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  1. TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

    It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

    With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

    514 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      487 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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. ;)

        477 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ...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.

          449 votes
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            under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS to merge multiple, non-continuous changesets.

            It would be very useful if TFS has the ability to merge multiple, non-continuous changesets in a single operation.
            This would eliminate the need to create too many branches for each development project.

            449 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              411 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                406 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  395 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

                    A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

                    339 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

                      324 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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'.

                          323 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Move workitem between team projects

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

                            296 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              292 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                274 votes
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                                  under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Built-in support for NuGet packages

                                  Build definitions should be able to query (customizable) NuGet feeds (HTTP/HTTPS) & download packages referenced by the solution(s) - as we don't want them in source control (setting?).
                                  In addition, build definitions should be able to create, push & publish packages to any NuGet feed.
                                  This should be possible and configurable out-of-the-box, without any customization.

                                  248 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    245 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to constrain linked work items based on rules/conditions

                                      For example, I want to prevent the creation of Sprint Tasks before a Product Backlog Item is ready for development, assigned to a Sprint, contains a description, and is prioritized.

                                      232 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Windows 8 apps in tfspreview hosted build

                                        The hosted build controller in Team Foundation Server Preview should support building of Windows 8 applications.

                                        232 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement indexed full-text search of work items, check-in comments and source

                                          TFS stores a tremendous amount of text, but finding what you are looking for with the built-in tools is not very easy. The work item query editor follows the old structured approach - which is good for some things - but is clumsy for full-text, unstructured searches. Check-in comments are even more problematic.
                                          Imagine a search engine that crawls the full TFS content, with simple scoping (project/folder and item type) that instantly finds changesets, work items and source code. The web frontent should have a very familiar "web search engine" style, but it should also be possible to perform these…

                                          227 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the feedback. The web access site for TFS 2010 features a search box for work items. The work item search box has been added into the product for the next version of Visual Studio. As BertrandH notes, there’s a third party plug-in that adds a search box for work items to VS 2010. Our official powertools for VS 2010 also recently released with a work item search box added in: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c255a1e4-04ba-4f68-8f4e-cd473d6b971f.

                                            We continue to look into a comprehensive search solution for all artifacts in TFS besides just work items.

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