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  1. Release Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package as a NuGet package

    Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package should be distributed by Microsoft as an official Nuget package. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

        Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a previous button to Visual Studio for the "Go To Definition" feature.

          It would be very nice if Visual Studio had navigation buttons to allow us to go back (or unwind) from where we land when we use the "Go To Definition" feature.

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

            This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "team explorer everywhere"

              We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

              When we edit work items that have an HTML field. There is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to Filter by/Group by Area on the backlog

                We use area to group backlog items and it would be very helpful to be able to sort, group, and filter by area on the backlog in the list and board view. In the board view of a backlog item, have a dropdown similar to person on the normal sprint board with other filter options such as area, state, etc

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer'

                  Create a view similar to the 'Solution Explorer' that allows for the grouping of files based on their relevancy to each other (i.e. grouping files by feature). A group could contain the JS, CSS, Controllers, Services, Etc files related to a particular feature. A file can belong to multiple groups.

                  In the 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer', you can view all groups, expand them to view the files, and be able to open all files in a group with one click (possibly closing all other open files).

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide the MTM and TFS build agent protocols by which agents can be developed for platforms like Linux.

                    Currently we have large application portfolio across Linux and windows. We would like to use one ALM tool for both the platforms. Due to lack of much support in Linux, we are thinking to use an alternative solution. If at least the protocols become open we can develop the extensions to support Linux platforms.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Entity Framework for WinRT apps

                      For WinRT to be a decent candidate for LOB apps, we need better data access support for direct SQL Server 2-tier architecture apps. Need a version of Entity Framework that works with WinRT apps.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Modify the .CMO Output Format To Support Variable Sized Data Declarations

                        There is a significant difference in output file size between XNA XNB files and VS Pipeline CMO files. Here is a sample comparison:

                        FBX 92 Kb
                        XNB 517 Kb
                        CMO 1133 Kb!

                        So the CMO file is ten times larger than a FBX file, and interestingly, twice as big as an XNB file. Since shaders are compiled out into separate files, why is there is such a dramatic difference in file size?

                        If the output file is compressed the inefficiency of the CMO format is even more pronounced.

                        Compression changes the ratio as follows (FBX remains uncompressed): FBX is N,…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a standard way to handle failures / retry logic

                          e.g. something like this: https://gist.github.com/buu700/7633622

                          (Not necessarily this class specifically, but the linked class handles both specifying a list of functions to fall back on until one succeeds, and retrying one function up to N times with optional cleanup steps in between)

                          string[] strings = TryHelper.TryUntilSuccessful
                          (
                          () => Cache.GetStrings(),
                          e => TryHelper.TryUntilSuccessful<string[], WebException>
                          (
                          () => WebService.RequestStrings(),
                          maxAttempts: 3,
                          cleanup: exception =>
                          {
                          Log( exception );
                          Thread.Sleep( TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30) );
                          }
                          ),
                          e => new string[] {}
                          );

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create SharePoint Emulators for SharePoint 2013 server object Model

                            While Microsoft's recommendation for development of SharePoint focus on Apps. This is often not possible / desirable for on premise implementations where SharePoint is being used as a platform rather than a product. Developers desperately need the Emulators updated to Support SharePoint 2013 Ref: To the project that supports 2010 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/introducing-sharepoint-emulators.aspx

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                              1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow for an option to connect to a database present in the webserver from a visual basic application

                              See i need an application which can connect to a database present in the web server in java using swing i dont know how to do it i need to know if it is possible in .net

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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set workdays for team members in TFS Service

                                In order that TFS is able to calculate team member capacities it is necessary to define usual workdays for each team member.

                                It is possible to configure capacity per day and off-days for each team member for a sprint but I can't find a way/location to configure workdays.

                                e.g.
                                Team Member A: works, Mo, Tue, Wed, Thu
                                Team Member B: works from Tue, Wed, Thu, Fr

                                I don't want to do this manually and again and again for each sprint.

                                Also don't see a "calender" containing public holidays ...

                                39 votes
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                                • more shoot games

                                  we should have games that make people want to jack off. you guys need to create a *** tape

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                                  • Add match...with pattern matching (like F#)

                                    F# has an amazingly powerful pattern matching feature built in (match..with).

                                    Like a turbo-charged switch..case statement.

                                    This would be so powerful in C#. But PLEASE make sure you implement the feature that allows the match case to be pushed in to a variable for use in the pattern itself.

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Add a toolbar button in Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer to show EXCLUDED FILES ONLY

                                      Appreciate if you could stick it in the next minor update.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio Tools for Git Extension (Microsoft Git Provider) integration with Source Control Explorer window

                                        The major feature that is still missing from the Microsoft Git Provider is to integrate it with the Source Control Explorer window to provide a full featured Git repository UI that will rival third party tools in it's feature set.

                                        A great example of the ideal functionality is the Git Extensions main user interface. It allows changing repositories and branches, stashing changes, committing code and push/pull operations. It also provides a great visual diagram showing the commit history for the selected repository and where each branch (local and origin) is in relation to the head. It also allows you to…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Publish slide decks used at conferences and public presentations.

                                          MSFT guys do an awesome job at conferences when telling about their technologies, products and services.

                                          Some Microsofties upload their slides to their own blogs, some upload slides to conference sites.

                                          There should be a repository of awesomeness: Upload the slides to a central website, open to the public.

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