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  1. Create a integrator between TFS and Salesforce

    I would like to see a native integration connector to sync Salesforce cases with work items in TFS

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add project refresh link to "Connect to Team Foundation Server" window

      Currently I have to disconnect from Team Foundation Server then reconnect in order to see new team projects. A simple refresh button next to Team Project Collections would be nice.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • filter in Visual Studio "server explorer"

        Please add a filter feature in Vision Studio's Server Explorer similar to MSSMS. This will dramatically reduce the time it takes to bring back a specific stored procedure from a list of 1000.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to easily change the backlog priority by area path

          It would be extremely helpful if we had the ability to easily prioritize work items within a query or within an area path. It is much easier to order work items when you are comparing work items that are related in some way. I love the drag and drop feature to order work items in the backlog so it would be ideal if this feature were available when trying to sort work items within an area path.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...)

            It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
            mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
            And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Regular expression engine when workitem state changes

              It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
              mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
              And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Boost Test Cases to be grouped into a Test Suite and reflect the same in the Test Explorer Window

                In Native Unit Tests, a TEST_METHOD can be grouped under a TEST_CLASS and the same is reflected in the Test Explorer.

                In a similar fashion, I would like to group BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE under BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE and same be reflected in the Test Explorer.

                Example Code:

                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE( test_suite1 )

                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case1 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 1" ); }

                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case2 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 2" ); }

                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE_END()

                In the above example, two Test Cases belong to a common Test Suite.
                Hence i would like these two test cases be grouped under this Test Suite and reflected in the Test Explorer Window.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Visual Studio solution file more functional

                  Now MSBuild and VS are joint. Work with VS solution item(file) is much more complicated and non-functional than work with project file.
                  1) Structure of VS solution file needs to be more clear and in xml format. Now it is hard to read & edit solution file manually. Particularly projects configuration connected with some solution configuration. It is hard to read and understand changes in solution file code reviews especially when there is configurations changes or some projects are disable from build in some configuration ..
                  2) There is no clear way to find solution configuration in one of MSBUild…

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                    1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • test explorer start and end times

                    Add timestamps to the output window for Test Explorer, so you can see when the test run began and ended, and total elapsed time. Sometimes, while running tests, I step away from the PC. When I come back, I can't remember when the last time I ran tests was. Showing the time would allow me to know exactly what I had done last.

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                      Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

                        why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create extensibility points into the language service.

                          Currently it is not possible to gain hooks into the different pre-installed language services for the purposes of extensibility. Since the language service is responsible for so many things, this means that even very simple yet very powerful extensibility ideas are shut down before they even have a chance.

                          A perfect example of this is if you wanted to change the way that the code auto-formatter works. I'm talking about like you press Enter and it indents your code to a certain point. That kind of thing. To do this one simple thing you need to create an entirely new…

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                            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enterprise Agile Backlogs without using parent child links

                            The new enterprise agile backlogs feature in my opinion has one fundamental flaw. I am customizing this feature based upon the goal of implementing the scaled agile framework with TFS. Upon further investigation I attempted to implement the "..learning's from Microsoft Developer Division" approach:
                            Scenarios -> Value Proposition -> Experience -> Feature

                            In the learning's chapter is describes features as "A feature can support more than one expirence. (In fact, this is common). Most features are defined as user stories".

                            However is it impossible to view the portfolio and link multiple features to experiences due to the implementation of utilizing…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More Portable Class Library classes needed

                              Hi, i've been working on splitting my code among the portable class library, and noticed a couple of omissions i find surprising.

                              1. Color class - i'm writing some viewmodels that do some interpolations and manipulations of colours in code, i had to write my own class at the moment.

                              2. DelegateCommand (from Prism), this is probably the bit of prism i use most in small applications, a portable prism containing this would be very useful.

                              3. Portable Live SDK for skydrive access

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                              • Allow specific permissions to be granted to allow creation of Areas and Iterations

                                Allow the ability to enable a user to create Areas and Iterations. Currently the only way to achieve this is to make them a project or collection administrator.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

                                  what about Creating Combo Display Many Field

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide subscription based pricing model for Visual Studio

                                    Much like office365 provides a subscription based pricing model that includes Office desktop apps in certain plans, I'd like to see the same for Visual Studio under the visualstudio.com / Team Foundation Services umbrella.

                                    Rather than paying one larger, one-time per release I'd prefer a monthly fee (e.g. 29 for pro, 49 for premium, 69 for ultimate, add 10 to pro and premium if test functionality is needed etc).

                                    This would allow me as a customer to stay up to date with Visual Studio versions but also make the expense more attractive tax wise.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Tests from Test Explorer to be dragged onto a custom Tool Window

                                        I would like to be able to drag a test or group of tests (by namespace, project or however they are grouped) from Test Explorer onto a Tool Window in my own VS package [or indeed: an external application]. Any context already calculated by Visual Studio - such as the test name, its DLL, its path, its results (if any) - should be made available in a structured, friendly Xml-tagged Clipboard format that is easy to parse and reuse.

                                        Supporting drag 'n' drop from familiar Visual Studio Tool Windows maximizes the user experience.

                                        As an aside: in general: if Visual…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code

                                          I would be nice to be able to draw simple shapes to explain code sometime rather than text. Say I want to describe the parameter of an ellipse. I could draw an ellipse and write where the radius values are and the center. That would be a lot easy than writing it. It could as simple as a layer that you can turn on/off over the source code.

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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