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  1. Work item control that allows a selection of multiple values

    Having a multi-select control that work in VS, Web access, that is easy to query and populates the reporting cube would helpfull in many scenarios.

    The current work around (ex: http://witcustomcontrols.codeplex.com/) is far from empassing all the above requirements

    543 votes
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    • New Work Item Control: Checkbox

      Creating string fields with "Yes" and "No" (or "True" or "False", or "1" and "0") as allowed values, is a viable "workaround" for a Yes/No field - but still, a real checkbox control would make it even better.

      btw: Checkboxes are a Windows control introduced from the very beginning (Windows 1 actually, I checked. ;)

      537 votes
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      • ...develop an empowering Process Template editor!!

        The current editor's user experience is a barrier to process improvement through customization of of the template itself. The idea that an out of the box process template will satisfy all customer needs (or even one of the several shipped by MSFT) will be a limiting factor on meaningful and valuable implementations of the product.

        484 votes
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        • Add server-side git hooks

          Please add server-side git hooks. Github has this feature and it is extremely useful.

          More info here: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Customizing-Git-Git-Hooks#Server-Side-Hooks

          469 votes
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          • add folders for build definitions in Team Explorer

            I would like to have folders for my build definitions in Team Explorer that allow me to organize and apply batch updates to several definitions at once. I could apply security to the various folders which would be inherited by the build definitions underneath. Batch updates could include regular expression modification of the build definition names, workspace folders, drop locations, and/or projects to build.

            466 votes
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            • Add ability to hide/mask fields in a work item based on security/permissions

              Currently you can make work item fields READ-ONLY for certain groups of users. We would like to have the ability to hide fields or to mask the value of the field as well based on security permissions.

              For example we require our PM's, Dev's and QA's to enter time estimates for enhancements and defects. These are values that we don't want our Sales/Consulting teams and potentially End-Users from seeing.

              449 votes
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              • Allow to move more than one file at once in TFS source control

                It is currently only possible to move files one by one in TFS source control, which means that it takes a lot of time to move several files from one place to another place. It would be great if one could select multiple files and move them to another place at once.

                434 votes
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                • Visualize relationships between branches based on changesets

                  I'd like to see an overview graph of branches to determine how branches were created, merged or synchronized. Actually I have to find the right changeset to get the same information. When working with a lot of branches like we do (feature-driven development) it would be very helpful to obtain rapidly an overview of latest actvitities among the branches (especially for synchronizing branches).The graph could be visualized as DGML and rendered in Visual Studio.

                  431 votes
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                  • Provide the ability to convert a work item to a different type

                    ...for example, change an existing work item from an Issue to a Bug, etc.

                    Users less familiar with the system frequently enter work items using the wrong work item type. Currently, you can't fix these items.

                    423 votes
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                    • Easy way delete a task or work item in Team Foundation Server

                      It is common to make a few mistakes, duplicates etc when entering a bunch of new work items or tasks. There is no easy way to delete the bad ones and try again.

                      I know it is possible to to do this from the comamnd line, but it is a pain and defeats the purpose of having a GUI. The end result is that poor items get left in the project because it is a pain in the *** to remove them and start over.

                      364 votes
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                      • 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).

                        360 votes
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                        • Versioning of Work Items

                          Work Items currently already have revisions saved and make them visible by looking at the history tab, however this should be a first class feature. Allow users to navigate back and forth in time, compare versions and most importantly, let work item template editors specify which attribute and state machine changes trigger a major (x.) or minor (.y) change. For example changes to the 'Description' field in our environment always causes a major change from e.g. 1.0 (or 1.1, 1.2 etc) to 2.0. Same goes for status state changes from 'In Review' to 'Released'.

                          343 votes
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                          • Enhance the Open Query in Microsoft Excel to allow cross-project queries to be exported.

                            Now we get error: TF208015: You are trying to add work items that are not in the selected team project for this Microsoft Excel file. Only the work items from the *** team project will be added to your work item list. If you want to add work items from another team project, open a new Microsoft Excel file from that team project.

                            Are you kidding me? How is it the TF client can display the results of the query, but the export cannot handle them too? Makes it incredibly cumbersome to manage program-level reporting...

                            331 votes
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                            • Better support to Continuous Deployment Practices

                              The Microsoft ALM platform has adopted a lot of Agile practices. The new Dev11 Agile Planning Tool is the dream of any agile team. So, we have fantastic tools for planning, designing, developing, testing, building, but what about deployment?

                              A software can be done without “formal requirement”, without design, test, etc. But we have to deploy it in order to use. So, I think we could make the life of build master easier and add a kind of deployment process in team build.

                              I know we can customize the build process template, we can use BRD Lite from Rangers, but…

                              331 votes
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                              • Move workitem between team projects

                                make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

                                321 votes
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                                • Support converting TFS online project from TFSVC to Git

                                  I want to be able to convert an existing project in TFS online from using TFSVC version control to Git. Currently I can only get Git by creating a new project.

                                  321 votes
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                                  • Provide TF build activities like "deploy web app", "deploy database", or "copy file"

                                    Currently, to get these features into a CI build, we have to pass a lot of MS Build properties around. Having gone through the trouble of creating my own templates to handle these features, it would be nice to see them included out of the box.

                                    300 votes
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                                    • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

                                      possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way

                                      292 votes
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                                        We have included both import and export from Visual Studio Online on our product backlog. Brian has some more information about data export available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/21/vs-online-early-adopter-program-extended-to-may-7-2014.aspx

                                        Additionally, this week at TechEd North America we have announced that we have partnered with OpsHub to create a free migration utility to move the most requested data including history from TFS to VSO. You can find out more details on this migration utility that was released here: http://bit.ly/OpsHubBlogPost. We will also continue to include proper import support on our backlog for future investments.

                                        Thanks!
                                        Ed Blankenship, Ewald Hofman, and Andrea Scripa
                                        Visual Studio Online Team

                                      • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

                                        In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

                                        291 votes
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                                          Coming soon… we’re building plans for this now. We’re starting with additional fields and tags on cards, but a first class blocked indicator will come shortly after.

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                                          Aaron Bjork
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                                        • Make TFS more Audit Friendly

                                          We have outside auditors come in and they want to see stuff like who gave Jerry Project admin rights and when and how long did he have it? Items like that It would be nice to find info like that. It would also be nice to be able to export all of the users of a project in the groups that they are in.

                                          290 votes
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