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  1. Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

    If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

    It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

      TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

      this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

        As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
        This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

          For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
          http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

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            0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • layout width automatic

            Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

            The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

            And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

            Having two…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

              when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

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                2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the column headings on the Task Board to remin visible as we scroll down the screen.

                In TFS 2013, we are working on many User Stories in each sprint. When we scroll down to see the stories and their tasks, we lose the column headings, so we don't know which state each task is in.

                How do I freeze the screen so the headings are always displays no matter how far I scroll down?

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the Backlog Priority to be set manually again for Product Backlog Items and Tasks!

                  The July 1 updates to Visual Studio Online removed the ability to specify the Backlog Priority for Product Backlog Items and tasks. We use this often to re-order items / tasks. I see in backlog view that I can re-order backlog items by right-clicking, but there is no option to do so for tasks (for example, tasks that are child items of a backlog item).

                  If someone realizes they forgot to add a task that should be the first one done, there is currently no way to change the backlog priority and move it up the list.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IP Address Restriction

                    VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                      When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                      A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Continue to improve the Pending Changes window in 2013

                        The pending changes window is much improved from 2012, but still not as functional as 2010. A few items:
                        - The "extra" stuff at the top takes up too much real estate, even when collapsed. On a laptop screen I have to use 1/3 of my screen to even get to the file list.
                        - Please bring the checkboxes back, or find some other way to let us include/exclude files using the keyboard. We are still developers, after all. The mouse is not our forte.
                        - When a work item is associated (not resolved) with a checkin, it would be…

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                          2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Release Management: App Pool Passwords with Quotes cause crash

                          When trying to create an app pool, if the password has a quote in it, Release Management does not handle it properly.The app pool creates without error. But it will stop due to bad credentials. Below is the password we used that has since been changed. '9*%2V"^_.2b3-9

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                            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cordova for Windows Server

                            Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio available for Windows Server editions (not just for 8.1)

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                            • release planning

                              TFS should support release planning as a first class concept similar to Jira (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Planning+a+Version). It would be very helpful for organizing a set of features and stories into multiple release versions for planning

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                              • TFS - Add indication on data to Tab Headers within Work Items

                                Background : When a work item has Attachments within Attachments tab, there's an indication about it in the attachment TAB header. Same respectively when there are linked work items in the respective tab of the work item.

                                Suggestion : To add an indication to also on other TAB headers of the Work Item, to show mark there's entered data within them (i.e. something like a "dirty bit" marker to show the user where there's entered data within the tab, other than default data). This would allow user to easily see where there's info to probe within the work item, rather…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Codelens to scan code and suggest design pattern

                                    it will be great if we have codelens that scan your code file (c#/javascript) and suggest design patterns to improve code quality at given class or method level.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Control Intellitrace Folder/Item Count Size

                                        After installing Update 3 RC I was poking around and ended up in the TraceDebugging folder. 256GB of space. I see the option for controlling single file size but not total/folder size. Please fix this.

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                                        • MTM - Indicate Parameter is missing value at Test Suite level for applicable Test Cases

                                          Assume we have bulk test cases in a Test Plan/or Test Suite and I want to know all the test cases in which designer missed out passing parameter values.Currently we need to open each test case and then only we can verify this.
                                          Idea is provide this indication at Test Suite level, so I click on particular Test Suite and get some mechanism/indication where I can get all applicable test cases in one go.

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