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  1. TFS on Azure IaaS v2

    Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
    - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
    - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
    - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

    27 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Kanban Column field to be used in work item queries

      It is a constant source of frustration for our users that they are unable to use the Kanban Column field in work item queries. This field is recorded in the history of a work item whenever it is moved from one Kanban column to another but this information is not available to be used for reporting purposes. This would allow various additional Kanban metrics to be easily produced.

      19 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide Select/Deselect All Radio button in Configuration manager

        Provide a "Select/Deselect All" radiobutton in Configuration Manager under Project contexts as we have 100+ projects in the Solution and it is time consuming to check/uncheck project by project options.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

          This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

          Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

          Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

          58 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support to use android emulators from GenyMotion

            It would be nice to use the android emulators from GenyMotion. The AVD emulators are very slow.

            Emulators from GenyMotion are fast and they already have support for other IDEs like eclipse. It would be nice to have support for Visual Studio as well.

            8 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

              Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

              Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

              For example..

              I might have a Folder structure like

              -ClassLibrary
              -- Folder1
              --- SubFolder2
              ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

              And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

                  Problem:
                  No Centralized Repository
                  No Version System
                  No Collaboration among Team Members

                  Solution:
                  A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
                  Team will be able to collaborate.
                  System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sync extensions across multiple devices, using the synchronized settings feature

                    Keep the installed extensions and pluings in sync in the cloud, using the sync feature.
                    Useful when reinstalling VS or when using multiple PCs.

                    178 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                      Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                      You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                        If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                        I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pull Request comments lose their context

                          Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

                          I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

                            #Design mockup attached to this idea

                            Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
                            What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

                            If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

                            32 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                              The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                              Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

                              21 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

                                Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

                                So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
                                1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
                                2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

                                By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                                    From Tarun Arora:
                                    I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                                      Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                                      Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                                      int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                      If the compiler would allow this:
                                      readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                      All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                                      53 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow Windows phone apps to be created on Windows 7

                                        Some developers don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 just to develop for Windows phone. If they won't upgrade then Windows phone won't get as many new apps. Please allow the new Windows Phone SDK to work on Windows 7 so its easier for the developers to create apps.

                                        157 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Surface binding errors in a way that a developer can see and use.

                                          This might be a popup, this might be a balloon, this might be a build error. To be honest, the ability to choose how it is surfaced would be wonderful, but anything would be better than just a line in the Output window that could by (and often is) easily overlooked.

                                          8 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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