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  1. Option for exporting test results with the actuals in MTM tool

    There is no option available to export test results along with the comments/actual results entered during manual test execution.
    But, most of the companies demand the tesport along with actual results as part of quality process.

    Ideally, the quality process expects the following as part of test report:

    Testcase ID
    Testcase name
    Test Step/Action
    Expected Results
    Actual Results/Comments
    LInks if any
    Machine details: May be Operating systemm information will be enough
    Build details

    We can acheive this by creating our own SSRS schema and deploying it on TFS server. However, it would be good to have an option at Test…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add additional dropdown for Completed field in Task board

      I think the task board is a great step forward in lowering the developers effort to update their progress by making it easy for them to change their remaining work. This works great when working with the SCRUM 2.0 template. However, when you use the Agile template, I came across an interesting problem:

      The problem is that from a managers perspective, progress tracking is done by comparing the completed and remaining work with the estimated work. A developer can easily change the remaining work, but why not add an additional dropdown so he/she can easily update the completed work? Now…

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Extend Read Only TFS Users to read/edit all work items (or sell new type of CAL)

        Hi,

        This is more of a request than a question. Our developers are using TFS (all have MSDN), but in order for the whole company to adopt TFS we need other departments such as customer support and QA to be able to view, create and edit Work Items.

        At the moment you only allow non-TFS users to create new items and view only items they have created. This is extremely limiting and means that we need a massive number of CALS for TFS which cost $499 each. It is a crazy cost for a user only accessing work items. These…

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          7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Unshelve across branches

          Commonly write some code in one branch and then have to defer the feature/fix to another release. Need to be able to shelve the changes and retreive them to the other branch. This needs to be supported in the UI.

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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Team Project creation through Eclipse TEE plug-in

            Currently through Team Explorer / VS you can create a new Team Project in TFS. Can this feature be included in Eclipse for non-windows developers?

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            • Allow the use of tree path field in user custom field in TFS work item editor.

              Add ne wcustom filed of type tree path to the work items.

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              • Allow Time Tracking in Scrum template Team Foundation Service

                When checking in from VS or updating an issue using the Scrum template, allow the developer to enter time worked.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expand description window for Product Backlog Items

                  When using the Scrum 2.0 process template, Product Backlog Items are used to represent User Stories. The Description area is used to document the User Story.

                  Customer collaboration is a core agile value. The description area is currently not suited as a sharing platform between PO's, Scrum Team and other stakeholders, the area is just too small.

                  It would be great if the description area could be expanded, at least in the web access view.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Easier method for associating Sharepoint versioned files to TFS WorkItems

                    We need to associate certain versioned (word,excel etc) documents against work items so that we know the specific change that was related to a specific bug or change request.

                    Our current work around for this process is this.

                    1. A tester found a bug and a bug was raised.
                    2. It was determined that a functional document needed updating as well as the code.
                    3. The Functional document was already stored and therefore updated in TFS Sharepoint version control.
                    4. Locating the updated version in the version view of the document in sharepoint i copied the URL to the versioned…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query

                      TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query off the TFS data warehouse. Also, you should be able to define where the title shows sum, count, average, max, min, etc.

                      This could be used to easily show cycle time for Kanban teams!

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                      • Make code review shelving and unshelving more seamless

                        When in a code review, you can unshelve the code included in the review. However, to revert back to the previous unshelved state, you need to undo the pending changes that were brought down from the unshelve. There should be a "revert back" option that will undo everything for you and bring back the state of the pending changes that existed prior to the unshelve.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • My Work should update Assigned To Field

                          When adding a task to "In Progress Work" currently the Status is updated to in progress but the Assigned to field is not updated to the user.

                          Assigned to should automatically update to the user.

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                          • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                            Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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                            • Scope Cumulative Flow Diagram to the Backlog Iteration of a team

                              The current diagram available on the Product Backlog page in TFS Web is a good start, but strangely it is the only item that doesn't respect the backlog iteration of a team. I want it to be scoped accordingly to match everything else.

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                              • Allow multiple Complete meta state mapping in TFS 2013

                                In TFS 2012, we were able to map multiple state values to the "Complete" meta state. In TFS 2013, we cannot do that anymore.

                                This is very beneficial for business like ours who have different state that is considered "Completed" in the software development cycle.

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                                • Increase Work Item Size Limit in TFS Service 2012

                                  Increase Work Item Attachment Size Limit in TFS Service 2012. The default is about 4MB, what if you are working on the project which has teh resource more than 10MB? there should be the place to change that, or by default it should be allow up to 2GB.

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                                  • Ability to change project template

                                    There should be easiest way to change project template. Of course some of the working item properties will be removed or default value will be added, but there should be possibility to change share point template and to migrate all old working items to new chosen project template.

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                                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a way to override "keep items checked out when checking in" during check in process

                                      By clicking the "keep items checked out when checking in" checkbox at Tools>Options>source control>environment, you can have TFS keep the files that you are checking in checked out. there should be a way to override this setting when doing a check in. Here are some possible ways to do it: a button or checkbox in the pending changes screen. Pressing shift (or some other button) while clicking the check in button.

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                                      • Add MS Office plugin to TFS

                                        Add MS Office support into Visual Studio to create, edit documents saved in TFS. Would be helpful to review or edit specification documents from TFS itself.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ensure the integrity of the TFS checkin policy from being tampered with

                                          Ensure the integrity of the TFS checkin policy from being tampered with. Because the TFS checkin policy is executed on the client side, it can easily be tampered with, i.e. the user can easily replace the policy DLL with their own to bypass your policy. Even using strong name assemblies will not work as it can easily be disabled. Maybe Visual Studio could verify that a policy is digitally signed before loading it? Or server side policy would make the policy secure and benefits in terms of deployment. The checkin policy is very useful for industries that are highly regulated;…

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