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  1. tfs web portal themes dark colors

    Add more standard themes to the TFS web portal, especially one with dark background colors like the standard dark theme in Visual Studio.

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    • Support markdown as an alternative to html for workitems

      Markdown is now widely adopted and that would be a more fluid experience when writing workitems.

      Having to select text and click on a toolbar to do basic formatting such as bullet points is not really efficient.

      Github like support would allow code snippet in Tasks which might prove to be helpful.

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      • Provide an audit log of changes to TFS build configurations

        Currently there is no audit trail for TFS build configuration changes.

        Provide an audit UI for changes made to a TFS build definition. The target audience would be administrators who are tracking down changes in build behavior over time to changes in the build definition.

        The audit log should provide the following:
        * the timestamp of the change
        * something identifying the one who did the change
        * It would be nice to see a summary of changes.

        A rollback option would be even better and could be attached to the audit log (like it is for general TFS 2012…

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        • Help me know what branch I'm working on

          We use extensive branching in our software development lifecycle. When I open the same solution on different branches I can't easily tell which branch I'm working on. This often forces me to flip through 2 or 3 windows of VS to find the right branch

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          • Allow to maximize the TestSteps in WebAccess

            All HTML Fileds in TFS 2013 have a Option to maximize the content to Screen.

            I would love to see this Feature also for the TestStep Section

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            • Add Check-in policy settings to the Process Template

              The check-in policies for TFS are currently not settable in the Process template.

              Some policies should be satisfied every time in our organisation (successful build, comment and associatie to workitem).
              At the moment we have to (and don't forget) to set these policies manually on each new project.

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              • When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset

                When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset that was found/searched for. Currently, you have to view history on the solution/folder/file to select the changeset and roll it back.

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                • Replace "Open Command Prompt" with "Open Git Shell" in Team Explorer for Git based repositories

                  Which should open a PowerShell + Posh-Git console instead of a regular DOS-Shell console. This way it will be easier to work with Git repositories from a command line. Also take a look how "Git Shell" works in "GitHub for Windows" application. We need exactly the same thing which can be opened right from Visual Studio, or even better a PowerShell-based console which would be opened in one of Visual Studio windows (similar to NuGet)

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                  • Allow build summary to display code coverage percentage based on lines of code

                    When code coverage is run as part of a build the percentage displayed in the build summary is calculated based on the number of blocks covered. We would like to be able to configure this to calculate the percentage based on lines of code covered - as we fail the build based on lines of codes covered.

                    We have to stick with lines of code rather than code blocks for compatibility with other tools we use.

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                    • Create more display filters for TFS2012 Web Access.

                      Users need to be able to view PDF, Docx and VSS file extensions without having to download the file first. This would make the Web Access tool in TFS more popular with none programmers

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                      • Provide a way to reuse files or folders in TFS source control

                        Most SCC tools provide a way to reuse files or folders in source control.
                        Solutions such as SVN externals, ClearCase components, Synergy sub-projects etc.
                        TFS does not provide such a solution and the only way to manage code reuse is by creating complex branching schemes (which call for even more complex an error prone merging) or complex workspace mappings.

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                        • update the default copy workitem function to allow admins set a default and allow users to set if they want copy links and/or attachments.

                          I suggest you update the default copy workitem function to allow admins set a default and allow users to set if they want copy links and/or attachments. Therefore when the copy workitem box pops up it would have two check boxes that could be defaulted to be checked out not. the check boxes would be two WorkItemLinkCopyFlag options CopyLinks and CopyFiles.

                          This would allow the copy function to work much better b/c it would avoid that issue of huge linked workitem counts on workitem that have been copied over and over for each new release/sprint.

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                          • allow for additional fields to be added to iterations

                            With the new iteration configuration in TFS2012, it would be beneficial to be add a few custom fields the dialog. In TFS2010, this functionality was a work item type so it was very easy to add additional fields. Also, this was a good place to put goals for the iteration and the details from the retrospective. This has now all been lost.
                            I like the direction TFS2012 went, but now have lost some of the functionality that was quite useful int TFS2010.

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                            • 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…

                              29 votes
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                              • On the Kanban Board, hovering over a Story Card pops up a the Task Board tasks for that story

                                I love the Kanban board view of the stories and I love the task board we work from. But when in a scrum it would be very helpful to have the ability to hover or click on the story card and to see the Task board tasks for that story while staying on the Kanban board. I've attached a mockup to illistrate the idea.

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                                • Service-level agreement (SLA) and Operational-level agreement (OLA) in TFS

                                  TFS requires a fully configurable Service Level Agreement (SLA) module, with support for international time zones. Service Level Triggers define escalation and notification options, which include the pop-up Lync/MSN/Skype Instant messaging, email and even SMS text messages to mobile phones. This would ensure that no call reaches a response or fix deadline without warning being issued to the relevant support staff. In addition, "back-to-back" SLAs must fully supported that monitor the performance of your third-party service providers.

                                  Please consider it for the next release.

                                  29 votes
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                                  • Continue to improve the Pending Changes window in 2013

                                    The pending changes window is much improved from 2012, but still not as functional as 2010. A few items:
                                    - The "extra" stuff at the top takes up too much real estate, even when collapsed. On a laptop screen I have to use 1/3 of my screen to even get to the file list.
                                    - Please bring the checkboxes back, or find some other way to let us include/exclude files using the keyboard. We are still developers, after all. The mouse is not our forte.
                                    - When a work item is associated (not resolved) with a checkin, it would be…

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                                    • 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.

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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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                                        • Increase the maximum build number length to more than 64 characters

                                          It would be awesome if the maximum length of a build number could be greater than 64 characters. Currently, our builds fail if our build definition name pushes us beyond that limit. Instead of requiring us to trim the build definition name or use a different build number format, we could just have that limit increased. 128 seems reasonable.

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