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  1. One click navigation from current sprint board to backlog and vice-versa

    Add buttons to the backlog explorer next to each sprint/backlog to allow you to go directly to the task board or backlog for that sprint.
    At the moment in the task board if I click 'backlog items' it takes me to the Kanban board and then I have to click the backlog items task.

    Likewise from the backlog items list I have to click the current sprint and then the board tab.

    One click would be nice.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Static property extensions

      Allow static property extensions in the same way as extension methods.

      e.g.

      public static bool Exists { get { return !String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(value); } }

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VDTSDB - User Accounts Deployment

        I have a different user accounts for different environments
        Also have different databases country wise with same schema structure
        When i am deploying i wants to ignore the user accounts addition/deletion
        As per the current VSTSDB deployment utility, i am not able to do this
        It would be great, If i get an option to "ignore users" during deployment/deployment script generation through VSTSDB

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • decorate default DisplayName properties with $() to ease localization pains

          when creating the display name property for screen items, decorate with $() for localization.

          For extra credit create an entry in the default resx as required and dump in the value that is currently used in the DisplayName.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow users to change the URL of the account in case of a misspelling or need for change

            In case of a user error when entering the initial account name, it would be nice to have the option of altering the account name / URL after the account has been created. Mine currently reflects the name of a single project I am running, and I will need to add multiple other projects that are not associated. Perhaps the option to change exists - but I am not seeing it.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enhanced Scroll Bar: Add #Regions

              I would love it if you could add regions in the enhanced scroll bar that had been added in 2013. (this could be tested in productivity power tools)

              I imagine it could look like this for an example:

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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 21 votes
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                • Add the LoadTestRunId to the Load Test Summary page

                  I would like to find the LoadTestRunId easily on the Load Test Summary page.

                  Currently I have to run an SQL query on the loadtest results such as

                  SELECT * FROM [LoadTest2010].[dbo].[LoadTestRun]
                  where StartTime >= '2013-08-12T00:00:00.000' AND StartTime <= '2013-09-12T00:00:00.000'

                  to find each LoadTestRunId I want to use before I can make my reports on the loadtest results using MSBIDS.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

                    Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Generic pointers

                      It would be great to have generic pointers within C#.

                      It is quite painful to have the function written for double, byte...

                      e.g.

                      private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<byte> m) {//do the job}
                      private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<int> m) {//do the job}
                      ...

                      instead of
                      private unsafe Matrix<float> Cast<T>( Matrix<T> m)
                      {
                      T* mPtr = m.Ptr;

                      //do the job
                      }

                      The CIL and thus CLR itself supports generic pointers. Why would not C# also ?

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                        Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Replace "Open Command Prompt" with "Open Git Shell" in Team Explorer for Git based repositories

                          Which should open a PowerShell + Posh-Git console instead of a regular DOS-Shell console. This way it will be easier to work with Git repositories from a command line. Also take a look how "Git Shell" works in "GitHub for Windows" application. We need exactly the same thing which can be opened right from Visual Studio, or even better a PowerShell-based console which would be opened in one of Visual Studio windows (similar to NuGet)

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Regarding Enum class property

                            Hi ,

                            right now we can not create enum class for separate projects.

                            we know that mostly we use enum classs as it is used in more than one project.

                            but different project has different scenario. some project needs all enum fields but other project does not need some properties.

                            for example .

                            there is Passenger Class enum in TestCommon project.

                            now we are using same reference in TestWebApi Project and TestWcfService Project

                            but in TestWebApi Project We need only flight and Car .

                            when in TestWcfService Project we need Flight, Car and Hotel.

                            right now we need to add…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display return types in MSDN docs

                              The return type is a very important part of the signature, so in a page such as http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directory_methods.aspx , return types should be displayed for all methods.

                              MSDN pages for F# modules already do this (e.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee353738.aspx ), so why not do it for the entire .NET documentation?

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                              • Make it easier to scroll in the designer

                                At the moment the mouse wheel controls vertical scrolling and ctrl-mouse wheel controls horizontal scrolling, there should be a pull or pan option, when holding right or middle click.

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                                • Add the ability to run or emulate a single form from the desinger.

                                  It would be nice to be able to debug a single form straight from the designer to test code you have added to make the UI function. It is annoying having to modify which form is run at the entry point.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • to allow you to be able to rename a server

                                    I think you should be able to rename a *.visualstudio.com TFS server.

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                                    • control the maximum idle time of a connection in the ado.net pool (mainly SqlClient)

                                      in cloud scenarios, there are multiple worker roles all connecting to a shared database. each worker role has a connection pool which ado.net maintains internally.
                                      now, if my sql db allows a maximum of 180 connections; one option is to configure the connection string for each worker role to allow 180/n connections. But, this approach doesn't gel well when I want to scale up or scale down - I don't want to have to keep touching the connection string.
                                      As I scale out (due to CPU requirements of my service), more and more connections become idle in the per-worker-role connection…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • agricultural activities

                                        easy implementations for farmers

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow iteration change from Workboard

                                          We only allow one Team Project per department/functional area. This means there are usually 10 or 20 projects/solutions in one Team Project. The problem is that each of these projects can have sprints going on at the same time. But only administrators can change the sprint from TFS Web Client and then everyone else will only see that iteration on the workboar.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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