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  1. control the maximum idle time of a connection in the ado.net pool (mainly SqlClient)

    in cloud scenarios, there are multiple worker roles all connecting to a shared database. each worker role has a connection pool which ado.net maintains internally.
    now, if my sql db allows a maximum of 180 connections; one option is to configure the connection string for each worker role to allow 180/n connections. But, this approach doesn't gel well when I want to scale up or scale down - I don't want to have to keep touching the connection string.
    As I scale out (due to CPU requirements of my service), more and more connections become idle in the per-worker-role connection…

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • agricultural activities

      easy implementations for farmers

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow iteration change from Workboard

        We only allow one Team Project per department/functional area. This means there are usually 10 or 20 projects/solutions in one Team Project. The problem is that each of these projects can have sprints going on at the same time. But only administrators can change the sprint from TFS Web Client and then everyone else will only see that iteration on the workboar.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Extend BuildNotification.exe to allow "claiming the build"

          Right now, the BuildNotication.exe file only allows for one way communication: anyone running the tool can see the status of the builds that they have subscribed to.

          Other build systems have the ability to "claim the build" through the their version of the tool that gives status. Examples of this are Open Source options such as Jenkins/Hudson or CruiseControl.NET or paid options such as JetBrains TeamCity.

          The concept behind "claiming a build" is the idea that someone has taken responsibility to investigate (and if they can) fix the build. By someone "claiming the build", in essence that person is saying…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make existing Visual Studio visual designer and extensible enough to be available for other programming language such as F# as well

            I don't know how to write this suggestions clearer than the current title. I'll try to explain the background of this suggestions
            This is the current situations in VS 2012:
            1. F# has included as one of first class language since VS 2010
            2. F# user base has grown larger than before, thanks to #1, Microsoft! But unfortunately? (read next)
            3. Can't create ASP.NET project template using F# other than C# or VB.
            4. Can't create WPF (hence Silverlight) project visually using F# (again, other than using C# or VB)
            5. Can't create visual Windows Store app using F#, just…

            38 votes
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              2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add VSTO support for MS Access.

              Without VSTO for Access it is near to impossible to implement extended Coded UI Tests for Access. That seems to be the only valid way to create automated UI Tests for MS Access!

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • PowerShell Interop

                The current way of creating a powershell session and invoking cmdlets is very clunky and late binding / reflection like. It would be nice if C#/.NET/VS had a language integrated approach of adding a referene to a PowerShell cmdlet and calling it in a fully typed way.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-suggest implementations for (interface) parameters.

                  API designers are dissuaded from using Interfaces because users cannot benefit from auto-complete for parameters or the `new` keyword.

                  This is catastrophe in a runtime that doesn't support implicit interfaces and with a userbase that is drugged out on Intellisense and autocomplete.

                  Let us designate recommended implementations with either XML documentation or parameter attributes, so we can use interfaces properly while keeping our API users happy.

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Discoverable Work Item IDs in Team Rooms

                    Using hashtag-style work item IDs provides links to those work items, but you don't always know the ID off the top of your head.

                    It would be nice to have discoverability of work item IDs, perhaps as an intellisense-style popup when you hit the # key.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • need a true 64-bit cross compiler / cross linker.

                      Some projects are so large that the 32-bit linker exhausts the entire process's address space when doing a link, particularly in the presence of link time code generation. The 64-bit version of link.exe should be able to receive as input 32-bit OBJ files and output a 32-bit executable.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application Template

                        Keep ASP.NET MVC 3, ASP.NET MVC 4 templates in Visual Studio 2013. Try to make ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application template similar to earlier MVC Application templates. Now in Visual Studio 2013 we have to navigate through ASP.NET Web application then have to select MVC. There is no templates for MVC 3 or MVC 4.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow TFS task board to show Tasks without parent

                          Currently the TFS task board only shows me Tasks (Bugs, Issues or whatever I configure), that have a parent User Story.

                          In out workflow Bugs and Issues don't need a parent User Story, but they won't show up in the task board if they haven't.

                          I would like to have an option, that the task board shows me all work items in the current iteration, even if they don't have a parent User Story.

                          45 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Copy charts when save as query

                            When try to 'save as' query ( copy from old query ), i need to copy charts as well.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Run a mumble server on TF

                              It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

                              9 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Customize GIT Process template to run multiple tests

                                Based on this blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/02/12/run-ci-builds-in-your-git-team-project.aspx ), we are not allowed create more than one test run in a Git team project.

                                But it seems to be a very big limitation. See this case: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1d175e5a-088c-4157-817a-1794af278462/customizing-process-template-git

                                It is better if we can also create many test runs in the GIT team project.

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Partial Properties. Seperate Logic from "Structure" as in Entity Framework

                                  Recently I have been getting into Entity Framework, but don't like the idea that some of the Entity classes are doing somewhat too much.

                                  To fix this, I wanted to make my Entity class file partial, and implement the data access functionality away from the other aspects of the class.

                                  While I was doing that, I figured it would be greatly beneficial to make my properties partial, and have the implementation away from the Annotations!! This would clear up the files and allow separation of concerns. Because of Entity Framework (and not liking the format for auto-generated annotations) you have…

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX

                                    Microsoft Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX. Like the features in the testing tool ‘AXeptance - http://www.axeptance.com/’ specially used for creating and executing automated tests in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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                                    • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

                                      When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deploy SSIS Packages developed using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012 to either SQL2008R2 or SQL 2012

                                        Ability to choose the deployment target environment for SSIS Packages either SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012 similar to the functionality that SSRS has. This necessary to help larger shops transition from SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2012 without having to upgrade all production systems at once.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • code convertor

                                          convert sql statement between C# and Sqlserver

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