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  1. LS should create fully customizable menus/forms project based on MVVM pattern and provide full use of VS and/or SQL report writer.

    MVVM is the best programming paradigm since visual tools where invented but it is hard to find tools or toolkit to speed up the process of creating views and models. LS could fill this gap in my opinion.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS SharePoint integration - Work item attachments synchronized in SharePoint

      The current TFS/SharePoint Integration is only based on a common view of the "document shared" between the TFS Team Portal and the SharePoint Team Site.

      But if a document needs to be related to a Work Item: The document should be uploaded in the TFS/SP Shared Documents and a hyperlink should be added. (so the SP version control can be used)

      It would be therefore interesting to push forward the integration by:

      Req 1) allowing the TFS user to upload a work item attachment directly in the SharePoint Team Site. (browse folders of SharePoint sites)

      Req 2) adding a SharePoint…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a means, if not yet available, to expose a customer view.

        I would like to be able to create a TFS group, that by default allows only certain views for customers. This could for example, only show product backlog items and certain properties of related tasks, like time elapsed and time remaining.

        Note: This question is for Team Foundation Service but that option was not available.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have a smart Sprint board: background color, Work Item ID and filtering/searching boxes

          Hi,

          It's really difficult to manage the sprint board when there is a lot of data displayed.

          Indeed, currently the sprint board:
          -presents the list of PBI or Bugs (with their related tasks) without distinction. How can we know that this item (with these tasks) is a Bug or a PBI ?
          -presents an ascending list of all PBI or Bugs: only the title is displayed. But how could we find more easily a work item (PBI, Bug or Task) without reading all items listed ?

          It will be therefore more relevant :
          1) to show the background colour (red…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve static analysis for c++

            * Have less false positive,
            * offer compiling performance warnings when headers creates big dependencies than can be removed easily (using refs/ptr and fwd declarations)
            * offer warnings for c++ std style compliance check (for naming of functions, e.g. "bool empty()" const in std not "void empty()"
            * suggest RAII style

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • integrated support of doxygen

              offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Unblock 'Delete' option when, more than 1 Build Definition is selected in Team Explorer under Builds.

                It should be possible to delete more than one Build Definition (Team Explorer\Builds) in VS2012 and VS2013. Such option was available in VS2010 (and it's still available). When comes to VS2012 and VS2013, now when someone is selecting more than 1 Build Definition, Delete option is greyed out. I can still delete multiple B.D. from VS2010, but I want to migrate fully to VS2012 or VS2013.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS 2012 - Possibility to have more than one build controller in the same server

                  The MSDN documentation suggest to have one build controller in one machine for each team project collection, but if i have 100 different projects, i must have 100 buids controllers in 100 machines (Servers) ?

                  I suggest the possibility to have more than one build controller in the same machine/server.

                  Thanks

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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

                    Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

                    Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have a different type of comment that "strikes out" code (puts a line through it).

                      Have a different type of comment that "strikes out" code or comments (puts a line through it). We could use the backtick instead of the apostrophe.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include Web Essentials (as an extension not core) in Visual Studio by default

                        Just like ASP.NET web applications come with NuGet packages for jQuery and KnockoutJS pre-loaded, maybe Visual Studio itself can have Web Essentials extension pre-installed, still as a 3rd party and non-core non-Microsoft extension.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it easier to add people!

                          My friend and I have just created our own accounts, and both tried adding each other by email to rooms and projects, and nothing seems to be happening. It's not clear what we're doing wrong ... ?

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to display original task hours

                            It is important to know the original hours that a developer specified for a task when. Can we display that initial value on the board or task. As time goes buy thw task hours gets reduced daily which is fine of course and expected but you have no way to know after its completed or during progress what the original hours were.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for easy way of associating Excel with new TFS project

                              It is very common to create excel "dashboards" to help teams within an organization work with TFS data in a standard way based on standard principles. It would be great it would be possible to connect an existing Excel Workbook to a new TFS Project.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ip address security in hosted team foundation server

                                i would like to use team foundation server only in my office. It would be great if i can assing this using the hosted version of team foundation server.

                                http://tfs.visualstudio.com/

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix the presentation of the forum threads

                                  Fix the presentation of the forum threads, making them more like Stack Overflow, where the flow of conversations are obvious, and it's easy to find the latest comments.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make StepInto a std::function go directly to the implementation without stepping into std library code.

                                    I have code like this:

                                    #include <functional>
                                    #include <iostream>

                                    void display() {
                                    std::cout << "Hello" << std::endl; // step into should go here
                                    }

                                    int main() {
                                    std::function<void()> f = &display;
                                    f(); // Step into here should go directly to "display()"
                                    }

                                    If I'm sitting on the breakpoint line: "f()" and I do "Step Into", it steps into a bunch of std library code and I have to keep doing Step Into many times before eventually stepping into the implementation of my function. It's worse if the function signature involves lots of arguments because you also have to step over…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • formalize the hang-over process (for Agile/Scrum)

                                      Inevitably there are a few stories that are not completed by the end of a sprint or iteration. If you move these stories to the backlog, you lose the immediate knowledge that it was worked on in a specific sprint by a person. You also lose tracking which tasks were completed in which sprint. Our solution is to copy the story into the next sprint or backlog, copy tasks that were worked on but have remaining work left, and move tasks that were not worked on at all. This creates continuity between sprints and better metric tracking without resorting to…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add search functionality to the "Items to Build" dialog when editing the build template

                                          Currently we have about 300 projects to build in one of our build templates. Its currently very hard to determine if a project is in the build or not unless your very good at ordering your projects in some specific order. So we have to try scroll through the list to find it. It would be great if you could add some type of search or filter

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