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  1. Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

    Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

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      6 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Rename Visual Basic to V#

      I believe it is time that the acronym BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) be disassociated from VB.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include fully featured grid control in LightSwitch HTML client

        LightSwitch HTML client grid that includes built in column filter, sort, group, or edit features. Not having this feature is a major barrier to using LightSwitch HTML for LOB applications.

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add folders for Visual F# Projects

          Realted to this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5918534/why-cant-i-add-a-subfolder-in-a-f-project

          When using type providers, you ofen need to keep a static file to declare the type. Having a folder where I keep all of these files (versus scattered in my project's main folder) would be very helpful

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Group solutions by branch in Team Explorer - Home

            When you have multiple solutions in each branch, the list of available solutions for a TFS team project grows pretty quickly. It even says, "There were more solutions found, open them from [here]", which leads to the Source Control Explorer. It would be useful to group the solutions by branch, tree-view style, so that you could pick the right branch first, and then the right solution, because now you often find the right solution first (it's in black instead of gray), but then it's one from the wrong branch.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add heirarchy navigation combos when open .js and .config files

              When opening java script file or configuration file, it will be helpful if there are the top two dropdown menus that we get when opening c# or vb.net classes files

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mark C++ compilation errors in the source code editor

                In VS2013 only Intellisense errors are marked in the source code editor (scrollbar markers, squigglies). It would be nice if the errors from the last build would be similarly marked as well.

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Source control explorer should have a filetype column

                  To assist in finding particular files in source control, the source control explorer should have more configurable columns and extra columns.
                  FileType
                  Number of versions of the file ever
                  Number of versions of the file in this branch
                  CreationDate,
                  LastModifiedBy
                  LastModifiedChangesNumber
                  etc.

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                  • navigate backwards should apply to source control explorer windows

                    when I'm in source control explorer and I navigate to a folder, clicking the back button on the toolbar only navigates in previous source code locations. It does not navigate the source control.

                    Expectation is that SCE is pretty similar to windows explorer and should therefore act similarly.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow a description field to be entered against a manual build

                      Often when doing build modification work I tweak a small change and then need to look at the results. It would be useful to be able to give some sort of reason that a build is being manually run (e.g. "trying again, this time with the FooBar external service started").

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • source control changes to build process parameter changes

                        Currently the Team Build process settings page is pretty much a CRUD screen. The problem with this is that it's very difficult to track why builds have failed over time, what's changed, who changed the settings, etc.

                        It would be nice to see these changes appear in some sort of source controlled fashiion (perhaps as an <ugh>XML</ugh> file).

                        It would be nice to be able to describe why these changes were being made / link them to work items etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Creating Queries - Token for Team

                          There ought to be a token, like @Team, to limit the domain of workitems in a query to only those that fall within the area path (or its substitute) associated with it. I want to write one query to share with all my Teams. @Project limits to team project which is too big. @Team would be just right. TFS already knows what those Team criteria are because it uses that limit when showing backlogs. And there is a Team concept because I can create a Team Query. This would avoid a TON of duplication of work. We have 15 teams.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

                            RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Continue support for winforms, clickonce and running winforms apps in a browser

                              continue support and improvements to Windows Forms, lot of user and investment in this platform that is very stable and well known.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cache last test run so Test Runner can retrieve test results after a reboot or when VS crashes.

                                I realize this may seem dumb from a unit testing standpoint, but I have test runs that can take upwards of four hours to complete... I usually run these overnight and it's frustrating to come into work and not have any test results because of a VS crash.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

                                  App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

                                  69 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Application development without coding

                                    Develop most business and personal applications without coding. Full ANSI92 SQL support. Small footprint, highly extensible. MS version in VB without any additional .dlls or .ocxs. Needs no installation. Lots of examples. Extremely portable. Could use Project Sienna as a wrapper for simple apps. Supports video and sound tooltips, transparency. Create custom apps. Process specs and examples modifiable with notepad.

                                    Can email package to evaluate.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support GCC's __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ preprocessor macro

                                      GCC's __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ macro gives you the current nesting level of the include file you're in.

                                      In my project, I have internal header files intended only to be included in source files and not in any header files so I'm using:

                                      #if __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ != 1
                                      #error Don't include this file in a header file
                                      #endif

                                      as a sanity check. It would be nice if MSVC supported this.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

                                        I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

                                        Ex:

                                        class BaseClass
                                        {
                                        public BaseClass(IDependency d)
                                        {
                                        // ...
                                        }
                                        }

                                        class A : BaseClass
                                        {
                                        public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
                                        {
                                        // Empty intentionally!
                                        }
                                        }

                                        class B : BaseClass
                                        {
                                        public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
                                        {
                                        // Empty intentionally!
                                        }
                                        }

                                        class C : BaseClass
                                        {
                                        public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
                                        {
                                        // Empty intentionally!
                                        }
                                        }

                                        The problem…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • shortcuts in HTML code

                                          While in HTML code view I want to either make some test bold (strong) or italize a word (em), It would be nice to have shortcuts to work in this mode as they do in Design view.

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