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  1. Moving of task to different Teams and Sprints

    We have got many teams working on backlog in different sprints, and the work will be split across.

    User Story "XYZ" has got 2 task, and it is in Team A (Area Path or Scrum Team) and Sprint 1. Now if I move to say Team B which has got Sprint 3.
    The User Story along with task moved should show up in Task Board of Team B's Sprint 3 .
    Currently TFS 2015 shows User Story along with Task moved between Sprints of the same team, but if it different team shows as un-parented item.

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    • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

      Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

      It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

      By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

      109 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

        There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

        58 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide VStest.console.exe \ Test Explorer Real Time Test Execution Status DURING Test Execution

          When executing long running unit tests and codedui test from VSTest.console or Test Explorer there should be a way to query the real time status of the test currently executing and querying the test status / test run complete %.

          Having real time test execution status during test execution is important because it allows for better test environment planning and test result reporting during short test cycles within sprints.

          Follow up from forums post here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bdb4921b-c214-4573-9ee5-338980e58ac2/vstestconsoleexe-query-for-a-data-row-result-during-test-execution-status?forum=vsunittest

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed while installing vs2015 preview

            hi, i wanted to install vs2015 preview and microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed, what can i do to solve the problem?

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

              Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

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                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • separate security permission for merging pull requests / enforce peer review

                This would allow enforcing that all commits to a particular branch get peer-reviewed through the system of pull requests. Right now both direct pushes and pull request merges are controlled via the same permission, making pull requests more of a convention than en enforcement.

                10 votes
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                • Consider my detailed proposal for non-nullable references (and safe nullable references)

                  Here are the benefits very briefly:

                  1. Minimal syntax changes.
                  2. Null reference exceptions eliminated.
                  3. No changes to code compilation as such (only introduces compiler error checks).
                  4. Existing code will continue to compile unchanged.

                  See my full proposal at:
                  https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/227

                  32 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

                    The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

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                      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                      It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                      Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                      We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

                      34 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide more detailed documentation about how the Android Emulator works

                        When I first installed the CTP, the VS Emulator for Android worked beautifully.

                        However, after I experienced unrelated networking issues on my workstation (troubleshooting which required that I disable and reconfigure several of the virtual networking adapters), when I come back to work with the Android emulators, they aren't working correctly.

                        In the Hyper-V Manager, I have been able to get the virtual machines actually working, fine, if I use the standard Hyper-V Connect interface, instead of the nice VS interface with all the cool Phone/Tablet tools hanging off it.

                        I can't find, anywhere, documentation that explains how that VS…

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                          1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add trend chart support for tag-based queries

                          Trend charts are really useful to track progress against backlogs and bug counts on the home page. It would be great to extend this functionality so trend charts could be built based on tagged work items, for instance to show an overall trend of technical debt stories in a product. Currently when this is attempted the chart pane contains the error message: "Work item trend charts do not support queries conditional on Tag state"

                          16 votes
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                          • It would be nice to have DesigntimeValue in Binding

                            Like this:
                            <Rectangle Fill="Blue" Width="{Binding SomeProp, DesignTimeValue=200}"/>

                            I rolled my own:
                            <Rectangle Fill="Blue" Width="{local:DesigntimeBinding Meh, DesignTimeValue=200}"/> but it gest so ugly with prefix etc.

                            I think this would make the designtime experience much better. Nice to change it in place and not have to find and edit dummy data.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                              Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                              I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                              http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                              As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                              I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                              I…

                              46 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Possibility to add new impediment from taskboard in the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online

                                In the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online now is possible to add new impediment only inside to a Produt Backlog Item PBI, in the links tab... very hidden...

                                Instead should be able to insert new impediment directly from the task board or from the backlog board (where is already possible add PBI and tasks)

                                Furthermore impediment should be visible in taskboard

                                10 votes
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                                • Additional PSRemoting options and package download via HTTP(S)

                                  Could you please provide a way to specify the Enter-PSSession options -ConfigurationName, -Port, -Authentication and -CertificateThumbprint, next to the ones that are already available when deploying a component (such as UseCredSSP, SkipCaCheck, etc.)?
                                  Especially -ConfigurationName would be welcome, since it would allow admins to create a dedicated PSSessionConfiguration that can be secured appropriately.

                                  Also, could you please provide a more firewall-friendly option than file shares to download the deployment package from? Perhaps something like HTTP(s) or SFTP/FTPS downloads.

                                  Both features would help in using Release Management in Test/Acceptance/Production environments that are separated from eachother through firewall and/or network routing rules…

                                  31 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support multi language in Visual Studio Online VSO

                                    Now UI for VS Online is currently English only.
                                    For the collaboration with staeholder is fundamental that UI is intelligible and clear also for the customers that don't speak english very well...

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Remove the need to write to the runonce registry setting when installing

                                      Some organizations have anti-virus rules that dis-allows writing to the runonce registry setting. This inhibits the installation of VS, RM Client or even TFS at time.
                                      It may be a nice to have the installer restart after a possible reboot, but getting access denied errors should not stop the installation.

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hide/ignore/filter certain types of files VSCode's tree view

                                        For example *.meta files when using VSCode with Unity3D.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make XAML design view undockedable so that it can be moved to another monitor

                                          I don't want to get rid of the XAML design view. I just want to make it live on another monitor.

                                          I also want that single design view to correspond to the XAML text editor view that currently has focus. So when I switch to a different XAML page the design view switches to track it.

                                          I've seen a few other requests for this (multimon support) that have been marked as completed in VS2015, but as far as I can tell all that has happened is that it is now possible to disable the XAML design view entirely, which is…

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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