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  1. Drag and Drop PBIs into Features

    I would like to see the ability to create Features directly on Scrum board and drag PBI tasks into Features to create linking/child tasks within that Feature (with PBI points calc at the feature level as well); when child PBIs are all marked done - feature should automatically show as Done. Additionally, drag and drop should also allow you to create parent/child references (i.e. predecessors) for PBIs.

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    • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

      Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

      Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

      Please sort this out.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Visual C++ (C++/CLI) like C# or VB

        There are several project templates for C# and VB, they should also be possible for C++ (C++/CLI). Support WPF, WCF, Office, Web, and other frameworks, workflows in C++ like C#,VB.

        There are language features for C#, VB (IntelliSence which was removed in Visual Studio 2010 has been a comeback in VS2012), wizards, code generators which are not available for C++ (C++/CLI) or come years later. It should be possible to get the same features and support to the same time like for C# and VB.

        Thanks

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Property Initializer

          In addition to get{} / set {} it would be handy to have an init {} block on Properties

          e.g. The new [CallerMemberName] allows us to call the following without hard coding the proprety names:

          protected bool SetProperty<T>(ref T storage, T value, [CallerMemberName] String propertyName = null)
          protected bool ValidateField([CallerMemberName]string propertyName = null) ....
          etc.

          where ValidateField runs any validations that have been defined for a given field:
          eg. protected Dictionary<string, Action<string>> Validations = new Dictionary<string, Action<string>>();

          The only hassle is that the Validations need to be defined seperate to the Property and so require the property name to be…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auto-generate guard code for Event Invocation

            Have the C# compiler auto-generate guard code around the invocation of an event.

            Rather than:
            if (OnChanged != null) OnChanged(this,EventArgs.Empy);

            Let the programmer just code:
            Onchanged(this, EventArgs.Empty);

            The implication is consistent -- "Raise the event for any (0 or more) registered listeners."

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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Would like to develop managment packs for Application Insight

              Now that App Insights is targeting the developers, we can no longer extend it with custom management packs? As a replacement for an on-premise SCOM system, teams will need to develop new packs that can be leveraged across the ecosystem. And developers are more likely to do that.

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                1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a Uri.Combine method that accepts a variable number of arguments

                Provide an easy method that allows combination of strings for building Urls either in the form of a method such as Uri.Combine which accepts an array of string arguments which contain the relative Uris. This allows for easy concatenation of Uris from multiple strings rather than passing individual relative Uri arguments.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Data Source View (DSV files) more merge friendly

                  Would be good if the diagrams layout in DSV files were located in a separate file.

                  When using merge tools (including the TFS merge tool) most of the issues related to merge conflicts relies on the diagrams. Sometimes it makes impossible to merge branches.

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                    1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

                    Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
                    C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easy Touch-Screen Coding - create a context sip like the one in Touch Develop on WP7

                      it would be really nice to have an input panel like the one available in touch develop on WP7. this would be really useful when developing on a tablet/slate as the onscreen keyboard can be a nightmare.
                      the sip in touch develop is basically a context based intelli-sense/snippet input panel the saves having to write code with a qwerty keyboard.
                      see and example of the input panel
                      http://geekswithblogs.net/images/geekswithblogs_net/tmurphy/Windows-Live-Writer/Ways-To-Pass-Time-On-Window-PhoneTouchDe_7CC6/Screen%20Capture-2_2.jpg

                      the panel's options changs every time you press a button e.g. press [Console] and the options would change to [ReadLine()], [Write()], [WriteLine()], etc. and would also give the option to insert snippets…

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Voice Recognition feature into .NET Framework to recognize/identify different persons’ voice

                        At present, there is no Voice Recognition feature in both System.Speech.Recognition namespace (System.Speech.dll) and Speech SDK 5.1 to recognize/identify different persons’ voice.

                        The “Voice Recognition” is a different technology from “Speech Recognition” with radically different objectives.

                        What is speech recognition?
                        Speech recognition is the process of capturing spoken words using a microphone or telephone and converting them into a digitally stored set of words.

                        What is voice recognition?
                        While speech recognition is the process of converting speech to digital data, voice recognition is aimed toward identifying the person who is speaking.

                        Many customers consult such requirements in MSDN Forum and…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Convert search results to grid.

                          Right now, the first thing I need to do after a search, is move the scrollbar on the search result to scroll the actual code into view.

                          If the searchresults are converted to a grid, I can just switch the columns, so that the information I am most often interested in, will be visible right away.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tools for visualizing active variables in F#

                            Add a way of visualizing live (objects/functions/variables) in F# interactive. Possibly as simple as a PropertyGrid that shows active variables in memory. By adding the abiity to see what is in memory while using F# it becomes a VERY powerful data exploration tool. A few minor addtions of charting and grid output and this would be one of the best Data Mining tools available.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

                              TFS consumes a lot of memory usually. Therefore, using Visual Studio to connect to TFS makes CPU 100%. When I make it offline , everything is working properly. I hope Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the "delete SDF file problem"

                                Sometimes working with a big solution (mainly C++ projects) becomes unbearably slow. To fix it you need to close the solution and go delete the .SDF file. After that it returns to normal again, for about a week, or so until you need to do it again.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

                                  Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

                                  The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

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                                  • Make Deployment Easier

                                    Really loving LighSwitch but would help if deployment was made easier. Today I don't think I can hand my LighSwitch application to a non Dev, non IT end user for them to install locally on their machine as a 2-teir app. Would be good if the installation and configuration of SQLExpress and the deployment of the Admin User could all be handled more seamlessly.

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow TFS2012 dashboard screen to customize

                                      TFS2012 is a great software, allowing user to customize TFS2012 Web home screen will help a lot.

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                                      • Reconsider position on c99/11

                                        This has been declined before. However, I feel that Microsoft should look at this again to be more in parity with other operating systems.
                                        A lot of C code is still in use in many places for numerical code. These libraries also tend to be unix only making windows a second class citizen.

                                        Consider that gcc and clang, available on Linux and OSX, both provide a competitive c++ compiler as well as a c compiler. This puts windows developers for numeric tools at a disadvantage if they want to stick to using VS. ICC is available at an expense but…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create some 3D controls

                                          Make use of the 3d capabilites in WPF with some 3D controls. Put them in the WPF Toolkit if you dont want them in the Main .Net trunk for now. It's fluff, but some fluff is nice now and then. Transitions, front/back controls, etc.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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