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  1. Remove/ ignore events in Application insights

    Add an option to remove or ignore events in the diagnostics view of Application Insights

    47 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Tasks to use story points instead of hours

      Not everybody use Hours in Tasks. I think it'd be nice to use User Story Points, Effort, PBI Points or whatever name you want to represent the measure of the Task, so we can measure the work not in time but in weight.

      14 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • manage releases from same build definition

        When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

        To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
        a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

        b) the…

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Extension SDK Tooling

          VS Extension SDKs are a great way of packaging up components, specially with company internal components, native DLLs and also closed sourced (read: paid and/or licensed) SDKs.

          They also add a great benefit of consumers of the Extension SDK to easily "Add Reference..." within the VS IDE, making it simple to add these package references, no matter the project type.

          1.) It's unfortunate that Extension SDKs have to be created by hand and is very error prone and tedious. It would be very helpful to automatically package up Extension SDKs within a GUI in the IDE.

          2.) Also, creating these…

          26 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide option to group Generic types

            Every construct that will reduce the number of generic types needed to be written will significantly improve readability and maintainability.

            I suggest to provide 'grouping' of generic types (as one can do in C++ by using templates and typedefs), something like:

            genericsgroup TypesIntDataProvider
            {
            TFetchParams,
            TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<int>
            }

            interface DataProvider<TypesIntDataProvider T>
            {
            T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
            }

            Or even crazy generics- 'genericsgroup' with implicitly inferred types:

            genericsgroup TypesDataProvider<TItem>
            {
            TFetchParams,
            TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<TItem>
            }

            interface DataProvider<TypesDataProvider T>
            // I DO expect TItem to be inferred on instantiation
            {
            T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
            }

            Then use it like: …

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

              Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

              226 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • LightSwitch for Sharepoint Forms

                At SPC14 it was announced, in the absence of InfoPath, Access is the MSFT choice for SharePoint forms over relational data targeted to 'Information Workers'. LightSwitch should be the choice for solutions needing more extensibility for 'Power-Info Workers' and developers.

                Vote here but also vote on http://officeforms.uservoice.com (see below)

                To make this a reality, Access and LightSwitch teams need to collaborate closely to get the two HTML frameworks aligned in a way that an upsize would be doable from Access Web App to LightSwitch Cloud Business App.

                The Office team is soliciting feedback about this on uservoice.

                Here are some…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • HJS extension bug

                  fix this bug: every time i open VS 2013 I have to TOOLS->Options->Text Editor->File Extensions <re add the extension hjs associated to HTML Editor>

                  VS doesn't know about HJS extension (Hogan.js), and it doesn't save the mapping

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow deployment logs to be attached to emails

                    When you have a deployment fail in Release Management, there should be an option to have the full tool log attached to the emails that are sent out to the Deployment Owner group.

                    For example: If publishing a DACPAC fails, the only information you're given is that SQLCOMMAND.EXE failed and returned an error code. This doesn't give the developers enough information to troubleshoot the issue. If the log file was attached to the email, they'd be able to see the root cause of the deployment failure and take corrective action without having to load up the RM client.

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend the toolbox and what can be done with the template

                      I want to use conditionals, call other workflows, add/remove users in groups on servers, add certificates and manage user access on private keys, add/remove com+ applications and components, add/remove app pools, virtual directories and applications etc without having to create my own powershell script.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • scheduled release

                        Need the ability to schedule a release in RM...this could either be handled by allowing a predefined release window to be specified for individual environments, or simply by scheduling the individual releases. Ideally, the ability to specify a release window per environment would be ideal. Our organization has defined release windows that we cannot violate without following an emergency release process, which adds considerable overhead and detracts from the value of release automation

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please stop throwing "Cannot find the requested resource" exceptions

                          I develop Visual Studio extensions with Break on all Exceptions set.

                          Every time I do anything in Visual Studio (launch VS, open the Options dialog, use Solution Explorer), I got lots of first-chance ArgumentExceptions, "Cannot find the requested resource", from
                          Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.dll!Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.TryEachApplicableNamespace<string>(string resourceName, Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.GetResourceDelegate<string> getResource) .

                          This severely interferes with my debugging workflow.

                          Please please stop throwing this exception.

                          26 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to move the objects in the uimap.uitest from one parent control to other

                            At the moment uimap.uitest doest not have the ability to move the control to a different parent , having this would be useful when the object hirerachy in the application is changed

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create [WarningAttribute] that triggers compiler warnings/errors the way [ObsoleteAttribute] does.

                                Add a [WarningAttribute] that works the same way as [ObsoleteAttribute]; it would trigger a compiler warning or error with a customized message. Ideally it would not be sealed. You could do things like:

                                [Warning("This class uses PInvoke and will prevent ARM compatibility.")]

                                [Experimental("This method has not completed Quality Assurance, and should not be used in a production environment.")]
                                This feature would be particularly useful for component creators.

                                This would be the bees' knees.

                                42 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Incorporate Xamarin license in MSDN subscription

                                  I think it would be a great idea to incorporate some aspect of the Xamarin license in an MSDN subscription.

                                  Seeing as we can now write C# PCL to target different devices and there is clearly some level of partnership between the two companies I think it would be a great way to boost Xamarin usage in the .NET community.

                                  As a company, we'd like to write applications and try out Xamarin but are off put by the requirement to spend £2000 just to try it out internally.

                                  Is there any way some kind of deal could struck to offer…

                                  57 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add properties to enums and facilitate enums as DataSource with integrated string description of each item

                                    First, like MATLAB can do, make enum a struct to include properties like this

                                    struct DaysOfWeek
                                    {
                                    enum { Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat }
                                    bool IsWeekend { get { return this==Sun || this==Sat; } }
                                    }
                                    ...
                                    DaysOfWeek day = DayOfWeek.Mon;
                                    if(day.IsWeekend) { ... }

                                    Essentially the enum values become equivalent to static readonly fields but retain their value semantics.

                                    Also a combo box should be able to use enum with the DescriptionAttribute to show not values but strings, but return values on .SelectedValue

                                    Please integrate enums as DataSource for list of values in ComboBoxes and other…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Elemental functions for use with collections, just like Fortran 95

                                      public static int Add(int a, int b) { return a+b; }
                                      ...
                                      int[] array_a, array_b;
                                      int[] array_c = Add(array_a, array_b)

                                      Allow static functions of a type to be used with arrays of the type for fast sequential data processing (and mathematical operations).

                                      From Fortran Wiki: Elemental procedures are specified with scalar dummy arguments that may be called with array actual arguments. In the case of a function, the shape of the result is the shape of the array arguments.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Cloud Load Test, Application Insights and Windows Azure - Better Together Guidance

                                        I would like to provide a guide to answer two simple questions:

                                        1) Does my application support *** users?
                                        2) If not, what do I have to do?

                                        We could create a guide teaching how to combine Cloud Load Test, Application Insights and Windows Azure in order to show how to answer these questions.
                                        • What scenarios should I consider for my Load Test?
                                        • How many agents do I need? How to know if the agents are over capacity?
                                        • How to distribute the user load?
                                        • All my requests returned HTTP 200. Is it good? Cache / CDN…

                                        50 votes
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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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