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  1. A project where 2 people can on the same time can work

    A project where 2 people on the same time can work like google drive, if a the 1st person types "if" the other person see it when he types it and can edit it, so if the 1st types the code for button1 then can the 2snd code button2 and while the 1st one is typing, the second one see each letter he is typing in the same project. It's like a server, so like google drive if you do that with 2.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SSIS and versions of VS

      Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

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        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a link to parent WI when resolving a WI as a dupe

        When resolving a work item as a duplicate of another the user is forced to enter the "parent" WI id. This should create a parent/child link between the two.

        Not having this allows work items to slip through the cracks when the "parent" item is regressed and no link to the child is found.

        Apparently this is possible in the API, so I don't see why it's not built into the templates for resolving work items as dups.

        http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2010/02/27/tfs-api-part-22-create-link-between-work-item-parent-child-etc/

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          The out of the box templates don’t have a “duplicate Id” on the work items. The work item is customized by your organization.

          However, having a real triage experience is on our backlog, and that would address your suggestion.

          Ewald Hofman
          TFS Program Manager

        • Iso_Object_Image_Platform

          simple it doesn't run on your on-line visual studio

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Code Contracts: make it a real product fully integrated in VS

            Make it a finished product, please. Not a Beta anymore.

            - Better performance and more checks for the static analyzer.
            - Non-beta runtime checks.

            This is an excellent idea with a good implementation given the limited resources it's had assigned. More and more people are using it hoping that it will become mainstream and officially supported some time soon, but that happy moment doesn't arrive.

            Make it real for all of us!

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            • Expan on WIX projects

              Look, I'm over the whole setup & deployment deployment project, but really think that the ISLE is such a bad replacement.

              Is it possible to may expand on say the WIX toolset, Perhaps make a nice simple wizard interface? It's one thing to build a nice simple windows app that takes me 2-3hrs, but then I'm spending the same amount of time typing out XML to build the msi for it.

              16 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

                The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

                Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

                EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
                @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
                @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

                Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

                  The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

                  11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Web access - Queriable "Linked to" exisitng workitem window (same as it is in VS)

                    Have queriable window in web access and not only by ID
                    (same window as it is in VS)

                    5 votes
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                    • Allow users to customise the colors displayed on the TFS 2012 Agile Kanban boards. They are difficult to read with a lot of data

                      Please refer to the thread I posted on MSDN, it explains it all in greater detail:

                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f6c9af99-3f35-4ffc-8719-2401272022c9/how-to-customise-the-kanban-backlog-board-and-graph-colors-in-tfs-2012

                      At the moment with a lot of States the graphs and display just show in numerous shades of blue making it difficult to read

                      30 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a simple database project for those that only want to save files to source control

                        I prefer to create my deployment scripts with a SQL Compare tool. For development, I just want to be able to check my code into some source control. I essentially want a project similar to SSMS projects. The current database projects in Visual Studio is way to complicated for my scenario. I currently use the blank C++ project for my database work. I would like to see multiple database project templates and one of them match a basic SSMS style project.

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                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

                          Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

                          I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In-app & email notification like Asana

                            Just like Asana, I want to follow any backlog item or feature I'm interest in. Or maybe If the team is still small, I want to be able to follow any changes.

                            What I mean by follow is getting the pushed notifications, right in TFS also in my inbox email (if I want).

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                            • Visual studio cloud

                              Create accounts for visual studio users to keep record of all extensions and settings so that it can be restored if pc was formatted or working from another pc, much like google chrome storing all favorites so that it can be downloaded to any pc when logged in with your accound

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Scrollbar tooltip should be resizable

                                Scrollbar map mode for the vertical scroll bar in vs2013 lets you have a "Show Preview Tooltip" .... yet provides zero way of letting your resize the tooltip to your own preferential size.

                                It should also let you set the fontsize for the preview tooltip, ie so i can make it smaller and fit more in.. sometimes just little extra stuff like that goes a long way.

                                15 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity model

                                  Anyone know how to configure the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity framework? Referenced herehttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/arch...-identity- membership-system-for-asp-net-applications.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage and here https://github.com/rustd/AspnetIdentitySample

                                  I like the idea that ASP.NET Identity can be used with all of the ASP.NET frameworks such as ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web Pages, Web API and SignalR, so why not lightswitch?

                                  37 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In Team Explorer allow filter files by a file check out type (e.g. [merge], [delete] etc.)

                                    In Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer became impossible to quickly select the checked out files by the check out type such as [merge], [delete] etc.
                                    Consider the following scenario:
                                    1. There are 2 branches Main & Dev
                                    2. In Dev branch a developer is working on a feature for a few months and have 100+ files checked in.
                                    3. Meanwhile in Main a few hotfixes has been done and checked in.
                                    4. The developer does merging from Main to Dev.
                                    5. Problem: how to check in the only merged files and keep working on the feature in-progress?

                                    History:
                                    In VS2010…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ensure required variables and properties are set during construction when using new T { }

                                      To create a object and assign the initial variables, you currently have to create a constructor (or a factory method) to construct the object.

                                      class Widget
                                      {
                                      public Widget(int a, int b, int c)
                                      {
                                      this.a = a;
                                      this.b = b;
                                      this.c = c;
                                      }
                                      public readonly int a;
                                      public readonly int b;
                                      public readonly int c;
                                      ...
                                      }

                                      Alternatively,

                                      class WidgetFactory
                                      {
                                      public CreateWidget(int a, int b, int c)
                                      {
                                      return new Widget
                                      {
                                      a = a,
                                      b = b,
                                      c = c
                                      }
                                      }
                                      }

                                      I propose that C# 5 add a keyword "required" to force public variables…

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                                      • Include exploratory test sessions in the tfs_warehouse and analysis database to allow reporting

                                        Adding exploratory testing sessions into the tfs_warehouse and analysis database will allow accurate reporting of test team effort.

                                        Reporting on execution of scripted tests can be easily produced but it is currently not possible to include exploratory sessions

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Add Codelens support for arbitrary text files

                                          Many of the TFS based Code Lenses would also provide value in every plain text or XML file. This would bring the Bugs, Author, Reviews, Changes lenses to these files.

                                          A simple Code Lens on "line 0" would be enough in my eyes.

                                          3 votes
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