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  1. To help TFS with sharing, add something like shortcut or symbolic link item

    As TFS doesn't like to share between branches, I suggest a new item type that works like a shortcut or symbolic link, except it also specifies version. You could then add these items as needed, and point them to some other folder/file in your TFS system. When you do a get, it would automatically retrieve the specified version of the file into your workspace (could always be latest, or could stick at some specific version until you change the link). Probably would not allow updates via this path (ie, update the original only), but that might be an option.

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      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow check-in upon completion of code review.

      When completing a code review I would like the ability to check-in the review. I would be really nice if I could configure it to automatically check-in the change set based on the feedback from the reviewer. For example if the reviewer gave a "looks good" feedback, it would just check it in.

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          15 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include tools for importing from Jira and other issue tracking tools

          Many companies use Jira and having a pain free transition process would enable them to move quickly to a far superior solution!

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            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

            Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix TF31003; ability to connect with multiple accounts

              Error TF31003 is a real problem, Bing/Google it to find how many people struggle with using multiple accounts with the Team Foundation Service.

              Once you have signed in with a Microsoft Account, it will be used for all connected servers, and accessing a server that does not have access to the server - obviously - will get this error. There is a Sign Out and Sign In button on the Connect to Team Foundation Service dialog in Visual Studio 2012, but it doesn't work!

              You will need to open Internet Explorer, go to a site that uses a Microsoft Account,…

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

                Roslyn has existed for years. Are we ever going to see its release?

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • The letter "L" is omitted in "backlog"

                  I'm so sorry, I had a bad UX on sending this extremely little bug on "Visual Studio Connect" that I'm posting this here. I clicked submit button several times without any result.

                  - VS TFS 2012 Update 3
                  - Under Work > Backlog > Product Backlog

                  1. Open an PBI work item by double clicking on
                  2. Change the value of "Backlog Priority" field
                  3. Click "Save and Close"
                  4. You'll see a yellow box with the message:

                  You changed the field used for backog ordering. You must refresh your backlog to see the item in the new location. Refresh…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • i want add few descriptions in Data Model Designer

                    Sad but true i found out that there is no support for annotations (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/cc716685%28v=vs.100%29.aspx "The following are Entity Framework features that are not currently supported by the Entity Designer. [...] Annotations [...]")

                    I just want to add a few descriptions...

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Strong name signing with password

                      If you want to sign a project with a password protected key the build will fail using the Hosted Build Controller with the following message:

                      C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.Common.targets(2482,5): error MSB3325: Cannot import the following key file: file.pfx. The key file may be password protected. To correct this, try to import the certificate again or manually install the certificate to the Strong Name CSP with the following key container name: VS_KEY_1A2B3C4D5E6F1A2B [C:\a\src\projectName\projectName.csproj]

                      I would like to see an option that allows to upload certificates to the server / manually install the certificate in the Strong Name CSP. So we can build strong named…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS 2012 - Possibility to have more than one build controller in the same server

                        The MSDN documentation suggest to have one build controller in one machine for each team project collection, but if i have 100 different projects, i must have 100 buids controllers in 100 machines (Servers) ?

                        I suggest the possibility to have more than one build controller in the same machine/server.

                        Thanks

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow test case "result" to be queried

                          allow test cases to be queried with their pass fail status in the standard query generator. we need to be able to query tasks and bugs and see if all linked test cases have passed to allow the top level item to be set to "done"

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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Link a Storyboard to a Feature

                            I would like the ability to link a Storyboard directly to the new "Feature" item like you can when you create a new PBI.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable support for color themes for custom colorable items in the text editor in 3rd party extensions.

                              Currently 3rd party extensions do not have a way to provide theme-dependent color and font settings for custom colorable items they register with the VS editor (here's a relevant discussion on MSDN forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e46318aa-7652-4e5d-8836-d1bc80006f8e/language-service-support-for-color-themes-in-custom-colorable-items)

                              It would be nice to enable 3rd party language services to provide full support for color themes to make their integration with the VS shell totally seamless

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement mulmod intrinsic on Intel x64

                                We can perform efficient multiply modulo of 64-bit numbers on Intel x64. Example in pseudo assembly:

                                mov rax,a
                                mul b // multiplies a*b, result in rdx:rax
                                div c // a*b/c in rdx, a*b mod c in rax

                                See e.g. this stack overflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8453146/128-bit-division-intrinsic-in-visual-c

                                Unfortunately, Visual C++ for 64-bit CPUs lacks inline assembly and such intrinsic, so it's difficult to use this great trick. Please add mulmod intrinsic.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please do something with your intellisense technology it just sucks

                                  it doesnt helps, doesnt works, its a ********!!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add C++14 generic lambdas

                                        It would be great to add all the C++14 features:
                                        One that makes it really nice is the generic lambdas.

                                        e.g.
                                        auto Identity = [](auto a) { return a; };
                                        int three = Identity(3);
                                        char const* hello = Identity("hello");

                                        See paper.
                                        http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2013/n3649.html

                                        See also Draft for C++1y http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2013/n3690.pdf

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ligtswitch IIS Deployment

                                          Automatically create a default.html during deployment to IIS.
                                          Currently due to the addition of the HTML Client , the default.html on the website root folder, was omitted (In V2 &V3).

                                          From the human engineering perspective, nothing should lead to a "Black hole". It looks to developers, deploying new updates to IIS, like something broke, when in fact it was by a "Hidden" Design.

                                          At the very least , post some kind of a Notice/ Warning to the developer, about this issue, during the deployment process.

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