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  1. 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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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VSM Transitions From and To should support multiply sources/destinations

                            Now if you have a few states with the same animations between them you have to copy\past your animantion. It is better to have an ability to specify from which states to which states an animation should be applied, instead of artificial limitation of state-to-state or any_state-to-state

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • During Visual Studio 2012 installation, the installation should also install RazorGenerator if its not already installed in the system. With

                              During Visual Studio 2012 installation, the installation should also install RazorGenerator if its not already installed in the system. Without razor generator if you check in your views (ASP.NET MVC Project) in Visual Studio 2012 the changes are not reflected in the .generated.cs files associated with the views. Thanks.

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                              • Think in terms of contraction, not just extension

                                Being able to extend the IDE is great. However, it is often just as important for developers be able to remove things - whether it's an entire menu or a menu choice, project template, etc. Most devs use a small fraction of core features. For augmentation, 3rd party tools are often used.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bring back the Generate UNit Tests context menu option

                                  The Generate Unit Tests feature was extremely useful for generating the unit test project. I am very sad to see this go away. Thumbs down.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add modulus operation to BCL Math library

                                    The currently existing remainder operator behaves the following way: the remainder may be negative if the dividend is negative. While this corresponds to the way it's taught in the school, this way is not particularly useful when using this operation in real-world applications.

                                    The more useful way would be to have an operation (Math.Modulus?) which behaves the following way: the modulus is always a non-negative number not greater than the absolute value of divisor.

                                    This function would have advantage over the traditional % operator.

                                    Example 1: the check (x mod 2 == 1) would be true for all odd numbers…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio Lightswitch Cosmopolitan Theme

                                      It would be really nice to create Cosmopolitan theme for Lightswitch in Visual Basic

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Microsoft Solitaire Collection/Freecell

                                        Freecell in Win 8 has been visually updated, but is poor in operation. Why do the cards complete a game so slowly as to add up to 6 seconds to a players time. While it is an excellent idea to time games, it becomes meaningless when some operations are too slow.
                                        This includes card movement by sliding & click/move is unstable is selection or new placement.
                                        Developers, please reintroduce the speed elements used in Win 7.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • provide Code Constracts Editor Extension for VS2012

                                          The current version is from 6/3/2011 and doesn't integrate into VS2012.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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