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  1. VSO Build vnext: allow external scripts/tools to update build variables

    Allow the external scripts (like powershell) and/or tools to update custom build variables.

    This will allow scenario like reading or generating a product version and share it with the other build steps

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    • User stories with child bugs should not vanish from the board

      If a User story has a child Bug it vanishes from the board, this is a surprise to everone I have asked.

      With the new options on how to show Bugs on the boards (see here https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2367637-allow-bugs-to-show-on-the-board & thankyou!) I was hopeful that this behavior would have gone away but it is still there.

      The parent / child link is regularly created by our team both deliberately and accidentally: many people have indicated that they really like thinking of some/most bugs as children of a particular User story (problems discovered with the story's implementation). This means that even if there…

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      • Publish profile choise in new build

        In the new build option i miss the option to publish using a profile option. I want to publish the files when the UnitTests are succesfull.

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        • Please add pin option while TFS folder browsing

          When you are working on multiple branch and multiple folders in TFS you need to have pin folder option in TFS. Which will help us to easily go to pinned folder and do work much faster without spending time in browsing the folders from the root.

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          • build

            I would love to see Azure and MSDN Subscription credits to be used toward VSTO builds. Many organizations are adopting a CI/CD green build culture. I love the fact you have enabled CD but with only 60 minutes of build time without using my Azure credit seems too limiting.

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            • Allow to change color or make bold content of the WIT fields (ex.PBI title field)

              Looking for a better way to highlight a PBI in the long list of the Backlog Items by changing text color (ex. Title field) or make it bold.

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              • Add Visual Studio Code Support for IoT

                Add support for VSCode on IoT ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 2.

                By supporting IoT devices capable of running Windows 10 IoT, Microsoft would allow a much larger range of users to create and build on the platform. Right now the largest hold back from the IoT platform is the fact you cannot create applications directly on the device. Seeing that Node.js is capable of being deployed and utilized by the platform, VSCode with it's small size and capabilities is a perfect marriage of technologies and tools.

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                • URL links should open in new window instead of the edit pane

                  currently clicking on a link in the link tab of a work item only opens links to active pane, or edit pane. we should just open new links to new tabs or pages by default, instead of nesting the opened link within the web object that called it

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                  • Query editor should support "And Not", "Or Not"

                    Each clause in a TFS query consists of:

                    - and/or marker
                    - field
                    - operator
                    - value

                    Currently, the only way to find items that *do not* match a particular condition is to change the operator to its inverse (e.g. change "Contains" to "Does Not Contain").

                    But inverses are not available for all operators. There's "In" but not "Not In". There's "Was Ever" but not "Was Not Ever". That means it's currently impossible to query for that information.

                    Here is my proposal to fix this, while barely making any change to the query editor:

                    In the "And/Or" column (whose choices…

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                    • Description, acceptance criteria text areas should expand with window.

                      Open up any work item from the backlog. Expand the window.

                      Expected the text areas should expand with the window (vertically and horizontally)

                      Actual: they only expand horizontally.

                      This makes it difficult if there is a lot of content or images to see all of the content.

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                      • Search inconsistencies in Search Box in UI: why can I search title:text but I have to search system.areapath:text

                        Some examples:
                        I can search title:text or system.title:text
                        Why does this work without the prefix?

                        I can only search system.areapath:text
                        Why is the system. prefix needed?

                        I can only search Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.RequirementType:customer for requirement types
                        Why is the Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI. needed?

                        To find items by their fogbugz ids, I have to search custom.originalfogbugzid=123456
                        Why is the custom. prefix needed?

                        I fully understand the Query Editor is awesome and I use it all the time. I spend the vast majority of my days searching for items in an incredibly adhoc fashion and I need to be able to do this without the query…

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                        • Reference a query within a query

                          TFS queries are reasonably powerful. We have already developed and shared many queries across the team.

                          What's missing is to be able to compose queries. Simply, when the user:

                          - is authoring a query
                          - adds a new clause to the query

                          ...they should be able to define that clause as being the result set of another already-defined query.

                          For example, if Query1 is:
                          Area Path = blah/blah AND AssignedTo = @Me

                          ....then I could define a Query2 which refers to the Query1 result set:
                          [Query1 result] AND State Does Not Contain 4

                          If we had this, we could better…

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                          • Switching tabs in Firefox can mark a TFS item "dirty"

                            This was happening for me consistently in an instance of Firefox on Windows. Closing those tabs and opening new ones, I could not reproduce the problem, so there may not be much that can be done with this bug unless we can make it reproducible. Here's the writeup anyway ...

                            I've got two tabs open in Firefox pointing at two TFS issues that are in a parent-child relationship.

                            The parent ticket says that I have unsaved changes, which is not true.

                            I refresh that tab using the TFS toolbar's Refresh icon and click OK in the pop-up dialog and the…

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                            • "Changed Since" operator on work item fields

                              We would like to query change dates for *all* fields in TFS history.

                              To do this, we should have a query operator, "Changed Since". This would let you compare the date of a historical field change date against some benchmark date. For example:

                              "Assigned To Changed Since @today"
                              "Area Path Changed Since @today - 14"

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                              • Clicking around causes a bogus unsaved change

                                With any item open, repeatedly click from the Description field to other fields (Assigned To, State, Reason, etc.), and back. At some point the "Save" button becomes clickable, indicating that there are unsaved changes. Clicking "Save" causes a new edit to be recorded in History -> All Changes. It shows identical old and new values in the Description field.

                                We do not want false changes to be recorded in history. Inappropriately activating the Save button will cause this to happen.

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                                • TFS should email from logged in user account instead of configured account

                                  When you send links to work items from within TFS, the email reply to address should be the person who initiated the email

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                                  • Context Menu "Run Query" doesn't run the query

                                    When clicking a saved query in the Query Explorer pane, it brings up the result set of the query...from the last time it was run. It does *not* rerun the query and display the current result as you would expect.

                                    The query only actually runs when you click the refresh button. So you're looking at outdated results without realizing it.

                                    Even worse: when you right-click the query in the Query Explorer pane, it brings up the "Run Query" option. Even clicking this merely displays the result from the last run! The "Run Query" button does not run the query!

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                                    • VS 2015 Azure Coneccion Issue - Sync with email logged in Visual Studio

                                      Not getting correctly my Azure Subscriptions, have to log in like 20 times to make it work!

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                                      • Add workitem tags to TFS warehouse

                                        Allow the work item tags to be reportable from the datawarehouse to allow end users to use them in reports. Would be ideal as a lookup rather than a string of tags on the work item in the same way as the operational DB in tbl_TagDefinition

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                                        • Add two languages Visual C and HTML5/CSS3/PHP

                                          Add Visual C and HTML5/CSS3/PHP for a complete programmation suite

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