose the column headings, so we don't know which state each task is in.

                                    How do I freeze the screen so the headings are always displays no matter how far I scroll down?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the Backlog Priority to be set manually again for Product Backlog Items and Tasks!

                                      The July 1 updates to Visual Studio Online removed the ability to specify the Backlog Priority for Product Backlog Items and tasks. We use this often to re-order items / tasks. I see in backlog view that I can re-order backlog items by right-clicking, but there is no option to do so for tasks (for example, tasks that are child items of a backlog item).

                                      If someone realizes they forgot to add a task that should be the first one done, there is currently no way to change the backlog priority and move it up the list.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add WP8.1 (Silverlight) support for Application Insights

                                        I integrated App Insights per the setup page for "Windows Store and Windows Phone projects" - this doesn't work for 8.1 Silverlight. It does some things to my project, adds some files, but the demo code for logging events/page views doesn't compile, and just running the app (as instructed) after setup logs nothing to App Insights.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • IP Address Restriction

                                          VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

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