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  1. Can we make an alert for specific query in TFS or Can we customize alert to get a single mail for multiple changes.

    When i create an alert with the help of Power tool, i receive bulks of mail in my inbox. Is there any way through which i can make an alert for bulk editing or alert for changes in specific query.

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    • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

      VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow modifications to what fields display on the items in the Kanban Board in Web Access

        I would like to be able to display additional field values of work items that display on the Kanban Board. It would be useful to display the type (like 'standard work' or 'expedite') of card as well as additional fields (like Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedDate) on our PBI work item type that would be useful from this view. Our team uses this virtual board a lot to manage ourselves. As our process changes and additional info on items are needed, we are very limited in what we can show on cards at a glance without actually clicking on the card to display the…

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        • 1 vote
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          • Create a zero-pause garbage collector

            Create a zero-pause garbage collector that sacrifices throughput in order to reduce/remove stop-the-world pauses.

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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Command Prompt Window(Console)

              Please add command prompt windows to visual studio other windows to access command prompt(cmd.exe) and developer command prompt in visual studio and can show console application output in this window and can easily access windows commands.

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                2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better grouping for tabs

                When opening a xaml file of a control or window there is the the *.xaml tab. The code-behind is an extra tab. When working with more controls and windows the tab list becomes full very fast.

                My idea is to group xaml and code-behind tabs, by placeing sub-tabs or buttons within a tab to switch between code-behind and xaml. This would reduce the number of "major-tabs" and thereby enhance the clearness of the UI.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow reporting on test case execution/results across test plans.

                  We create a unique test plan for version/patch of our product, for granular test results. It's easy to get the most current results for a specific test case in a singular test plan, but I cannot determine within the IDE/Web portal if a test case passed/failed in a previous version easily without first opening that corresponding test plan and searching for that test case.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Testing app in real windows phone 8

                    I develop an app and i want to see it how it works in my WP8. I put it on my SD card and i can not install it over Store app.

                    So my idea is to do something and let us install and test our app on our phones. You can do this by embeding our WP8 profile into the app, just for testing in order to forbid installing it on opther phones. I hope yopu can get this info about our phone over the Microsoft account which is used in our phone.

                    For example i am loged in…

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable the IntelliSense for a specific folder in VS IDE.

                      We want to disable the IntelliSense to ignore a specific folder in VS IDE.

                      See:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c11387

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Keyboard macros.

                        Where are the keyboard macros gone? Recording and playing back keyboard actions are very important in formatting large chunks of text.

                        Going around the problem by using 3rd party solutions, such as Notepad++ is quite suboptimal.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sorting text

                          Sort lines in selection by ascending or descending order.
                          When you declare more than a few member variables, it would be nice to be able to sort them. For C++ it's preferred to initialize in the order of declaration. Where this feature would help a lot, especially when adding more members at a later time.
                          Or simply for sorting enums.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

                            Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

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                            • Add SVN support.

                              It would be great if you added a SVN support! Git is great, but still a lot of use SVN everyday. Thanks!

                              16 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make SQL Server Not Allow You To Create Stored Procedures For Tables That Aren't In The DB

                                If there is a SQL Server User Voice I will post it there, but I cannot find it so I will post it here:

                                I manage many SQL Servers, and sometimes the names are very similar and when I open an SQL file to update my procedures it lets me execute the Create Procedure statements and it adds all the procedures but they are for the wrong database.

                                I have to manually remove them which can be a pain when there are 100's of procedures sometimes.

                                A simple (The table or view 'xyz' is not found would do).

                                If you…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Option in VS to display Code Reviews from Multiple projects

                                  I really would like to have an option to see code reviews in My Work -> Code Reviews from MULTIPLE projects in the same Project Collection. Example: I separated SSDT SQL Projects from ASP/MVC project for security reasons. However, those working on both and with permissions to SSDT project constantly need to switch between projects for code reviews. While it does not seem too much of an effort, when you work in a pressure environment and have to do it VERY frequently, it does become very annoying to say the least. It would be great to have, say check boxes…

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                                  • Expose the standard BSD socket functions to Windows Store applications

                                    Expose the standard BSD socket functions to Windows Store applications. This will allow for easier porting and sharing of socket code with other platforms.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Help us build on account and applications synchronization.

                                      In the gaming world, ( single user price == Office 365), game play services are synchronized for best user experience but in the document world, Office desk applications need to be rebuilt for online experience synchronization, to help people work with an increased number of applications, file reuse for, server, Web, or Apps development. Office 365 inflexibility when coding site forces 10 free sites at Azure, yet the service, is Azure. Lack of assurance that Azure will maintain 10 free site services, will keep from transferring host names or external site services. Visual Studio online provide for 5 free users…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow code to be dropped onto the Immediate Window

                                        The Immediate Window currently does not allow any drop operations.

                                        Can you please make it accept text drag&drop like a regular text view?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • can CUIT support testing two applications that are on different computers within one test case, and steps rely on each app's test result?

                                          can CUIT support testing two applications that are on different computers within one test case, and steps rely on each app's test result?

                                          two applications are resided on two computers. e.g. App1 on Comp1, and App2 on Comp2. two computers are connected via Ethernet. App1 and App2 talk each other via TCP/IP. is it possible in one CUIT test case implement the scenario that allows to manipulate App1 and App2 simultaneously, and the actions on App1 need to rely on App2's execution result. e.g. click on button A on App1 if label B on App2 == "Sent". thanks.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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