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  1. Provide an audit log of changes to TFS build configurations

    Currently there is no audit trail for TFS build configuration changes.

    Provide an audit UI for changes made to a TFS build definition. The target audience would be administrators who are tracking down changes in build behavior over time to changes in the build definition.

    The audit log should provide the following:
    * the timestamp of the change
    * something identifying the one who did the change
    * It would be nice to see a summary of changes.

    A rollback option would be even better and could be attached to the audit log (like it is for general TFS 2012…

    18 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Configure Entity to used modal window picker as default instead of combobox

      Hello,

      when you have a refernce to an entity in another entity and you craete a screen element always the combobox will be used. Yet for large data sets this does not work as it is to slow. If you have 20 screens you have to over and over againg change the control from combobox to modal window picker. It would be of greate productivity help to be able to define for an entity or a query that it should be added as reference by a modla window picker. Then for all screen the entity is being referenced the correct…

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • FIX THE **** BUGS!

        Could you fix the bugs in the IDE??!!! VS 2012 is the buggiest edition of VS I've EVER seen. I'm sick to death of Intellisense flaking out and the editor crashing.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 1 vote
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          • make Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 available for Surface RT

            make Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 available for Surface RT so we can develop windows store apps right on the Surface RT.

            9 votes
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            • Make TFS compatible with Claims Based Authentication

              We are not able to use the SharePoint integration because our SharePoint site is using Claims Based Authentication. As a result, we cannot access the canned Excel files that come with a template.

              Once CBA is turned on for a web site, it cannot be turned off.

              We are using TFS 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010.

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a loadtest threshold rule option for "Alert If Under"

                Currently you can only set an alert if a counter is over a certain value. It would be nice to have the option to set an alert if a counter went below a certain value. For example, if the counter Memory>Available MBytes went below some value display an alert.

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

                  Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edit And Continue without pausing execution

                    Visual Studio has Edit And Continue, but I have to pause the program to change the code, which isn't very convenient. Eclipse (or the Java Virtual Machine?) has a feature that lets you change code while debugging without pausing execution. All you have to do is hit Ctrl+S to apply the code changes.
                    Please add something similar to what Eclipse does when debugging.

                    34 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automated deploy to Azure using TFService and Git

                      Currently is not possible to use TFService + Git as a CI tool.

                      Only two features that works are basic builds on hosted build agent and nUnit tests.

                      There is no support for on premisses build agents, no custom builds and no custom test frameworks support (xUnit..). But most missing feature is support for any kind of automated deploy to Azure Cloud Services.

                      All of mentioned above works sweet with TFVC.

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 39 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ordered test category

                            It would be good to have some way of setting a category on an ordered test. It would also be good to be able to filter the items in the list of tests to run based on a category.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support folders with Add existing item as link

                              When I go to add an existing item to a project, I should be able to select a folder and have it add the entire hierarchy as a link. For projects where PCL just doesn't cut it, adding new platform projects or even just maintaining them is a nightmare. Automatic link extensions are nice, but do not cover the breadth of scenarios where linking files is required and is just outright painful.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Recurring Iterations, Scrum, Backlog Items, Tasks

                                Enable the use of recurring events such as Iterations, Scrum, Backlog Items, Tasks. Iterations might reccur every four months, or the first working day of January, April, and September. Scrum recurring events could be sequential Scrum events, but recurring across Iterations (the 1st day of the iteration, the 10th day of the iteration, 10 days from the end of the iteration); though I suspect some Scrums should reoccur at periodic interval (i.e. every 2 weeks)s, other's on calendar related events (the 1st Monday of every month).

                                In our particular use case, we are a College, terms correspond to Iterations, but…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Microsoft Project Team Connector should allow non-published tasks in the middle of the tree

                                  Microsoft Project doesn't allow you to have multiple headers (like a normal project plan) and have indented children linked with headers in for clarification. It should link up to the "last" work item type above it. As it is today if you try to do this, you will get: "You cannot have subordinate tasks whose publish and refresh setting is different from the parent task." If we're not publishing and it's indented correctly why not?

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                                    1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I've created a git proj. on TFS but I don't know how to delete it since it seems not able to be renamed...

                                    I've created a git proj. on TFS but I don't know how to delete it since it seems not able to be renamed...

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual clue for Extension methods

                                      If would be awesome if there was a visual clue to make it easier for devs to know which are Extension methods of a type.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • importwitd

                                        Can i use "witadmin importwitd" operation to import my custom workitem type definition to the team foundation service ?

                                        Currentlly, when i do that ,i got a error message which error code is TF237113

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • listen to the feedback!

                                          If you make a site like this. DO LISTEN. Bring SL back. Don't force change on developers, let them choose their path. You just can't kill something the developers love.

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