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  1. Add ID numbers to the Task Board tasks and work items (PBIs and Bugs)

    When looking at the Task Board tasks and master work items, it would be helpful to know the ID numbers of the items up front instead of having to open the tasks and master work items up.

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    • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

      When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

      174 votes
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      • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

        I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

        We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

        We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

        However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

        We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

        165 votes
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        • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

          When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

          165 votes
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          • Allow impediments to be viewable next to their respective tasks within the Board page.

            Up until a few weeks ago, we had been using the Urban Turtle extension for TFS, which was much easier to work with than the base web interface. I love the new TFS web interface, however, there is no way to view impediments to a task (no easy way). If an associate is waiting on something in order to complete their task, we add an impediment to the task. Urban Turtle then shows that impediment (in yellow) next to the task, so that we can easily see that the developer is unable to proceed. This allows our project manager to…

            162 votes
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            • Introduce "Is empty" operator in TFS WIQL for rich text fields

              It is currently not possible to search for rich text fields that are empty. You have to specify a value that the field must either contain or not contain. This value cannot be left blank, so searching for work items where not text has been entered is not possible.

              In addition to the "Contains" and "Does not contain" operators "Is empty" and "Is not empty" operators would be very useful.

              161 votes
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              • TFS Integration with ServiceNow

                Many of my customers use ServiceNow for managing project initiatives, tracking costs and resources, and for their ServiceDesk. TFS currently has no integration with this tool, and the customers could get a lot of value out of being able to link information in ServiceNow to TFS work items and report on them. So it would be great to have an easy way to synch data between the systems.

                161 votes
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                • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Online

                  As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back to Visual Studio Online. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

                  159 votes
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                  • Include feature of Task Board Enhancer plug-in

                    Include all the features in this (excellent) free plug-in:
                    http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

                    Unfortunately it has not been updated for TFS2013 yet.

                    158 votes
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                    • Add context menu item in solution explorer to open Source Control Explorer showing selected file

                      When you right-click in VS 2010 Solution Explorer it would be great to have a shortcut there that opens up Source Control Explorer immediately showing the selected file.

                      Currently a user is required to open Source Control Explorer and manually expand (and know) all the folders in the path to get to the desired location.

                      155 votes
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                      • Implement AD FS for TFS

                        Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

                        153 votes
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                        • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

                          Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

                          149 votes
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                          • Persist the last view of the Query Results in VS (Horizontal/Vertical)

                            Working on Visual Studio, when you open a work item query, the results window shows its contents in the horizontal split view. If we prefer the vertical split view, we have to change it every time we open the window. Team explorer should have a way to configure this behavior. The same happens for folder/flat view in pending changes window.

                            149 votes
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                            • Implement real-time collaboration on the Kanban board

                              The Kanban board is an invaluable tool for teams, however not all teams sit in the same physical room when doing planning meetings, nor should I be forced to refresh to see what's going on throughout the day. It would be great if the Kanban board supported real-time collaboration so all connected participants could see what the rest of the team is doing. This could be achieved using the Microsoft SignalR framework.

                              147 votes
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                              • Provide keyword expansion in the source code control system.

                                I would like keyword expansion similar to what was available in VSS. This would store the filer version number in the file when it is retreived from source code control. This is needed for control of text files where you want to know what version of the text file is installed in a customers environment. We use the version of the source code of our sql files to determine if we should run the script file or not. Currently we are unable to use TFS because of the lack of this feature. I am not happy with the client side…

                                142 votes
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                                • Kanban board: More customizations and usability features

                                  Kanban board should provide additional capabilities so that we can effectively move existing "physical" Kanban using team or from competitive products to TFS. Some important customization capabilities:
                                  Which field to display on the card
                                  Ability to choose number of card width for a specific state/column
                                  Ability to have horizontal swimlane with different states (for different class of services for example)
                                  Ability to access the PBI related tasks as a sub-board

                                  And also usability features:
                                  - functionalities for large display for team board: auto refresh, auto scroll, etc.
                                  - change the priority/positionning of the card directly on the board
                                  - Ability…

                                  141 votes
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                                  • implement branch history for folders

                                    In the history of a single file the branch/rename history is visible by plus-sign on the left.
                                    I would like to have such a feature for complete folders which are branched/renamed.

                                    139 votes
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                                    • Allow Bugs to show on the Board

                                      Our project releases are usually high in bug count and it would be great to see them in the board to view them as a part of the burn down chart.

                                      132 votes
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                                      • In Team Foundation Service, allow projects to be "public", like GitHub

                                        I really like Team Foundation Service, but I keep find I get drawn back to GitHub for Open Source projects.

                                        I realise CodePlex already exists, but they don't have the full TFS facilities (Build etc).

                                        I would like to see the ability to have public projects for our Open Source work.

                                        132 votes
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                                        • Move a file in TFS, which is dragged from on project to another instead of remove and add it

                                          Until now, Visual Studio removes and adds a file in the TFS if it get traged/moved between different projects. Visual Studio should move the file instead to prevent the CC history.
                                          The same could also be used for cut & paste a file.

                                          131 votes
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