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    One feature that I found extremely useful in Expression Web 4 but doesn't seem to be in VS2012 for web is being able to CTRL + Click on a link in an html page and jumping to the source, e.g. ctrl+clicking on a tag's id or class and jumping the source in the style sheet.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Simplify working with XML in C++

      Working with XML in C# using XML.Linq in .NET is easy. Working with XML in C++ using MSXML is hard.

      It's hard to debug since you can't view the markup.

      It's hard to write since the interfaces to MSXML are not clearly documented for C++, and the data types are COM types, which work but require extra effort whereever they are used.

      Since Microsoft is definitely on the XML bandwagon, how about making life easier for C++ programmers?

      Minimally a clean facade for MSXML would make XML easier to work with.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I'm very frustrated with your TFS service right now. I simply want to commit my changes. This used to be easy with CVS and SVN, but doe

        Error 'TF10169' refers to a "Team Project deletion tool", yet I can't find it on your website, nor can it be found in your Search service. I just want to commit my **** changes, but your service won't let me do ****.

        1. How the **** can I delete the whole project, so that I can Create it again, so that I can commit my ******* changes?

        2. When you remove users from a system, you need to remove their associations from all files.

        3. I've simply wasted to much ******* time (an hour) on this ridiculous situation, when I…

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          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a continuous test runner

          Add a continuous test runner that runs tests continuously. I have used nCrunch and the functionality is the best plugin available for visual studio. Now that it has gone commercial we would have to buy it, but plugins for visual studio are hard to justify when spending as much as we do for VS Ultimate.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In capacity planner, allow entry of partial days for time off by user and for holidays

            We allow people to take half days off, and certain days (like Christmas Eve) are only half days, but there is no way to enter that directly. You can use an overall capacity percentage to get something approximately right, but it messes up the day-by-day burndown that nicely adjusts for time off.

            This suggestion is to just modify the current planner to add this capability. We would combine this with the other suggestion to allow exclusion of weekends and holidays from the burndown. There is another suggestion that is a little broader to allow entry for any day of capacity…

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            • Customize the columns on the Task Board

              - Configure columns on the task board, just as on the Kanban board
              - allow to control what workitems should appear on a board (even if not linked to a user story/pbi)
              - allow setting of WIP limits per column

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                9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simplified administrative security audit report

                Create an easy way to audit the TFS security globally and per collection.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Scrum: Show state of PBIs and Bugs on board

                    Please indicate the state of the parent work items (first column in each row) on the Scrum board. This would help us in our planning meetings (identifying which items have been committed by the team), standups (is this really done or are we missing a task), and demos.

                    A text label in the bottom-left corner would be great. If you want to build on this request and use color to indicate then that's fine too.
                    http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2295964-tfs-color-query-results-by-field-values-e-g-bug

                    Thanks!

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                      4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the toolbox automatically hide when drag and drop controls

                      It will be good if the toolbox will automatically hide once we select a control from the Toolbox. Otherwise it's hard to see the area of the source code/design view which is covered from the Toolbox. As you can see in the attached picture, currently the toolbox does not go away when we drag and drop a control to the source/design views.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • new favicon for tfs web app

                        The favicon is the same as visual Studio. that makes pinning to taskbar confusing!!!!

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow windows live id login here

                          The uservoice.com tool should Support Windows live as external Login!!!! not only Facebook and Google. A shame for Microsoft!

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS cloud service - Encrypt all source code by a custom hash key

                            For the TFS cloud service and Visual Studio as a client -
                            Add support for source code encryption for all source code that is saved in the cloud.
                            The encryption will be done by a custom hash key that each development team/company will create for itself, and will be entered each time a user wants to access source code (from Visual Studio for example).
                            That way it will make startup companies feel more comfortable to host their precious source code in the cloud, although Microsoft claims for accomplishing all the security standards etc.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Drag work items "through" a reason when transferring to another state

                              When dragging a work item to a new state, only the default reason is selected. It would be nice if we could drag the work item "through" a reason to attach a reason why it is in the new state. This keeps the process as drag and drop w/o opening the work item.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a Wiki Project in TFS Service 2012 for Documentation project for my Team.

                                Create a portal to add pages in Wiki projetc for my team.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide documentation files on the product DVD.

                                  Dear Visual Studio Team,

                                  Since you are using only 1 GB of 4.7 GB on the VS 2012 Pro DVD, it would be very helpful if the DVD contained at least the largest of the downloadable documentation files. Downloading gigabytes of documentation with a 256 kbps DSL Internet connection, will take me DAYS. Here are some suggested inclusions...

                                  * 320 MB - Visual Studio 2012 Fundamentals
                                  * 838 MB - .NET Framework 4.5
                                  * 617 MB - .NET Framework 4
                                  * 8 MB - Visual Basic and Visual C#
                                  * 59 MB - Visual C++
                                  * 202 MB - ALM…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement real-time collaboration on the Kanban board

                                    The Kanban board is an invaluable tool for teams, however not all teams sit in the same physical room when doing planning meetings, nor should I be forced to refresh to see what's going on throughout the day. It would be great if the Kanban board supported real-time collaboration so all connected participants could see what the rest of the team is doing. This could be achieved using the Microsoft SignalR framework.

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                                      5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a data sample size as an optional setting in Configuration Manager for SSAS Tabular

                                      When working with large tables in SSAS Tabular (as it is not always possible to develop on a sample of prod data), I am forced to use a hard coded filter (eg TOP n) in my source query to avoid sucking all data into my model at design time I then have to modify the partition query(s) post deployment meaning whats in my solution doesnt match the code on the server. To alleviate this work around, if an optional sample size setting were able to be configured in the Configuration Manager it could be set to filter a top "n"…

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                                        1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a mechanism for filtering Search Results

                                        I have help documentation installed locally for 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 frameworks. However I am almost always interested in only the documentation for the currently active solution. It would be very helpful if the search engine could not return results for other framework versions, while still keeping that documentation available in the TOC and Index.

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                                        • Support linked accounts in Team Foundation Service

                                          I would like to log in to Team Foundation Service with my primary Microsoft Account, and it should recognise that one of my linked accounts has access to a project.

                                          The 'Account' section of the web page should also allow me to switch to alternate linked accounts like I can do with other Microsoft Account sites (eg. live.com)

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