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  1. Limit access for Allowed IP Addresses to TFS

    Restrict access to TFS based on IP Address configuration will be more safe to codes.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inherit TFS warehouse security based on the security that is in TFS

      The TFS warehouse currently does not have a notion of security, which means that I'm able to see the work items of my entire organization in the TFS warehouse as of the moment that I have been added to the warehouse readers group in sql server analysis services. It would be a great approach to show only items of the team project/team of which I'm a member. this is not only better for security, but also for performance as queries would result in a lot less result data that is transmitted

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have a Visual Studio Client Online

        Yes, that's right! I want you to take the next step and have me program in the cloud! Your TFS Preview is superb, now let me program from there, from a Web Browser. You'd let me select the proyect template: C++ Win32, C++ Metro, C++ Web, .NET, SharePoint, Office 365, and create the project in the cloud, and let me enter the IDE from the cloud, so no IDE is needed in my PC.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Export work item type

          We have developed and bespoken a new process template for TFS. It counts with custom work items type and several custom control developed integrally by us to boost and improve project management through TFS and Project Server.
          However, we came across a big issue. This work items type can be exported without any impediment by anyone who has the view project-level information permission set to Allow. This permission is essential in order to set to Allow to the development team. Therefore, we are in a critical point since our work can be taken by anyone and consequently we cannot offer…

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Snippet for lambda expressions

            When the user writes a method call which has a lambda expression as parameter, autocomplete it with a snippet. Example:

            collection.Where...
            then the snippet completes
            colletion.Where(x => x)

            This avoids writing x=> x every time I use a lambda expression method.

            19 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Option to limit Search to user files only

              When searching in files, please allow skipping files that are auto generated (T4, Designers etc)

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hot Key to Publish Package

                I would like to press something like cltr + shift + p and deploy a package defined with in a profile.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • exploratory tests with pass or fail result

                  Exploratory tests are simply displayed as completed and each session needs to be opened to discover if bugs were raised during the test session.

                  Allowing the user to choose whether the test passed or failed during the session will provide a quick view as to the status of the development of the user story under test

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Modify the NullReferenceException to somehow capture the runtime type that was expected

                      This is the most vexing of problems when it occurs in Production code lacking any debug symbols. Support personnel are reduced to basically just guessing. Even if most of the time the value is System.String, that is at least a pretty good clue why the application bombed.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS 2012 build VS 2012 in main build and VS 2010 solutions in a secondary step in the same workspace

                        TFS 2012 build VS 2012 solutions and then build VS 2010 solutions in the same workspace. Individual build activity definitions should allow for VS 2012 or 2010 specification.

                        We have an extremely large solution with many DLL projects. 75% of the sub-projects/DLLs build in VS 2012 and the remaining build in VS 2010. We need this to build under the same TFS build definition in a single build since they all need the same set of workspace files.

                        A global shaepoint 2013 upgrade is driving this since our solution encompases Sharepoint, SQL Server Reporting and server side processing including C#…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support c++11 concurrency header files in c++/cli

                          When using the /clr switch in VC++ 2012, it is not possible to include some of the new c++11 header files (i.e. <atomic> / <thread>) as compilation will break.

                          One typical application of c++/cli is to wrap a native class inside a (managed) ref class to expose its functionality to the .net world.

                          The restriction previously described prevents a ref calss to consume a native class with members like std::thread or std::atomic<T>.

                          A workarround (pimpl-idiom) is discussed in this topic:
                          (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vclanguage/thread/9771f61c-05b7-4e3e-96fb-ac9ea31ac3f4)

                          The former approach requires to change existing code, therefore support for the new c++11 header files in…

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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Server Explorer to use multiple network aliases like sql developer when creating a connection

                            I think it would be beneficial for you to add functionality to allow server explorer to store multiple network aliases like visual studio does.
                            See screen shots for more detail.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ensure VS copies dependant assemblies during build

                              Hi Folks, I originally posted this as a defect but decided to post here as a feature request.

                              In a nutshell...
                              1) Create a blank solution and add a console application and class library project
                              2) Reference the class library project from the console application and set it to CopyLocal (so that it copies the assembly).
                              3) In the class library project reference a copy of external assemblies (in my case it was the Exchange Web Services assemblies) and set them to copy local.

                              When the solution is built, the class library will compile and correctly copy the exchange assemblies…

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build agent status notification

                                Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Start Page Interface

                                  In start page show: What are the most popular kinds of apps and what are the needs of people using store!

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Allow ability to disable XML comment warning for auto-generated code files

                                    I want the xml comment warnings for code generated by our developers, because it is in our coding standards to add xml documentation. However, we are using Coded UI, so there are many auto-generated code files included in our project, which clutters up the Error List (when treating warnings as errors) with thousands of errors we have no control over.

                                    I want to be able to turn on the xml comment warnings in general, but disable the xml comment warnings for only code files that are auto-generated that we have no control over.

                                    So, please add one of the following: …

                                    52 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow all columns in a work item query result to be resizable even when a column is used for sorting

                                      When viewing the results of a work item query in Team Explorer / Visual Studio, a column is not allowed to be sized smaller than its caption if the column is used for sorting the results. For a column with a long title but short values this forces the column to take more screen real estate than necessary.

                                      Instead, all columns should be resizable down to the minimally allowed size.

                                      Example: the Scrum for Team System process template defines a field with the name "Business Priority (Scrum)" whose values are usually a number between 1-1000. This forces the column to…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SQL Server Development Tools - Best practice guidance

                                        While most of the areas of the declarative essence of the Visual Studio Database Projects VSDB still holds true, it is deprecated and will be followed with the new development Tools of SQL Server Development Tools (SSDT).

                                        Since the beginning of the VSDB guidance, many features were added to the toolset, allowing to develop, configure and deploy to various environments coverig as well on-premise as cloud based systems.

                                        With the new guidance people will get the experience and best practices following the principles:

                                        - Lead with Cloud
                                        - Configure before Customize
                                        - Solutions not Products

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow connection with GitHub

                                          The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                                          That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                                          GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

                                          19 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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