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  1. Have an option to host private Nuget packages on TFS preview

    I love Nuget and TFS preview, but my offsite staff have to map a drive to a network share to get to our local (private) Nuget package store.

    I would love to be able to upload our internal Nuget packages to a private Nuget server within our TFS Preview 'domain'.

    e.g. nuget.myaccount.visualstudio.com

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      6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Free distribute StoryBoarding Add-In

      If you want to use TFS / TFService as in the development of Java,
      it can not obtain the storyboard feature.
      High usage of Office 2010 or later even if not in possession of a Visual Studio.
      Storyboard If available, a large benefit for the project development team.
      Well as the development team, it is easier to take advantage of TFS unified company-wide

      ※Sorry, Use machine translation

      (Japanese)
      Java での開発のように TFS/TFService を Visual Studio 無で利用する場合、ストーリーボード機能を入手できない。
      Visual Studio を所持していなくとも Office 2010 以降の利用率が高い。
      ストーリーボードが利用できれば、開発プロジェクトチームにとってメリットが大きい。
      開発チームだけでなく全社で TFS を利用するよう統一も進めやすくなる

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Set Favorites in the Solution Context Menu

        I think it would be super handy to be able to set favorites in the solution context menu. This would take the context menu item and put it to the top of the list.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I would like to update the Default Tasks created for a work item

          We didn't customize our process before creating the new project.
          We didn't setup the Default task work items before we created the project. Now we want to add this functionality to the project but, I can't figure out how. If I am missing this someplace, please tell me.
          Otherwise it would be great if we could do this with witadmin for starters. Ideally it would if we could auto generate different groups of task for PBIs vs. BUGs.

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          • Copy ALL open file paths

            Provide copy to copy ALL open file paths when right-clicking on an open file's tab

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for different end-point and instance size configurations within the same web role

              When creating a website in azure, we often want to have multiple environments for developing azure-based applications. (dev, test, etc.) In order to make this more affordable, we'd like the ability to use smaller instance sizes and end-point configurations when deploying an Azure Cloud Service Project to an Azure environment. Currently you cannot configure multiple instance type configurations for the same role.

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                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use

                Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use by major developers.

                Currently 14 languages are packed as a single bundle. I had to download these entire languages, even if i dont use at any given time of my life.

                Thus, please provided English version fo any such updates as a seperate download

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement WIT Editor in VisualStudio.com

                  It would be nice to allow your customers to design the Work Item Template right in VisualStudio.com, instead of having to witadmin.

                  This also includes being able to update transitions and states, right in VisualStudio.com.

                  Furthermore, the templates that are used to define forms and layouts are saved in arbitrary (and antiquated) xml and should be updated to use Xaml to reflect actual serialized CLR objects that can be extended and customized in an editor with built-in intellisense (in Visual Studio itself).

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Refactor in ASP.NET MVC Views

                    The "Refactor" menu option is not available in View files in an ASP.NET MVC solution (CSHTML).

                    It would be fantastic if I could highlight code within a Razor View and get Visual Studio to refactor this into a new partial view.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make a portable Feedback Client Version

                      It would be very helpful to have a portable Version of the Feedback Client.

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow running Windows Phone 8 Emulator on Non Hyper V laptops

                        Many power Core2Duo laptops could run virtual machines with no pain. It is weird that WP8 emulator runs only on hyper V laptops. We hope you can allow emulator to run on older PCs as it was for WP7.

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                          3 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow to disable default snippets in Code Snippets Manager.

                          For example I am very annoyed with the else.snippet and had to manually delete it from my drive.
                          I am often adding comments after an else in the same line, and pressing tab results in those braces I don't want.
                          Further, even if I keep deleting those and hitting tab again, they keep showing up. At least add some basic detecting to it like Word as, to supress formatting if the user keeps removing it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Track rule violations by person by day/check in.

                            Track rule violations by person by day/check in. Provide feedback to person so person can learn most common violations that person or team does. Graph over time/check ins.

                            Helps to train users for individual violations.

                            Can help when new rule introduced – see who has an issue.

                            Helps self learning and to code better.

                            Some code analysis generates too many errors. Need 10 most common to check.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow declaration after "is" keyword in "if" statement

                              The following statement has become frequent while coding, so much that being a two-liner is becoming an annoyance:

                              var t = o as T;
                              if (t != null) { ... }

                              A convenient approach to inline this would be:

                              if (o is T t) { ... }

                              Instead of appalling alternative of an assignment-in-if (which would create a myriad of use-cases to cover):

                              if ((var t = o as T) != null) { ... }

                              For reference, a highly upvoted StackOverflow question which covers the matter and proves its frequent use:
                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7113347/c-sharp-assignment-in-an-if-statement

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The IEBHO.pdb for the visual studio 2012 are not loading on the internet explorer

                                Just getting explorer error, when i click on the internet explorer.
                                The IEBHO.pdb for the visual studio 2012 are not loading

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save collapsed code and restore it

                                  When I have a perfect look to my source code, I would like to store it easily and then restore it when needed or when I open the file next time. The problem is that searching in file will expand the collapsed code to see the result - but afterwards I'd like to have my old look again.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remember the last view in the TFS dashboard

                                    This is a simple one. When using the TFS web page (visualstudio.com), I use continuosly the board page, but only the 'team members' view. But the default view is the 'backlog items' view, so I have to switch manually each time I come back.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow grouping tests in test explorer with more options

                                      For projects with large sets of tests, updating them all with new Traits is very costly. Develop a plugin that can be installed to allow for "legacy" options. Some of the enhancements that have been made to 2012 are not good for well-established projects

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • [TFS Team Query] Provide non-admin user customization - columns, column order, sorted column(s)

                                        By default, only TFS Project Administrators have permissions to change any aspect of a TFS Team Query. This makes sense for specifying the query criteria and maybe limiting the columns able to be displayed by the Contributor users.

                                        BUT... each user with read access to the query should be able to customize their view of the query results. They should be able to save how they want the query sorted by default. They should be able to save which columns and in which order they want those columns in the query results grid.

                                        It is a hassle to re-sort or…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Temporary projects disabled by default

                                          Visual Studio temporary (not saved) projects is a misconcept and lead returning users to lost of work.

                                          Saving (Ctrl+S) MUST maintain is universal sense of PERSISTING the developmer work, no matter what.

                                          Unintentionally closing Visual Studio lead me to lost days of work. Frustration took over and VS cease to be the dream IDE it used to be.

                                          I was unable to recober from backup project folder, temporary folder or even undelete the files from disk.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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