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  1. 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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    • 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 →
      • 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 →
        • 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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          • 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.

            3 votes
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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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                  • 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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                    • Give a nesting ability to the Parameters

                      Currently, on MTM 2012, adding a parameter doesn't mean you add an iteration on new parameter. Instead it's like an Excel document.

                      We need an ability to nest parameters so we can create an iteration inside an iteration.
                      It should look something like this:

                      On Plan:
                      step 1: For each @Part do @Action

                      On Parameters:
                      Part: A,B,C...
                      Action: Add,Edit,Delete...

                      On Test Run:

                      iteration Part: A
                      -iteration Action: Add
                      -iteration Action: Edit
                      -iteration Action: Delete
                      ...
                      Iteration Part: B
                      -iteration Action: Add
                      -iteration Action: Edit
                      -iteration Action: Delete
                      ...
                      ...

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  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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                        • Make TFS compatible with Claims Based Authentication

                          We are not able to use the SharePoint integration because our SharePoint site is using Claims Based Authentication. As a result, we cannot access the canned Excel files that come with a template.

                          Once CBA is turned on for a web site, it cannot be turned off.

                          We are using TFS 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010.

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                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                              • Support Microcontroller Programming with C# and VB.net Like microchip PIC Family and Atmel

                                we are an Interface programmers , we would like you to add Microcontrollers programming in the next version to let us developing hardware programming side by side with software interfcae programming.

                                15 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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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                                    • Create documentation for code review

                                      Create a permanent documentation of a code review. The result shall be like PDF.
                                      This is required for our quality management system: Cyclic, documented code review for each developer.

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                                      • Disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if base method have proper XML-comment

                                        I think that it would be very usefull if one will have ability to disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if treirs base method already have proper XML-comment.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Microsoft Project Team Connector should allow non-published tasks in the middle of the tree

                                          Microsoft Project doesn't allow you to have multiple headers (like a normal project plan) and have indented children linked with headers in for clarification. It should link up to the "last" work item type above it. As it is today if you try to do this, you will get: "You cannot have subordinate tasks whose publish and refresh setting is different from the parent task." If we're not publishing and it's indented correctly why not?

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                                            1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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