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  1. Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan.

    Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan and providing the ability to add/view test tasks rather than just test cases in the plan. There are many QA tasks outside of running test cases that should be part of the plan.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable steps to be added to a test case work item through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used.

      Enabling the ability to add steps to a test case work item directly through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used would be a great enhancement. It is frustrating to create a test case from VS and then have to edit it through MTM to enter the steps.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • AspNetCompiler does not stop on first error

        I uses AspNetCompiler task to verify syntax of ASPX and CSHTML files. The problem is that if there are many errors (e.g. due to refactoring) AspNetCompiler reports only errors from first invalid file and then does not continue. So, if I have errors in 100 files I have to 100 times build (takes long), open the ASPX file (takes long), fix the error, save, build again and again and again.
        It would be really helpful if AspNetCompiler reports all errors on first run (like C# or VB compilers do). So I can see all of the errors and fix all…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create shorthand notation for boolean expressions

          When writing boolean expressions it would be useful to be able to abbreviate expressions where the left hand side remains the same, but has to be compared to different things.
          As an example, now you have to write something like this:

          name == "John" || name == "Paul" || name == "Ringo"

          This could be shortened to the following

          name == ["John" || "Paul" || "Ringo"]

          Another example would be

          value != null && value != "error" && value != "warning"

          which could be shortened to

          value != [null && "error" && "warning"]

          This is just syntactic sugar, but I…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

            We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

            :-D

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            • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

              With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

              However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Compare tool to ignore whitespace within a line, not just start and end

                The compare tool in VS2013 curently ignores whitespace changes by trimming the end and the start but not within the line of code in C#.

                It would be good if it could be added as an option to ignore whitespace within the line too.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS - Allow more than one iteration to be 'Current'

                  We have a situation where leveraged teams are contributing to more than one iteration (Release, to us) at a time. We'd like the 'Current' iteration shortcut in the Backlog View to either be configurable, or at the least, show more than one iteration.

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                  • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                    Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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                    • license users per group assignments

                      Automate license assignment based on group membership. For example, any member of Group X has "Basic" license. If a user is a member of multiple groups, then the highest access license is applied.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Retire TFS - an antiquated tool

                        I have seldom worked with such a frustrating suite of tools:
                        - TFS web supports features and fields not available in the desktop version
                        - configuration requires changes at the server level - an impractical solution in large enterprise settings
                        - TSF subscription reporting has this "1970s" feel that has us wondering what year it is.
                        - lack of features is glaring in comparison with tools as simple as JIRA and Mingle

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

                          Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support "Playback error" dialog in MTM of VS2013 Update3

                            According to my and other persons tests, MTM which comes with VS2013 Update3 does not support "Playback error" dialog like in MTM 2012. It doesn't have options to continue playback in case error occurs playing back action recording. (MTM2013+Update3 only have "Close" option in case of errors)

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The component list needs some hierarchical structure

                              For software departments that have a large library of solutions that need to be deployed a flat list of components can grow unwieldy very fast. If a solution is for example composed of 10 to 20 components and the department has on the order of 60-100 solutions the list can be between 600 and 2000 items long.

                              10 to 20 components is not neccesarily a large number of components when you have seperate config files for each environment, webservices, database(s) and client components as a part of the solution.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries

                                Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries if these should have been adapted unintentionally / faultily, to be able to produce the raw state again.
                                GOAL: Being able to recognize unintentional / faulty changes and undo again, too.
                                Wish: The solution should know the old condition "before" the change or all changed attributes flat exactly.

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                                • Hierarchy configuration of Portfolio and Backlogs by Team

                                  Hi, I think it will be a good idea to have a different hierarchy configuration for portfolio and backlog by Team.

                                  It is habiltual each team working with a different scope and even with different categories of work items.

                                  One solution might be to give the possibility to edit file ProcessingConfig to assign each <PortfolioBacklog> an attribute of Team or something similar.

                                  Thank's a lot

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                                  • Add highlighting options to the text editor

                                    I love VS, but I often go to bed and wake up the next morning without having any idea of the key items I was working on. It's not a huge problem at all, but it would be a simple and, quite frankly, a nice addition to the IDE.

                                    Not sure how the highlighting would be stored in memory, but you guys are clever.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Find and Replace for Test Steps

                                      As in Excel it would be nice to have a Find and Replace (Strg+F) function. This would make the creation of Test Cases easier.
                                      Sometimes you I copy a Test Case and just have to change one term but in different test steps. ATM I have to do it one by one.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Add eval to LINQ to force evaluation and exit the monad

                                          Surely this is nothing new, but I was unable to find it here...
                                          What I am proposing is to support the following:

                                          from c in “hello”
                                          where Char.IsDigit(c)
                                          select c
                                          eval ToList();

                                          instead of:

                                          (from c in “hello”
                                          where Char.IsDigit(c)
                                          select c).ToList();

                                          where any extension method, e.g. ToArray(), Min(), Max(), First() could be used.

                                          Current solution is not pretty... and often one ends up using extension methods rather than LINQ with the associated limitations and reduced readability.

                                          Imperative programming and deferred evaluation generally speaking don’t mix... I have found the lazy nature of LINQ to be rarely necessary/useful and sometimes…

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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