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  1. Make available a composite text log for an entire release

    A composite log for a full release process would provide a complete deployment history and would make audits less labor intensive.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

      Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

        or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better Shape control

          I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • code coverage

            I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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            • enable all taskboard functions for stakeholder license user

              We have many business users with the new stakeholder license doing some end user testing and reporting progress by changes status on tasks, but it's difficult to change status on a test task related to a pbi when they have to open the task, instead of just dragging to the in progress and done column's. Also the possibility to add tasks releated to a pbi directly from taskboard or iteration backlog could be nice to have enabled

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              • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

                Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                  Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

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                  • Allow Release Management Client to Connect Multiple Servers

                    Ability to connect to more than one Release Management Server.
                    Release Management Client can ask for which server to connect to on startup, just like TFS connection in Visual Studio or SQL Server connection in SSMS.

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                      1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use Virtual Machine to debug Windows Phone on Windows VM

                      Hello Team of Visual Studio

                      I'd like to suggest something that I can't do it more.
                      I use Windows on VM and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate. I'm development some application on Windows Phone and I need to debug but I use VM.

                      When I click debug on button I receive a message: It's not possible. I'd like to debug using VM, please, would you mind fix it?

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

                        Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
                        what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
                        eat the ****?

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Web Access Burndown title should name the team not just the sprint

                          The title of the burndown chart (when you click on it at the upper right of the task board) is BURNDOWN FOR: <iteration name>. As soon as you have more than one team synchronized on the same iteration cadence, you can't tell one team's burndown from another. We take a screenshot and post these on a wall for transparency.

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                          • Implement "User" Work Item Templates as you have "My Queries" and "Shared Queries"

                            Power Tools adds (what I call) "User" Templates. These are templates that are used to "populate" work items. These are great because they allow you to get by the 250 character limitation of text fields and templates for very redundant work items. However they are cumbersome to share. We point them to a common network share, Each template is embedded with the project. I would like to see these templates to be implemented like "My Queries" and "Shared Queries". Users could have their own templates (which they do now) and Project Administrators could have their own "User" templates for the…

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                            • Do not apply new work item "State" rules until all current "State" changes are saved.

                              Do not apply new WIT "State" change rules until after current changes are saved. When you make changes to a WIT field the current "State" rules are applied. If you change the "State" (without saving), the new "State" rules are immediately applied. If the new "State" rule for the field is "Read-Only", then the non-saved changes are cleared. This is a problem for the one project approach for an application (using iterations instead of projects) and wanting to lock all fields in the WIT when in the "Closed" state.

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                              • Enable to limit the Code Review Request dropdown to show just team members

                                When creating a code review request (VS 2013.3/TFS2013.2), the UI shows a dropdown to select a reviewer. This list shows all TFS users. If there are many teams this list becomes useless for lookup. It should become possible to limit this list to just the members of one's own team. This is possible for the other WI types, but the Code Review Request has a new UI that is not configurable in the same way.

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                                • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

                                  In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

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                                  • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

                                    After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

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                                      18 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Why all these requirements for developing Windows Phone 8 Apps

                                      It's suck so much sucks , if i want to develop a WP8 app , i need a computer supporting Hyper-V and too other things , why is this Microsoft ?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                                        When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                                        The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support AVX3 tructions in MASM. These new instructions will be available soon (Skylake) and can already be tested using an Intel emulator.

                                          Support AVX3 instructions in MASM. These new instructions will be available soon (Skylake) and can already be tested using an Intel emulator.

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