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  1. 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 →
    • Provide the ability to prioritise Backlog items in a sprint backlog by dragging and dropping the item

      When I am working with the sprint backlog in the new new web UI I want a way to easily re order the backlog items in the sprint.I can currently do this in the main product backlog but not in a sprint backlog

      202 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visualize the rights of a user/group on all different aspects of a Team Project

        You can set rights in TFS on a lot of different levels. On Team Project, Area/ Iteration/ Team Queries, Source Control/ Folders/ Files, Builds / Reports / SharePoint. Especially in TFS with different TFS groups that sometimes contain the same users/groups, it is hard to see why a user has a specific right or is not allowed to do something. At the moment it is hard to find this without checking everything manually.

        201 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement TFS Build for linux (Create Linux build agent)

          Allow to use fullfeatured TFS build agent on linux machines

          200 votes
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            under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

            In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

            Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

            192 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Centralized Build View & Management

              Create an interface to centrally view and manage builds for administrators. As an admin that manages builds across team projects, I find it tedious that I have to navigate to each Team Project’s Build Explorer to see current build activity. It makes it even worse that you force each Build Explorer to open in the same VS Window.

              Minimally, the interface would be the current Build Explorer without the Team Project filter, thus allowing admins to have a central view of build activity. Ideally, it would be a similar interface that allows for a centralized build activity view and also…

              185 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add native support for GIT

                Version Control

                185 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a report that shows the age of pending changes

                  This would show which files are currently checked out and how long they have been checked out. Would improve transparency within teams to see how long developers are going without checking in code.

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

                    179 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the "My Work" section available in VS 2012 Professional

                      I've recently discovered that the fantastic new "My Work" section of Team Explorer that is enabled with TFS 2012 is not available in Visual Studio 2012 Professional. The My Work feature is one of the tenets of TFS 2012, as it defines and enables a new and much improved workflow. To limit it to VS Ultimate is to cripple one of the basic features of TFS 2012 for the majority of Visual Studio users.

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

                        175 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • group pending changes instead of having a flat list of files

                          The pending changes view only offers one flat list of changed files. If you work on more than one topic in parallel it is quite cumbersome to check-in only the files from your workspace that cover that topic. Shelving does not really help here. Having the possibility to assign changes to certain groups would help a lot.

                          171 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate Team Wiki / project documentation pages

                            To document a project, we currently use the tfs team wiki pages and sharepoint. It would be nice to have the same in the online tfs version.

                            165 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

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

                              165 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                156 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable TFS reporting with TFS Preview

                                  It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

                                  152 votes
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                                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS The +Add Backlog item should not default to the current iteration

                                    On the HOME screen in TFS web access, if you click on "+Add Backlog Item" button, the new backlog item defaults to the current active iteration. This is an unfortunate decision as it means that the item (most likely) will automatically appear on the board without being approved by the product owner. We should have the ability to specify a "default iteration" used for creating new items similar to how we have a default area.

                                    148 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Burndown to use story points instead of hours

                                      We typically don't use hours on our tasks. It would be nice to change the burndown in TFS to use story points on completed/non-completed PBIs instead.

                                      146 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Implement pull request for git repositories in TFS with online diff view and commenting much like on GitHub.

                                        On GitHub it's possible to maintain a master repository to which contributers can issue pull requests from their forks or local repositories. You can then have gate keepers who review the changes and approve or reject them based on the quality. When rejecting a change they can add comments about necessary changes and so on. This is a great practice to ensure greater quality in the finished product and for some of our projects a requirement for us to consider TFS rather than GitHub. This functionality should be implemented in TFS online so that Visual Studio is not required for…

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

                                          138 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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