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  1. Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

    JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

    The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

    I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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    • Add build status to pull requests

      I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

      On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

      This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

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        Thanks for the great idea! We’re already working on building great integration between pull request and build. We plan to release this functionality in the near future, and we’ll update this suggestion when we have completed the work.

        Matt Mitrik
        TFS Program Manager

      • Board: Allow PBIs to be placed on the task board like tasks (PBIs without children are not shown)

        Let the team decide if it wants to further decompose a PBI or not. Small PBIs should appear on the task board alongside with regular tasks, that are used to decompose larger PBIs/Bugs.

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        • Allow the "contains" operator when searching iteration/area paths

          I find it frustrating that I can't use the "contains" operator on Iteration/Area paths when defining Queries.

          I often like to search for all work items in an iteration path containing "hotfix" for example. Or all workitems containing the phrase "Chrome" in Area Path.

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            We already had this idea received from different schedules. It is on our backlog. We don’t have it scheduled for the VS11 release (yet).

            If the idea gets a lot of votes, it is more likely that it will be implemented in the near future.

          • Hide iteration work items in web access backlog or modify the query

            When in the backlog view in Team Web Access, it would be helpful to be able to hide work items that have already been assigned to an iteration. I think this could be accomplished by some sort of option or by being able to modify the backlog query

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              UPDATE: In one of the updates we have made a change which shows any committed item regardless which sprint it is in, based on strong customer feedback. With that update, it is not possible anymore to hide these items on the backlog.


              In the process template we have defined the meta-states. If an item is in the metastate InProgress or Completed they are removed from the backlog when they are assigned to an iteration. It depends on the template you are using.

              Scrum: PBI’s and bugs in an iteration are removed from the backlog when in state Committed or Done.
              Agile: User Stories in an iteration are removed from the backlog when in the state Active, Resolved or Closed
              CMMI: Requirements in an iteration are removed from the backlog when in the state Active, Resolved or Closed

              Ewald Hofman – TFS Product Group

            • Disallow TFS checkin policy override

              The ability to override checkin policies is in some cases absolutely unwanted. If I use policies I have fairly reasons to do them and dont't want it can be overridden...
              'No override allowed' will be much more useful than generate a list of overridden policies and will help enforce code quality.

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                Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve the policy experiences for TFVC. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                Matt Mitrik
                TFS Program Manager

              • Custom Sort Order for TFS Fields

                At the moment is very difficult to get a good sort order for any field that is not-numerical. Give me the ability, either when I create a field, or when I create a query, to set a custom sort order.

                This comes up all the time. But here are two examples.

                Status: I have New, Active, Closed. I'd like to have the sort order match the chronology of the workflow, but all I can get is alphabetical.

                Stack Rank: We use stack rank to organize the most pressing work item, but don't apply it to all items in our backlog.…

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                • Intergrate Yammer with TFS

                  We currently use Yammer with our dynamics CRM, it would be great if yammer could be integrated into TFS in much the same way.

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                  • Allow multiple Complete meta state mapping in TFS 2013

                    In TFS 2012, we were able to map multiple state values to the "Complete" meta state. In TFS 2013, we cannot do that anymore.

                    This is very beneficial for business like ours who have different state that is considered "Completed" in the software development cycle.

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                    • Allow for gitflow branching model

                      We would like to allow for a git flow model. Or a simple branching model with branch permissions such that only team leads are capable of merge (after code review) and developers may only check into their feature/issue branch.

                      http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/

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                        Thanks for the suggestion. We’re current investigating how we might provide better options for managing git workflows. We’ll provide more details when we better understand our direction.

                        Matt Mitrik
                        TFS Program Manager

                      • Make changeset discussions more discoverable

                        Provide a way to make TFS 2013 changeset discussions more discoverable. Today, there are two ways to know if a discussion is occurring on a given changeset:

                        * Navigate to Web Access, then go to "Code" >> "Changeset". Look for any changesets with discussion balloon icons and click on those.

                        * Create a Work Item from a given discussion so as to track it on the board and/or notify someone who has set up alerts.

                        It would be preferable to subscribe to project alerts based on discussions, or to subscribe to this event in the Team Room.

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                        • Bring color back to VS 2012 RC Source Control Explorer

                          When connecting to TFS Source Control Explorer, the complete lack of color makes it very difficult to distinguish content. The original Visual Studio 2010 TFS Source Control Explorer interface was best and most closely mirrorred/mimicked the look and feel of Windows Explorer. The complete grayness of Source Control Explorer completely renders the Source Control view useless compared to Visual Studio 2010's interface.

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                          • Add a space for SCRUM 'Definition of Done' on the TFS home page

                            It would be great if on the Team Foundation Service home page it was possible to add my teams 'Defiinition of Done' so it's easily referenced - perhaps from the Team Favorites tiles.

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                            • API to talk with TFS from different platforms

                              would nice to have a API that is platform independ (like webservices) to talk with TFS. This so its possible to create WIndows Store apps that communicate with TFS

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                              • Parameter passing while queuing builds from TFS Web

                                We have custom parameter which has to passed while executing TFS Builds. Please provide parameters tab in web access similar queue build window in Visual Studio.

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                                  Thank you for your feedback on this idea. We are excited to let you know that we are working on releasing this to you in the near future. We will check back when it is available to you. Chris Patterson Program Manager

                                • Enable custom ordering in product backlog and sprint backlog in TFS Web Access

                                  Like in "scrum from the trenches" we priorise the work items in descending order of the priority value, being 100 the most important and 0 the less important. In web acess we can't change the sorting order/column of the sprint backlog or product backlog.

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                                  • Connect by relation a code review to the changeset it was requested for (when doing review after checkin)

                                    As of today, when you do a code review before checkin, the code review is linked to the final checkin. However, if you initiate a review post checkin, the changeset is not updated with a link to the code review.
                                    This makes it impractical to overview what tasks and changesets that have been code reviewed in a post checkin scenario.

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                                    • Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api

                                      Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api.

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                                      • Allow renaming of attachments on work items

                                        At the moment it is possible to quickly paste a screenshot into the attachments section of a work item using Ctrl + V. This gives the screenshot a default name of 'screenshot.png'. This is fine unless you want to add multiple screenshots, as you aren't able to change the name of the attachments and any subsequence screenshots are also given the same name.

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                                          Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to include this into the product. We will be providing an update soon.
                                          - Justin Marks (Microsoft)

                                        • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                                          Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

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