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  1. Team Foundation Server web dashboard should allow more space for pinning tiles

    The main web landing page / dashboard for team projects hosted by both TFService and TFServer allows too little real estate for pinning tiles with project information, such as charts, custom queries and build reports. When viewing this page in a high resolution monitor, approx 1/2 of the screen is wasted. Ideally, the whole width of the page would work like the "pinned items" section. This would allow users to drag and drop pinned items anywhere on the dashboard, thereby offering much more information about project status, at a glance.

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    • Add Story Point burndown to dashboard and reports

      Add a burn down for User Story's with Story Points to:
      - Project Dashboard
      - Reports (Project Management similar to Burndown and Burn Rate)

      We use Story Points on User Stories and Hours on Tasks. This means we have:
      - A project burndown based on story points
      - An iteration burndown based on hours

      In Iteration 0, we take a first pass to create all known User Story's assign each Story Points. This allows a project burn down based on Story Points. This feature is missing in TFS 2012.

      At the start of each iteration (1 and onward), we create…

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      • Add TFS Service Support to Visual Studio Code Lens Feature

        Currently, Visual Studio 2013 Code Lens feature supports only TFS Server. Please implement TFS Service support to code lens.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Native barcode report item/support for SSRS RDLC/RDL Designer

          Almost everyone reporting tools have barcode support itselft. Why SSRS use thrid party ones. We don't want to switch to other reporting tools because labsent of this. We also don't want to buy any third party barcode tools. We have payed so high price for visual studio. Why cannot get barcode support.

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            1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Double click on a Windows Service class should show code, not the designer

            I am not sure why anyone ever thought double clicking on a Windows Service should show the designer, there is nothing to design.

            If you click on the file in Solution Explorer Visual Studio should show the code as I have never had a need to see the designer, but I always need to see the code.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ablility to see the completed hours along with remaining hours for a story

              I was able to add the orig estimate and the completed columns to the workitems query but only the remaining work hours is displayed for the story. The story board has same, shows only remaining hours. I’m being asked about progress on a particular effort and I cannot quickly obtain the completed hours, looks like I need to manually add each task up. Do you know if there is a way to get hours at the story level?

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              • Stop deleting "unneeded" colspan tags from code, or add an off button for the functionality.

                Right now, if you have a table with one row having 1 column, and inside of it, a repeater with 2 columns that creates rows, visual studio doesn't seem to let you make a colspan="2" tag for the top row. Once you hit save, it deletes the colspan attribute. There seems to be no "off switch" for this functionality. Please add one.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have Different Versions Of Visual Studio Share Help Content

                  When upgrading from Visual Studio 2012 to Visual Studio 2013, I retained my Visual Studio 2012 installation, which includes all the help files. Certain help files from 2012 are no longer available in 2013 (such as the old .NET files), but some ARE. I have 9GB of content and would prefer if all versions of Visual Studio could use the same folder for help content instead of
                  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio11 for 2012
                  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio12 for 2013
                  and so forth...
                  Why not just place ALL help content in
                  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio
                  instead of forcing us to double-download or duplicate the files into a different place? If…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a previous button to Visual Studio for the "Go To Definition" feature.

                    It would be very nice if Visual Studio had navigation buttons to allow us to go back (or unwind) from where we land when we use the "Go To Definition" feature.

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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Test Plan / Test Suite: Reset back to active

                      ATM it is just possible to reset a Test Case back to active when you are in a Suite.
                      You can not go on a Test Suite and reset all Test Cases which are located underneath the Test Suite (plus Sub-Test Suite).

                      We have a quit deep sturcture in our Test Plan and we have to test this Test Plan several times per Software Version.
                      Everytime we start a new test we have to reset the Test Case test status back to active and we have to do it one by one. (We are talking about 60 Test Suites á…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

                        In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
                        CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

                        Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

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                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add properties to Entity Data Model designer that map to DataAnnotations attributes

                          Currently, there's no simple way to add data annotation attributes (from System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace) to EF entities if you use code generation. You have to use metadata classes to prevent overwriting of your data annotations upon code regeneration.

                          It would be nice if you added properties to the Entity Data Model designer property sheet that allow us to specify attributes like "Required", "DisplayName", "UIHint", "Range", etc. for entity properties. This would allow code generation templates themselves to embed data annotations directly into the generated code.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IN app purchase for product with large catalog of offers

                            This is what is said in an article titled “How to manage a large catalog of in-app offers (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)” in “How-to” session of “Dev Center- Window Store Apps”

                            As mentioned earlier, the Windows Store only uses provided offer info to populate the PurchaseResults, and does not create a persistent association between a large catalog offer and Windows Store product listing. As a result you need to track user entitlement for large catalog offers, and provide offer-specific context (such as the name of the item being purchased or details about it) to the user outside…

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Include an option in the build process template to Importing Automated Tests into Test Cases

                              it is currently done by tcm command, but could automatically done if we are able to do it into the build process template. The workaround used by us right now is add a script after Test Runner, the scripts conaints the tcm testcase command, the problem is a TFS user is required to perform this action, so it is needed to write into the script the user name and password, but this is undesirable.

                              Thank you very much.

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                              • prevent normal users from accessing the admin section in TFS

                                In Team Web Access, why are "normal" working members of the team even allowed to see the links for "Manage Server", or allowed to enter the admin section of the website?? Obviously, I can prevent that by making them limited users, but then they are unable to work with the back log items or with the team rooms.

                                Noone except people who are marked as TFS administrators should be able to access the admin section of the Team Web site.

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                                • Burndown chart should use the capacity of the team for the ideal trend

                                  It would be nice if the team's capacity is used for calculating the ideal trend within the burndown chart.

                                  Whenever one or more parttime team members are involved, the burndown is not 'reliable' / accurate enough to use.

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                                  • Import from TFS on premise to TFS Service

                                    We use on premise TFS 2012 for source control - would like to move this to the cloud based TFS Services.

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                                    • committed items should not appear on product backlog

                                      We're using SCRUM and we need urgently return to see how we saw before upgrade.

                                      We need submit only the items that are in new and approved states, because of the how way it is, impairs vision and prioritizing product backlog items.

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                                      • add a static method GetInstance(..) to System.IO.FileSystemInfo

                                        It would be goot to have a method like this on System.IO.FileSystemInfo that returns either a FileInfo or a DirectoryInfo:

                                        public static FileSystemInfo GetInstance(string path) {
                                        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(path)) throw new ArgumentNullException("path");
                                        path = Path.GetFullPath(path);
                                        if (Directory.Exists(path)) return new DirectoryInfo(path);
                                        return new FileInfo(path);
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring Back Private Accessor

                                          Deprecated with VS 2012, I think the work suggestions around are not really handy (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh507838.aspx).

                                          Using PrivateObject is not really productive. In case you need to rename a method, you have to do a String.Replace. Not type safe, no IntelliSense support.

                                          To create a reflection framework by myself does not seem to be a valid option. Who has the time to build up the required knowledge and support the framework?

                                          Declaring the code needed by the test as internal and use InternalsVisibleToAttribute means to soften my initial intention on who should be able to access the code. When…

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