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  1. Missing information on what's a Team Project Name in how to get started

    When going to http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/connect-vs/ how to get started using Team Foundation Service, it's explain all the obvius but doesn't give the user the ability to understand, right there, what's a team project name used for.

    It's the name of my company ? the name of the team ? the name of a project ?

    I know that's the name for the team working in some project. but that's just not clear enough for a how to get started page.

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    • Support Selenium WebDriver tests on Mozila

      Team Foundation Service (visualstudio.com) should support Selenium WebDriver tests in the build process.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add style rule to vs 2012

          It is necessary to add style rule to vs 2012

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

            Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support System.Runtime.Serialization.IExtensibleDataObject for portable class libraries.

              The MSDN articel "Best Practices: Data Contract Versioning" recommends implementing IExtensibleDataObject. But this interface is missing in portable class libraries.

              This leads to the choice "make your data contract portable, or make it versioning aware"

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please provide facility to Link requirements of Test Steps in MTM as you for attaching screeshots for teststeps.

                Right there is a provision for MTM to link the Requirements or Use Cases to Test Case.
                I request to provide an additional support to link the Requirements or Use cases to Multiple Test steps with in Testcase.

                This will help while doing tracebility for the testcases and requirements.
                This will also help to verify that all the requirements are tested which are assigned to cover in the testcase.

                Regards
                Thejo

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                • Print a Report of Database Schema Differences from Schema Compare

                  Currently when you run a Schema Compare through the Database Tools in Visual Studio 2012 you have the option to Generate a SQL Script or Run the Updates against the Target Database Directly.

                  I propose an additional option, a Printable "Report View" that shows all the objects and the differences. This could be as simple as being able to print the grid (expanded) that is generated from within Visual Studio along with some basic statistics such as:
                  1) The number of Total Objects Compared
                  2) Number of Objects in Source that are not in Target
                  3) Number of Objects in…

                  45 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the ability to use Attributes in "where"

                    I know attributes are supposed to be markers, but with this, you will be able, for example, to make only certain classes that derive from FooClass into a generic class, especially because empty interfaces are discouraged by Microsoft.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide profiling tools for Javascript

                      Provide a utility to profile JavaScript files to determine slow performing functions, highlight slow functions and make suggestions on how to improve them and resources that are not cleaned up.

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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide drag n drop tools to create beautiful apps for beginners without writing code

                          provide drag n drop tools to create beautiful apps for beginners without writing code like www.wix.com were we can make website by dragging and dropping stuff without actually writing the code for beginners who do not understand codding. with this concept many apps could be created for windows 8 and windows phone devices.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a delete button!

                            Please add a delete button!
                            I mean, the whole thing is great as a whole, but this is a simple problem. Of course, it can be done with the command line, but seeing as you have most tools already on here, it would be a shame not to

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sort and autoformat xml inside .edmx files before saving via EF Designer

                              Need the EF designer to generate nodes inside .edmx file in exactly the same order they are present in the database (currently a list of entity properties is saved in reverse order in mappings section, also when you update the model from the database schema the ordering is messed up). Also before saving .edmx file EF Designer should auto format the document. This would help significantly with branching, merging and resolving conflicts during merge operations of .edmx files.

                              Steps to reproduce: (1) Generate EF data model based on an existing database (2) Add a couple of new columns, indexes, foreign…

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include .NET 3.5 in the Windows server 2012 distribution

                                The Windows 8 and Windows 2012 OS images don't come with .NET 3.5. it can be installed as a role, but only if you have internet access from your server. You can't install the standalone distribution of .NET 3.5 - you can only install it via Windows update.

                                I know it's now been replaced by .NET 4 but many Microsoft products need ASP.NET 3.5 as a prerequisite. Not having it in the OS installation - but treating it as an operating system component that mist be installed via Windows Update makes it extremely difficult to setup a server that doesn't…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enhance Column Select

                                  Allow column select to be compatible with the Home, End, and Ctrl keys. This feature has been implemented by eTextEditor and SublimeText and greatly reduces the time to write and edit certain documents, such as some XML file or various flat format files. Additionally, it enhances the ability to edit the end-of-line on many lines at once. These other text editors enhanced this functionality even further by allowing blocks of text to be wrapped in other tags, like HTML spans, or any other arbitrary code markup.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add XDT (Config Transforms) Support to Azure Deployment Projects

                                    Add XDT (SlowCheetah) Support for Azure CSCFG files.

                                    We build many complex Azure apps and managing configuration across multiple environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Preprod, Prod) is a nightmare.

                                    There are numerous examples of people hacking various MSBuild targets:

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomholl/archive/2011/02/23/using-msbuild-to-deploy-to-multiple-windows-azure-environments.aspx

                                    But a simpler option would be to integrate XDT to allow us to tokenise the CSCFG files for the different environments.

                                    The only real blocker seems to be the ValidateServiceModel target - which throws errors because it doesn't except the XDT namespaces and attributes.

                                    I've posted some details to the SlowCheetah repo:

                                    https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah/issues/76#issuecomment-20773396

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display properties of folders and documents in Team Explorer

                                      In VS2010, in the Team Explorer view, you could right-click on a folder or document and see the properties of the folder/document, which included the path to the folder/document. This was immensely helpful and needs to be put back in the VS2012 Team Explorer view.

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                                      • 4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Delete Files Methods

                                          Add Delete Files Methods
                                          Directory.Clear(dirname)
                                          DirectoryInfo.Clear()
                                          DirectoryInfo.Clear(Func<string,bool> predicate)
                                          and so on

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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