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  1. the VS2010 IDE UI style should Open

    the VS2010 IDE UI style should Openfor our developers just like VS2008,and Microsoft should Support developers .Net UI,so we can make a Application like VS2010's Style!!!!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow visibility of Test Plan results summary from the Test page in TFS

      Test Manager has a nice results report showing a top level view of a test plan. When accessing test results in TFS, only the status of each test suite is available.
      An overall report is available from the portal site but its not that easy to use - and non technical members of the team just want to easily see the overall picture. Ideally it would be great to have the report available on the project overview page in TFS.

      16 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to add a suite of testcases to a PBI

        When you have a suite of test cases you have to add it 1 test case at a time to a PBI/Bug. you cannot add a suite in one click

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Error List column resize to push columns right

          Every time I have to resize a column I have to shrink five columns to fit it in.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A project where 2 people can on the same time can work

            A project where 2 people on the same time can work like google drive, if a the 1st person types "if" the other person see it when he types it and can edit it, so if the 1st types the code for button1 then can the 2snd code button2 and while the 1st one is typing, the second one see each letter he is typing in the same project. It's like a server, so like google drive if you do that with 2.

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SSIS and versions of VS

              Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a link to parent WI when resolving a WI as a dupe

                When resolving a work item as a duplicate of another the user is forced to enter the "parent" WI id. This should create a parent/child link between the two.

                Not having this allows work items to slip through the cracks when the "parent" item is regressed and no link to the child is found.

                Apparently this is possible in the API, so I don't see why it's not built into the templates for resolving work items as dups.

                http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2010/02/27/tfs-api-part-22-create-link-between-work-item-parent-child-etc/

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

                  The out of the box templates don’t have a “duplicate Id” on the work items. The work item is customized by your organization.

                  However, having a real triage experience is on our backlog, and that would address your suggestion.

                  Ewald Hofman
                  TFS Program Manager

                • Iso_Object_Image_Platform

                  simple it doesn't run on your on-line visual studio

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Code Contracts: make it a real product fully integrated in VS

                    Make it a finished product, please. Not a Beta anymore.

                    - Better performance and more checks for the static analyzer.
                    - Non-beta runtime checks.

                    This is an excellent idea with a good implementation given the limited resources it's had assigned. More and more people are using it hoping that it will become mainstream and officially supported some time soon, but that happy moment doesn't arrive.

                    Make it real for all of us!

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Expan on WIX projects

                      Look, I'm over the whole setup & deployment deployment project, but really think that the ISLE is such a bad replacement.

                      Is it possible to may expand on say the WIX toolset, Perhaps make a nice simple wizard interface? It's one thing to build a nice simple windows app that takes me 2-3hrs, but then I'm spending the same amount of time typing out XML to build the msi for it.

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                        3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

                        The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

                        Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

                        EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
                        @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
                        @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

                        Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

                          The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

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                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

                            SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

                            It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

                            63 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web access - Queriable "Linked to" exisitng workitem window (same as it is in VS)

                              Have queriable window in web access and not only by ID
                              (same window as it is in VS)

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a simple database project for those that only want to save files to source control

                                I prefer to create my deployment scripts with a SQL Compare tool. For development, I just want to be able to check my code into some source control. I essentially want a project similar to SSMS projects. The current database projects in Visual Studio is way to complicated for my scenario. I currently use the blank C++ project for my database work. I would like to see multiple database project templates and one of them match a basic SSMS style project.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

                                  Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

                                  I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In-app & email notification like Asana

                                    Just like Asana, I want to follow any backlog item or feature I'm interest in. Or maybe If the team is still small, I want to be able to follow any changes.

                                    What I mean by follow is getting the pushed notifications, right in TFS also in my inbox email (if I want).

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual studio cloud

                                      Create accounts for visual studio users to keep record of all extensions and settings so that it can be restored if pc was formatted or working from another pc, much like google chrome storing all favorites so that it can be downloaded to any pc when logged in with your accound

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Scrollbar tooltip should be resizable

                                        Scrollbar map mode for the vertical scroll bar in vs2013 lets you have a "Show Preview Tooltip" .... yet provides zero way of letting your resize the tooltip to your own preferential size.

                                        It should also let you set the fontsize for the preview tooltip, ie so i can make it smaller and fit more in.. sometimes just little extra stuff like that goes a long way.

                                        15 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

                                          A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

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                                            28 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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