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  1. Allow common configuration changes in TFService at Project Level

    With on-premise TFS I can amend the CommonConfiguration.xml defined at a project level, by using the "witadmin importcommonprocessconfig" command.

    One thing this enables me to do, for instance, is remove Sat / Sun as part of the weekend and automatically exclude those days from a sprint (affect various reports).

    However, even though this is defined at a project (not infrastructure) levelam unable to set this for TFService (MSFT's cloud based TFS online service offering). (c.f. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/TFService/thread/0c5982f5-f01e-4961-a964-1407f91a7100)

    Please release a future version of TFService where we are allowed to amend process / agile common configuration at a project level.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keyboard navigation form Code to XAML

      Navigating from C#-code to XAML-code by typing Strg-Tab keys activates the Preview of the Designer. When then typing i.e. cursor-up I move the selected element. This way I often do things I didn´t want to do, because I wnated to edit the code and not move any control. I think that is not what most coders want. I think most prgrammes want the cursor to be set into the XAML-code window. To activate the XAML code window I have to press shift-F7 (after after Strg-Tab).
      For me it would be fine to have any possibility to deactivete the editing in…

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality for C#

        Add advanced Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality like in re-sharper in Visual Studio which checks code & give suggestions for code quality improvement.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Support for dynemic linq queries in c#

          Add Support for dynamic linq queries in c#
          Ex: Query

          var query = Northwind.Products
          .Where(item => item.CategoryID== 2 && item.UnitPrice >3)
          .OrderBy(item => item.SupplierID)

          Can also be written as :

          var query = Northwind.Products
          .Where("CategoryID=2 And p.UnitPrice>3")
          .OrderBy("SupplierID")

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable a way to query feedback request items in TFS by target feedback user

            Please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsgeneral/thread/d861e59c-ec8f-4e56-92df-a39214164889/ for details. Basically if I have requested feedback from a particular user, there is no direct way to query all feedback requests sent to that user.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Snehal Patel

              I'm trying to integrate TFS 2012 with SSMS 2012.

              I already installed TFS and in the same computer I have the SQL Server 2012 that comes with a VS 2012. I also installed Team Explorer 2012 + MCCII Provider 2012.

              The TFS is working without a problem but I can't get the Visual Studio 2010 or the SSQL Server Data Tools 2012 to have the connection with the TFS 2012 installed in the same computer.

              I see there are a lot of posts that talks about the integration of VS 2008 with TFS 2010 but not about 2012. Even I…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allowing control over the final build package in Team Foundation Service

                This is specifically for Team Foundation Service.

                At the moment there is no way to have a build that controls in detail what goes into the drop.

                I would like to have a .proj file that built some src then packages together into a .zip a subset of the built binaries and some documentation and configuration etc and make that .zip available from drops.

                This is important when making software package releases which may contain different versions etc.

                Ideally I would like the drops location to be web addressable and from the web UI to see a list of the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support OpenMP with Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO)

                  MSVC supports both OpenMP parallelism and PGO of parallel code, but not both at the same time. As a developer trying to write fast code (as most of us are), I find both OpenMP and PGO to be valuable tools, so let's get them playing together.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • programmable view selection

                    I would like a way to change the app view when calling out to another application in Windows 8 e.g., putting it into snapped view and the new app into filled view (is that correct?).

                    I am aware that a design decision was made over this but I find it contrary to the idea of Web X.n (2.1,3.0, whatever) evolution.

                    IMHO sandboxing feeds into this proposal perfectly so, e.g., I could snap my app containing links that could be shown in full IE rather than using a web brush.

                    I believe that it is the designer / developer that should…

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please provide a facility to reassign a code review after it has been created.

                      It is frustrating that once a code review has been created it cannot be reassigned.

                      This is problematic in day-to-day work load management.

                      This is also more of an issue considering their is a bug in which account the code review is assigned to if you have the same user display name across domains. I have logged that issue as a separate bug.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 'params' keyword for every list

                        If you're a C# developer, I bet you've used something like this before:

                        ***** SomeType DoSomething(params AnotherType[] array){...}

                        It is a lot easier to use the 'params' modifier than to create a new array with all the paremeters of the same type you want to insert in a method, specially when it comes to small test projects.

                        However, using this comes with a disadvantage: you MUST use the array type. No IList, List<T>, Dictionary<TKey, TValue>, etc.. I believe there is no such reason not to allow these list-like types to use the params keyword. Example:

                        ***** SomeType DoSomething(params ListType list){...}

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                          18 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • use thread name set with SetThreadName in Concurrency Visualizer

                            Currently (vs2012 pro) the Concurrency Visualizer displays a general category as a thread name (Main Thread, Worker Thread, ...). It would be really helpful to display the name set with SetThreadName.

                            Since the debugger can do it the concurrency visualizer should be able to do the same, I guess?

                            29 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make project files contain Undo/Redo information from the last use.

                              First, it would greatly help to remind yourself what you were doing last time, what coding contexts and ideas were you working on, just by traversing last changes with Ctrl+Z.

                              Second, it would be nice if you could actually turn VS off for a minute (e.g. windows update wants me to restart my computer) and return to it later, with all the undos being still there ready to use again.

                              Let's say you can always disable this feature in project settings or is actually off by default.

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                                2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Auto add exception's comments when there are throws in the method

                                Add exception's comments automatically when entering the two slashes "/ /" upon a method that throws one or more exceptions.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the default namespace to be set for a project when it is created

                                  When you create a new project the IDE asks for a name. This name is used to name the project file itself, the name of the folder the project files are placed in and the default namespace for the project.

                                  If you choose to use a namespace-like project name (such as Company.Project.Data) to allow the default namespace to be set to the correct value, you're then faced with long folder and project names which can easily exceed the 240 character limit on file paths and cause errors in MSBuild.

                                  If you choose a short name (e.g Data) you get short…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Team Bulletin or similar functionality

                                    It would be great to be able to post and read short messages that appear on the team project home page. A bit like project / team related tweets, that is.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • give more security control to admin users in TFS interface

                                      When working with many users, some tools for security could be usefull! If any user on TFS interface change his own name, the microsoft project branch the tasks with the new "display name" inserted by each user. I think if TFS tools provide more tools for control and security this could be avoided.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Find TFS project permission variance

                                        For Audit - It would be useful if one of the TFS tools could tell you which sub folders of a project had custom permissions. The tool would need to iterate through all branches / folders to see if any had permisisons specifically set different than the parent project.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          Add Git support for staging of selected lines

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