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  1. Using DSC, bring the Virtual Machines into the ALM lifecycle.

    Using DSC as a VM "definition language", develop the process that Will allow the VMs to be generated as part of the buld process. This Will allow maintenance teams to generate development VMs on request, as well as test environments to be generated and integrated with the Test Management tooling.

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable customize columns for the taskboard in TFS 2013

      We can customize the columns at the PBI level with the Scrum template in TFS 2013, it would be great if we could also customize the columns in the taskboard/sprint board. Specifically, we'd like to add additional columns.

      52 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

        Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

        96 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do Not Collapse Comments

          It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
          This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

          4 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simplify enum attributes

            Attributes for enums are overly complicated both in defining them and accessing them. Please simplify this as follows

            enum ItemSize { big, small };

            enum ItemTypes
            {
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] car,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] truck,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] bicycle,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] skate
            }

            And then access them such.

            void ProcessItem(ItemType ty, string itemName)
            {
            ItemSize size = ty.Attribute(size);
            if (size == ItemSize.big)
            {
            ...
            }
            else if (size == ItemSize.small)
            {
            ....
            }
            }

            This could be achived by using current C#, .net 4.5 and VS 2013, but the method including getting the attributes is overly complex. This complex code could all be…

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

              In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

              I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

                11 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow for build promotions in Team Build

                  I have several build definitions: CI, Deploy to Staging, and Deploy to Production. I want to be able to execute the Staging and Production builds using the output from the CI build meaning I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to Staging. Then I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to production.

                  29 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                    A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                    Please Consider both Git and TFVC

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Official opening of WTL support

                      Total is well known, WTL based on ATL, it was an excellent Win32 application development framework. Relative to the MFC,WTL a more lightweight, high efficiency, the links generated by the small size of the program. My only regret is that while WTL is initially within Visual Studio release, WTL is not supported by the Visual Studio official. I think, Microsoft to retain developer, especially C++ developer, in UI framework Shang does needs efforts, MFC bloated and old, ATL does not too for GUI program, pure SDK of program complex degrees too high, most manufacturers in using Visual Studio using C++…

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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Simplify Language As New Features Introduced

                        It feels like the language is just growing in complexity over time, and it would be nice to reverse this trend while still retaining the ability to introduce useful new functionality.

                        My proposal is to introduce some of the new features in packages that can be opted into explicitly, but make opting into the new features also remove the restriction for reverse compatibility. For instance...

                        __Nullability Feature__
                        * Disabled by default for reverse compatibility, but controlled with (Option Nullability)
                        * Enabling the option changes the compiler to disallow null reference types just as with value types. (This may be equivalent…

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

                          When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

                          It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

                          In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

                          We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please create a .Net3.5 off-line install package that can be used with Windows 8.x.

                            I have been trying to install Windows 8.1 Embedded via SCCM 2012 R2 and I cannot get it to enable .net.35

                            I've tried via an autoinstall.xml file and dism. Short of copying the sxs folder from the instal media so they are available to dism I cannot get it to enable .net3.5.

                            Note the client being installed DOES NOT have network access.

                            A solution such as teh .net4.5 offline install program would be ideal

                            Jim

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • To provide a "don't step into the current method anymore" debugger option

                              For the (native) Step Into Just My Code feature: in addition to manually-written .natstepfilter files, wouldn't it be great if, when debugging a function, we could somehow tell the debugger "In the future, don't step into the current method anymore".

                              This could, in turn, dynamically modify an "autodisables.natstepfilter" fies in the user Visualizers folder. What do you think?

                              21 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

                                Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

                                Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Universal Apps Client for Lightswitch

                                  Universal App Client for Lightswitch

                                  10 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                    JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                    The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                    I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

                                      The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

                                      What I want:

                                      A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mobile Natvie Apps for Windows 8, 8.1 , Phone , Store, iOS, Android

                                        Allow developed apps to work as Native apss in Mobile and to deploy into market place

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve resource management with CodeLens

                                          When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

                                          4 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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