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  1. Highlight any work item changed since a specified datetime

    Highlight any work item changed since a specified datetime - allowing easy visibility in stand-ups of what has been changed since the last stand-up and needs to be discussed.

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    • 7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Trim the Entity Framework (edmx) designer window height when tables are changed or added

        With models that are modified frequently or repeatedly the designer's usable height keeps growing because the newly added table only adds to the last known designer window height. It is annoying because added tables show up way below and one needs to scroll out very far at times just to see the entire set of model tables. The issue is magnified when having to drag the just-added tables back up to the rest of the model at the top. This is just terrible UX.

        If you are going to black box to height determination (it appears to happen in VS…

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

          As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

          .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

          18 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove warning about trustworthiness when opening a solution

            Everytime I open a project used on other computer, it shows me some useless notification like "Don't open the project if you downloaded it".
            Why do I have to do 2 more clicks every time I open a project? For what reason did you put this notification over there? I'm not an idiot and I know what should I open and what should I not.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate App Insights technologies in a more holistic view of the monitored services

              Currently App Insights is primarily oriented to Devs, basically breaking one of the DevOps promises. While we need the current AppInsights experience for teams with a vertical focus, we still need a comprehensive view more focused on the Ops side of the fence. We have OpsManager and now OpInsights that are rapidly diverging or not converging on AppInsights feature set. Please change this choice, baclport AppInsights capabilities into OpsManager (maybe giving the AppInsights portal experience inside OpsManager) and add the events to OpInsights, again making it possibile to step back and forth. That would be a truly DevOps Experience. The…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Non-ASP Web Projects

                Visual Studio offers what I feel is the definitive experience for developing web applications. I've spent time with other web editors all the way back with Dreamweaver (when it was the de-facto) and have tried everything up to Brackets and Sublime. But to me, these past few years, especially with the Web Essentials add-on, VS has become the most productive web editor, in my opinion.

                I would like to see project templates created for non-ASP based web projects, considering the landscape of web development is moving towards server-based services consumed by "static" front-ends. I would love for Microsoft to be…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add target directory to Bower dependencies

                  Bower (and NuGet) always install JavaScript packages all to the same root /scrips/ and /css/ folders. This is not safe when installing a number of different JavaScript packages as file names of different packages may collide.

                  Moreover, it's hard to find files in a wealth of different JavaScript files.

                  So I suggest to be able to provide a "webroot" relative destination directory to each of the dependencies to be installed, e.g.:

                  "dependencies":
                  {
                  "bootstrap": { version: "~3.0.0", targetRoot: "bootstrap"},
                  "jquery": { version: "~1.10.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                  "jquery-validation": { version: "~1.11.1", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                  "jquery-validation-unobtrusive": { version: "~3.2.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                  "requirejs": { version:…

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Implement merges between branches with common ancestors without baseless merge

                    It should be possible to merge changes from one ancestor to another ancestor of a common changeset without doing a baseless merge.

                    I find that it is quite common in our workflow that we start work on a project and need to implement feature X, during development (usually at integration time) they may decide they don't want to ship that feature with this project and want to move it to a different project (this is using the Feature Branch methodology where a branch contains x number of features).

                    It becomes very difficult to apply these changes to a different branch…

                    9 votes
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                    • C#: implement "fat arrow" lambda syntax for property getters and setters

                      // For accessing this private member
                      private string _sMyDesk;

                      // I want to write the code as:
                      public string DesktopName { get => _sMyDesk }

                      // instead of:
                      public string DesktopName { get { return _sMyDesk; } }

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                        The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                        "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

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                          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Build the next generation UI language inspired by more readable languages

                          Code is read more often than it is written, and it's harder to read unfamiliar code than it is to write new code.

                          XML is not very readable. It makes a less-than-ideal basis for XAML. I suggest that the next-gen UI language be modeled from more readable languages, such as QML or YAML.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                            Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                            I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                            In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                            Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                            Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

                            17 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Full Support for SpecFlow within Microsoft Test Manager

                              Currently integration seems limited with BDD style tools (SpecFlow) in particular. Can we have the ability to automate unit tests written in the BDD style so we can make the full use of Microsoft Test Manager.

                              We use Microsoft for the whole ALM stack and this is really the only bit that makes us truly automated.

                              Requirement would be to be able to associate specflow unit tests within MTM and be able to kick off runs against different browsers via use of Lab Manager or otherwise (like the current MS Test functionality does).

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

                                New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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).

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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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                                    • Add Android, iOS, Web Applications, WinForms and Xbox Apps to Universal Apps

                                      It would be very nice if we could share our code like in Universal Applications between Windows Store Apps, Windows Phone Apps, WinForms, Android and iOS Apps, Web Applications and also Xbox Apps.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • one project type for cordova and Html5/JS(Ts)

                                        Hi there

                                        Currently I'm using vs 2013 update 4 + cordova and developing angular.
                                        Problem is debugging (developing) for web and Mobile.

                                        I should copy file between two project, asp.net and Js Project

                                        i can't chose debug on browser or device(simulator) simultaneously when developing cordova and vice versa.
                                        (difference between these two are almost different index file, not talking about publishing)
                                        I Couldn't fount any easy solution for this problem. (i also tried share JS project with no luck)

                                        So just add browser debug option when developing using cordava or any other suitable solution.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • In TFS Mapping pane, highlight the Feature that is mapped to the selected User Story

                                          You can map a story to a feature by dragging and dropping. But you can't tell which feature a story is mapped to. Dumb.

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