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  1. 327 votes
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      24 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

      A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

      327 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better support to Continuous Deployment Practices

        The Microsoft ALM platform has adopted a lot of Agile practices. The new Dev11 Agile Planning Tool is the dream of any agile team. So, we have fantastic tools for planning, designing, developing, testing, building, but what about deployment?

        A software can be done without “formal requirement”, without design, test, etc. But we have to deploy it in order to use. So, I think we could make the life of build master easier and add a kind of deployment process in team build.

        I know we can customize the build process template, we can use BRD Lite from Rangers, but…

        324 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow to move more than one file at once in TFS source control

          It is currently only possible to move files one by one in TFS source control, which means that it takes a lot of time to move several files from one place to another place. It would be great if one could select multiple files and move them to another place at once.

          323 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Versioning of Work Items

            Work Items currently already have revisions saved and make them visible by looking at the history tab, however this should be a first class feature. Allow users to navigate back and forth in time, compare versions and most importantly, let work item template editors specify which attribute and state machine changes trigger a major (x.) or minor (.y) change. For example changes to the 'Description' field in our environment always causes a major change from e.g. 1.0 (or 1.1, 1.2 etc) to 2.0. Same goes for status state changes from 'In Review' to 'Released'.

            323 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix it so that .NET apps can access HTTP thru authenticating proxy server by default

              If you run a .NET app that needs to talk to the web, and you're behind an authenticating proxy server, then that app will fail to talk to the web.

              Internet Explorer and Google Chrome work, Visual Studio and loads of other Microsoft apps will work. They can all talk to the web. But every .NET-based app or website I've ever seen will fail.

              The implications of this are profound. I've seen umpteen forum posts over the years where people are scratching their heads, wondering what's wrong. I've seen IT guys re-route their users thru special-case connections to the web,…

              320 votes
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                11 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • XNA for WinRT

                I've written several games for WP7 using XNA or XNA/Silverlight hybrids. I have thousands of hours invested into that codebase. Unless XNA works on WinRT, I won't be able to port my WP7 apps over to WinRT.

                319 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                  Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                  Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                  Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                  repositories.js
                  -- attendee.repository.js
                  -- session.repository.js
                  -- speaker.repository.js
                  -- lookup.repository.js
                  -- abstract.repository.js

                  For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

                  319 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Conditional formating for Lists and DataGrids and Reporting.

                    First, congratulations for this product, its an old wish i had. For the completness of this tool, i think its fundamental to have Lists and Datagrid conditional formatting.

                    319 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Optimize Math functions

                      Currently the JITer doesn't do a good job with a lot of the .Net Framework, and the Math functions in particular.

                      Example: Math.Abs

                      The emitted assembly is pretty much the same for all types. It should optimize to take advantage of x86 instructions that have been around for more than a decade.

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                      xor eax,edx
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                      ret

                      313 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make change files faster

                        When you open 10 files or more, change between thems or close all is slow, more if some of the files are designers (WinForms, xaml)

                        310 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back incremental C# compilation

                          When coding Java in Eclipse, the compiler incrementally compiles the project in the background every time a file is saved. This way, when the user clicks run, the launch is instantaneous, rather than the long build process that comes with C#. This makes it easier to develop and test small changes, which in turn makes it easier to find and fix bugs.

                          The C# compiler originally had this functionality, but it was removed when .NET 2.0 arrived as it could sometimes cause problems. However, given that it been proved possible in an equivalent language by the Eclipse team, coupled with…

                          305 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Drag-Drop Project References between projects

                            It would be nice if we were able to just drag a reference from one project to the next.

                            302 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Google V8 Debugger Protocol support

                              Please add support for the Google V8 Debugger Protocol, which would make developing in Javascript using Node.js and Visual Studio a lot less painful.

                              http://code.google.com/p/v8/wiki/DebuggerProtocol

                              297 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                                Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                                295 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Move workitem between team projects

                                  make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

                                  295 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension

                                    In the Visual Studio Git extension cloning a repo ignores submodules. When a repo is cloned it should perform a recursive clone through the submodules.

                                    Also, submodules are not shown correctly for commits. Please add support for git submodules.

                                    294 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide TF build activities like "deploy web app", "deploy database", or "copy file"

                                      Currently, to get these features into a CI build, we have to pass a lot of MS Build properties around. Having gone through the trouble of creating my own templates to handle these features, it would be nice to see them included out of the box.

                                      292 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add .Net Framework v. 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010

                                        Since Visual Studio 2010 was originally built to support newer versions/future version of the .Net Framework, .Net 4.5 support should be added to Visual Studio 2010 since Visual Studio 2012 has significantly reduced the usability and productivity of the IDE by discoloring the UI as well as removing critical features such as "Creating Unit Test". Adding .Net 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010 would allow developers who do not wish to upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 the ability to continue using their favorite IDE with the latest .Net technology.

                                        290 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hierachical Navigation Menu

                                          In a real world LOB system, there may be a lot of menu items, which should be organized in a hierachical navigation menu.

                                          285 votes
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                                            21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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