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  1. Add a CalendarWeekRule for ISO 8601

    As you know a lot of countrys in Europe use the week numbering based on ISO 8601. Currently no CalendarWeekRule is matching this (as described in your documentation and also posted a work around here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shawnste/archive/2006/01/24/iso-8601-week-of-year-format-in-microsoft-net.aspx).

    However controls which doesn't check this and implement custom algorithms and only use the CalendarWeekRule will always calculate wrong week numbers.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make tasks stackable or collapseable

      make tasks stackable or collapseable. we cannot see the tasks in progress or all user stories.

      the board does not create visibility.

      This is one of the major scrum principles, and the board completely misses that point.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add the source control capability back into Access 2013

        Up until Access 2010 we had the capability of interfacing with Source Control Software. Then, for some unknown reason, that option was removed in Access 2013. This needs to be put back into Access 2013. We have a very large Access database that we have been using with SourceSafe for over a decade. Now we cannot move to Access 2013 because of the lack of Source Control integration.

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          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow the ID of MTM test running automation

          Allow an automation script to use the test ID of the calling test to set the MTM test case as a data source without having to hard code the id
          this would allow the automation team to write one generic script that could then be used by multiple test cases all providing different parameter values. Currently I have to hard code the ID when creating the data source which results in having to recreate the test for each test case I want to automate in MTM when all that is changing are the values of the parameters being passed. Here…

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for expanded context menu items.

            Context menus in Visual Studio are cluttered with a lot of unused items. I suggest that, similar to a lot of places in Windows, expanded context menu support be added to Visual Studio so that the context menu is simplified with most used items in the right click context menu. Then if you need to do an advanced command, shift+right click will give you the additional options. The ability to modify which items show up in the expanded menu and standard menu would be an added plus!

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a button to sort the product backlog based on the rate between Business Value and Effort

              We want to deliver the highest value to our customers as soon as possible, so it make sense (as the ALM MCSD certification describes), to sort the product backlog based on this rate:
              Business Value / Effort (story points).

              So, the higher ranked features requiring the less effort are developed first.

              We do that sorting by editing an excel file, querying TFS / adding a new list to the worksheet, adding the "priority backlog" column to the list, sorting descending by that column, copying the entire column out of the list in order to backup the original priority values, adding…

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Back TechNet!

                Loss of Technet will leave a lot of individuals out in the IT cold. Bring it back, please!

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS/Visual Studio Online - Collaborative Touch Experience

                  Add collaborative editing and touch capability similar to http://www.eteoboard.de/

                  to support stand up meetings.

                  Their UI is very slick but is tied to a costly touch board.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Inferred new

                    Infer the type being used by the `new` operator from the type of the variable it is being assigned to.

                    For example, instead of doing this:

                    class MyClass {
                    public MyClass(Foo arg) {
                    m_Field = new SomeComplexType(arg);
                    }
                    SomeComplexType m_Field;
                    }

                    We could avoid repeating SomeComplexType:

                    class MyClass {
                    public MyClass(Foo arg) {
                    m_Field = new(arg);
                    }
                    SomeComplexType m_Field;
                    }

                    The programmer could still choose more-derived type if needed, but the default would equal the compile-time type of the variable being assigned.

                    A similar mechanism could prove useful for local variables as well:

                    SomeComplexType x = null;
                    if (some_complex_condiion)
                    x…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Either start supporting Boo and Unityscript again, or let us get the old versions!

                      It's kind of useless for me now. You basically stole the product from the customers, as they can't have what they purchased (even the old versions)!

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Release bootstrapper packages through VS "Extensions and Updates"

                        Currently the prerequisite component bootstrapper packages used by ClickOnce and Visual Studio Installer are either installed along with Visual Studio or must be downloaded manually. An example of this is the latest .Net Framework 4.5.2 package which you need to Google to find (searching the Microsoft website doesn't even work).

                        Bootstrapper packages should be released along with other Visual Studio updates in the "Extensions and Updates" dialog as long as being listed in the Visual Studio Gallery online.

                        Additionally, to enable the "Download prerequisites from the same location as my application" I shouldn't have to manually open the package.xml file…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Application Insights - Implement SDK as Portable Class Libs - Support Xamarin IOS / Android / WinPhone Silverlight / WinRT / WPF

                            It would seem that AppInsights client side SDK should be a PCL. This would greatly extend the reach.
                            Basically, in this day and age, any app developer must write for all mobile platforms - WinPhone, IOS, Android, WinRT. Xamarin has proven the viability of PCL, and with great frameworks like MVVMCross (also a PCL) . Why MS is still building frameworks like AI that are not implemented as PCL is beyond me.

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                              1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "shared parameters"

                              In MTM 2013 and VSO 2013 the only way to edit and map "Shared Parameters" when scripting tests is through the VSO Web interface.

                              The ability to edit and map shared parameters should be provided in MTM - you shouldn't have to jump out to use VSO Web and then back.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Put release templates under version control

                                  The release templates should be put under version control, as with the build templates, I want to know what has changed, when and by who. And also know that I can work on the template and undo changes I don't like.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Give a refresh button in the docked builds tab.

                                    Dear VS team,
                                    I dock my Builds window.
                                    Eveytime I create a new build definition, the docked builds window does not show up the newly created build. I dont see a refresh button either. So I close the window, go to teamexplorer again and select builds and dock it again.

                                    Providing a refresh button would be a simple and useful solution for this. Kinldy do hte needful. Thanks. Saideep

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                                    • Assign/E-mail Stakeholders from Backlog Item

                                      It would be exceptionally useful to have the ability to assign stakeholders to a backlog item and allow the ability to email the stakeholders from the backlog item interface. This would be different than a notification as, in this case, we wouldn't want to notify the stakeholders on every interaction or update with the code, but rather a directed email to stakeholders concerning the status of a project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use internal IP address in Server Explorer for Azure hosts

                                        We use a VPN to connect are azure services to our internal network, this removes the need to poke holes in the firewall for different ports we need access to. When using server explorer it sees the internal 10.* address the VM/services are on but when launching things like the remote access the use the xxxxx.cloudapp.net address which tries to use the web proxy for access. Could there be a config option to say use IP address instead of DNS address?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • F5 hotkey should run the application, not refresh various views

                                          The menu says that "Start Debugging" is F5. However, more and more of the views in VS grab F5 for their own evil ends.

                                          While this is consistent with Explorer and Internet Explorer, it is wrong and annoying. F5 has for many years been defined in VS as "Start Debugging".

                                          For F5 to work in VS2013 you have to have a source code file open and click in it to give it focus before pressing F5. I am now constantly finding myself refreshing Team Explorer, Pending Changes, etc etc instead of running the program I'm developing. If I make the…

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