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  1. User Activity Stream

    Many other project management systems provide the ability to view all activity of a specific user within that system. For TFS, this could be taken even a step higher since it also controls source control.

    This would essentially allow you to, at a glance, view your (or a specific users) source control history (check-ins, merges, etc) and modifications to work items/tasks, ordered by the date they occurred.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "Build Startup Project" command

      It should build projects the same way as in "Launch startup project", except no launch. Since currently there is no command, it's not possible to bind a shortcut. With removal of macros in VS2012, the only way to achieve this is to write a custom extension...

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please add a skin to VS 2012 so uit looks like 2010 so I can finally upgrade! Why did Microsoft ruin Visual Studio?

          Please add a skin to VS 2012 so uit looks like 2010 so I can finally upgrade! Why did Microsoft ruin Visual Studio?

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Creating VMs as part of Integrated build.

            We need to have the facility to create automatic VMs depends on the build configurations and deploy the builds on the VMs for integration testing. Currently we are preparing the required number of VMs before firing the build and deleting the VMs manually once the release deployment and testing completes. This require lot of manual intervention in integrated build deployment process.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Deleting a project

              Is there any chance to delete an existing project on tfs.visualstudio.com?

              Regards
              Stefan

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow work items to be moved from one team project to another

                Life will be much easier in TFS if work items can be moved from one team project to another (within team collection) just like source code files/folders.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Test Tools in VS 2012 - Merge UIMap Actions into One Method

                  Within the UIMap there is a function that will split a UI Action into 2 methods. What I would like to do is just the opposite. Due to the instability of the Coded UI Test Builder, and the unpredictability of playback I have many Methods in the UIMap that I would like to merge into 1 Method.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let me get back to where I was after I "go to definition".

                    Put a special bookmark when I "go to definition" so that I can cleanly get back exactly to where I was. If I "go to definition" again, push another location onto a stack. This is slightly supported today, but not nicely at all.
                    Put Mads Kristensen on this and it'll be beautifully integrated.

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                      4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back classic Visual Studio

                      You have made Visual Studio 2012 more difficult to use by making it low-contrast and flat-gray. It really hurts my eyes. As a person who makes his living using this tool 8+ hours a day, you have made a complete mess of it. It’s not a bloody art project, it’s a tool we use to get a job done. And don’t pretend that the “Themes” make it better. If you keep alienating the developer community like this Google and Oracle are going to eat you alive. Metro my foot. Give me Windows 7 and VS 2010; all I want is…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support CTRL-0 to reset zoom

                        There seems a be some odd series of keystrokes that cause the text in code windows to get zoomed in and out accidentally, I see this all the time on multiple machines.

                        Some ways to fix this are to click on the Zoom dropdown in the corner of the window or to hold the CTRL button and spin the mouse wheel. Both of these options are annoying because they force you to use the mouse.

                        In most web browsers, CTRL-0 is a standardized shortcut for restoring the text to it's original 100% zoom, and it's what a lot of people…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Running Tests on UI Thread for Windows Phone Unit Tests

                          Support UITestMethodAttribute for Windows Phone Unit Test framework to allow running unit tests on the main UI thread.

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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a column to queries showing which the "parent" backlog item is

                            I've created a few queries for finding specific tasks, in certain states, or not assigned etc, but we're currently working with a few backlog items where the subtasks named identically.

                            Instead of having to rename the subtasks, it would be awesome if it was possible to just have a column show which the "parent" backlog item is. That way we can immediately identify which task is which.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add interface delegation

                              When implementing a class which has a composite functionality of other classes (think of multiple inheritance), interfaces are used to mark the signatures of these classes and lots of boilerplate code need to be used to pass the implementation to inner implementations. Easy workaround would be to allow passing whole functionality by using a keyword, which would either generate this boilerplate code internally or do a trick with direct execution. I might suggest "implements" as a keyword as it is used by Delphi.

                              Example:

                              public class Player: IDrawable, IScorable
                              {
                              public IDrawable draw = new PlayerRenderer() implements IDrawable;
                              public IScorable…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have Visual Studio/Azure Import and Translate Access Applictions To Web & Hardware Compliant Formats

                                Since more people use Access as an business applications than Visual Studio & other internet programming technologies more business would be generated for server services if those Access application could be exported to Azure services directly with those Azure services supporting any target hardware platforms... Currently it seems the technology diversification (Asp.Net,VB, C#, F#, WPF, Wndows Forms,.......) creates more of an obstacle to the use of services and products.... Focusing on import and export translators (technology independent) for Access would help assure greater use of the server services by mitigating the need for customers to review all the current technologies…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio Express 2012 Web To Explicitly Support Azure SQL Servers

                                  Seems the subject support would assist users and increase sales for the Azure services. Currently VS Express 2012 Web does not show an option for connecting to an Azure SQL Server by default.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Team Project creation through Eclipse TEE plug-in

                                    Currently through Team Explorer / VS you can create a new Team Project in TFS. Can this feature be included in Eclipse for non-windows developers?

                                    23 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • hlsl

                                      Intellisence support for HLSL.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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