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  1. 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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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
                    • Provide an interface IParsable<T>

                      Provide an interface like

                      public interface IParsable<T>
                      {
                      T Parse(String)
                      Boolean TryParse(String, out T result)
                      }

                      so it is possible to write more generic parser logic.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sumbit for e-mail when Create New Ticket

                        When you finish creating a ticket in the system has to send one e-mail containing a copy of the ticket created including the content and the number to check the ticket creation.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow code execution in the context of the application pool account in ASP.NET

                          Something that has been bothering ASP.NET developers since day one is when they would like in some scenarios to execute code in the context of the application pool account. Can you please implement it in HttpApplicationInstance so that code can be executed in the context of the Application Pool account? Something similar to SharePoint SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPriviledges?

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to define default retention policy as part of the process template

                            It would be nice to be able to setup default retention policies as part of the process template.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add reason to MSTest IgnoreAttribute.

                              I would like to be able to put a reason on my ignored tests. The reason should be visibile when I'm looking at hte ignored tests in test-explorer.
                              E.g. [TestMethod, Ignore("This test is ignored because....")]

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio Tools for GItでの用語の統一

                                Visual Studio Tools for GItで、CheckoutがSwitchになっているなど、TFSの用語とGitの用語とが混在していて、逆にわかりにくくなっている様に思います。Git向けのツールなので、Gitの用語に統一した方がわかりやすくなると思います。

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the subject of a With block to be referenced in the block using a new keyword WithRef

                                  Primarily, this is a convenience mechanism to avoid having to declare a variable in certain cases.

                                  Proposed:

                                  Function ReturnNewCheese(cheeseType as CheeseEnum) as Cheese
                                  With New Cheese
                                  .CheeseType = cheeseType 'property
                                  .Curdle 'method
                                  Helpers.DoSomethingWithCheese(WithRef)
                                  Return WithRef
                                  End With
                                  Exit Function

                                  Now:

                                  Function ReturnNewCheese(cheeseType as CheeseEnum) as Cheese
                                  Dim x as New Cheese
                                  With x
                                  .CheeseType = cheeseType
                                  .Curdle
                                  Helpers.DoSomethingWithCheese(x) 'requires explicit variable declaration
                                  End With
                                  Return x 'requires explicit variable declaration
                                  Exit Function

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                                    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow using different languages more easily

                                    Allow using different languages dynamically.

                                    So in my C# file I could do:
                                    string a = "Space";
                                    string b = "Hello";
                                    using(C)
                                    {
                                    int g = 0, h = 0;
                                    while(a[g++] = b[h++]);
                                    }

                                    And a string is copied (or did I make a mistake? :P)

                                    I don't know if this is even possible, but it would allow you to use the old optimization hacks in any language.
                                    Of course any objects created in the using would be inaccessible after the bracket closes.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Regex support Unicode at least at level 1

                                      Current implementation of regular expressions is handling code units as a code points, effectively messing up everything related to charaters outside of BMP.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Visual Studio, or the TFS plugin, ask credentials for a proxy

                                        There is a problem with Visual Studio or the TFS plugin regarding to accessing a Team Foundation Server or Service behind a proxy and when the proxy want credentials, VS is not aware of this. It just tries to pass the proxy and receives a http 407 error.

                                        There is a kind of workaround for this, when you select Tools->Extensions and Updates->Product updates then VS ask for credentials. Then TFS can be contacted temporarily, but after a while the connection times out (I suppose) and TFS is unavailable again, and new 407 errors are received.

                                        Note the internal webbrowser has…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Manpower availability overview / Resource calendar

                                          Apart from the great project / team based features, you should add more enterprise relevant functionality,i.e. functionality that allows to see the availability of resources.

                                          It's nice to see how much time I commit to an iteration. But I can commit 8 hours daily to as many projects as I want right now, which makes no sense.

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