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  1. Allow users to subscribe themselves or others to a work item without having to create an alert

    The current suggestion to create an alert for an individual work item is tedious at best, and it is difficult to tell who is "subscribed" to a given work item using this method. It should be possible to view/manage subscribers at the work item detail/edit screen. There should be a control on the work item with a list of "subscribers" that can be updated by anyone (i.e., I can add/remove myself or others). Anyone in the list of subscribers should get an alert on any change. This has been possible in Bugzilla for at least 15 years.

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    • Provide options for limiting AppDomain resource consumption

      When executing code in an AppDomain I would like to limit the CPU usage and amount of memory the AppDomain can comnume.

      This would make loading plugins or user defined business rules much safer. In it's current form I cringe at the thought of a business user creating a bad rule and killing the system.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open source tfsseacrh

        Dear Microsoft please buy Black Duck Code Sight TFSSearch, intergarte it into Visual Studio, place all your C# code into TFS and allow everyone to use TFSSeach by your C# code and allow everyone public theirs code into THE WORLD TFS SERVER.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio Online must support console projects

          Visual Studio Online must support console projects and work not only for Azure. I want to be able edit C# file in browser

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          • Be able to choose new location for autorecovery files

            In a corporate environment the My Documents folder could be a shared network drive that is slow to access. This can cause the IDE to freeze when autorecover kicks in. It would be nice to be able to specify a new location for autorecover to save files to.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the basic setup and deployment project type Visual Studio Installer.

              [Reopened because of accidental decline]
              You really need to bring back the basic Setup and Deployment project name Visual Studio Installer. It was a clean, simple, and effective installer for home grown applications that were to be deployed internally. I downloaded and used InstallShield LE and it's too complicated and overblown to build simple effective install/uninstall capabilities. Why did you remove it to begin with? We have to support desktop applications for the foreseeable future.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to customize home page including Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text

                Ability to customize the home page like adding links and changing fonts/colors. At least be able to remove Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text to brand it for our company

                4 votes
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                • Filter option for Test Manger Results page

                  On the Results page, the Test Results Details filter should have an option for "Run by"

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Universal App Build

                        I think Visual Studio should give us a way to build a Windows Phone and a Android App use Xamarin with just one time code.

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                          0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support to Visual Studio to register a code signing certificate that will allow you to sign a Powershell Script on Save.

                          Since PowerGUI is now under the control of Dell, it is broke and un-useable, as it tries to load help from a site that has apparently been turned off.

                          The best feature of PowerGUI in my opinion was a plug-in that allowed me to register my Code Signing Certificate. Once registered I could press CTRL-S-F (which would Sign and Save the .PS1/PSM1).

                          The plug-in that allows for PowerShell Intellisence in VS is great. Please make it better by having a way to sign/save in one step.

                          Alternately provide the same sign/save functionality in the PowerShell IDE.

                          Support in both would…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Tasks to use story points instead of hours

                            Not everybody use Hours in Tasks. I think it'd be nice to use User Story Points, Effort, PBI Points or whatever name you want to represent the measure of the Task, so we can measure the work not in time but in weight.

                            14 votes
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                            • manage releases from same build definition

                              When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

                              To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
                              a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

                              b) the…

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

                                Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

                                I want to able to write regex literals like:

                                /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

                                I want to be able to write the following code:

                                Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

                                It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

                                And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

                                Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable building and running of a single source code file

                                  I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

                                  Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

                                  Also, it would be great…

                                  11 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for optional environments in release path

                                    Here is a typical scenario. Let's say I have a Dev, 2 Test, 1 Prod and Training environments.
                                    Whenever a new build is available, I want it to go through the mandatory Dev, Test 1 and Prod environments. But it could optionally be deployed on the Test 2 and Training environments depending on whether the Approver for these environments approves or reject the release.

                                    At the moment (2013 Update 1), the issue is if the Test 2 Approver reject the build, I cannot proceed the Prod environment.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Offer FREE Deployment servers

                                      When I complete a Desktop application by Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2013, comes the time for Publishing and Deployment.

                                      I want to publish my project somewhere where I can give the users the link of so they are directed to the download link of the setup.exe of my project, but as I understood, I need to get an FTP server to publish the "install" and it's also the same as the "updates" lookup place so it installs the desktop app's updates automatically or as I set in the "Project Properties". What I do now and I don't like is…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • bring old musoc hub back or add option for recently added and revently played music......improve photo hub and add background photo in hub

                                        Bring old music hub back or add option for recently played and recently added music.
                                        Bring back the background image in photo hub.
                                        Add option to connect windows phone to smart tv as usb device.

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                                        • Support the TFS 2013 extensions to sharepoint 2013 support Windows Server 2012 R2

                                          I cannot install the tfs extensions to sharepoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The installer reports an incompatible OS

                                          Nice coordination of product releases. Server comes out, then 6 months later sharepoint gets an update, but no update to TFS

                                          3 votes
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