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  1. Add Story Point burndown to dashboard and reports

    Add a burn down for User Story's with Story Points to:
    - Project Dashboard
    - Reports (Project Management similar to Burndown and Burn Rate)

    We use Story Points on User Stories and Hours on Tasks. This means we have:
    - A project burndown based on story points
    - An iteration burndown based on hours

    In Iteration 0, we take a first pass to create all known User Story's assign each Story Points. This allows a project burn down based on Story Points. This feature is missing in TFS 2012.

    At the start of each iteration (1 and onward), we create…

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    • Advanced Team Explorer integration with multiple Git repository's

      As seen in this blog:

      http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-may-13-vso

      Currently you can create multiple repository's in one Team Project, but then you don't have advanced team explorer integration in VS2013. As quoted in the blog:

      "If you rename a repository then you will need to manually update the remote URL where you have cloned it. Right now you can only use the advanced Team Explorer integration when the repository is the default one (i.e. the repository with the same name as the team project). You can still clone, push and pull into the other repositories in your team project from Visual Studio, but…

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        Thanks for the suggestion. We’re currently 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

      • 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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        • Provide deep integration of Lync in Team Foundation Clients

          I've seen a couple of user studies from Microsoft Research on this subject and I'm personally seeing a couple of great things that might help improve collaboration between co-located team members.

          Deep integration of Presence, IM and screen sharing features would be really helpful if you're not int he same room. We're thinking along the lines of:
          - Presence for Work item fields containing people (assigned to, created by, history).
          - Presence inside the dropdowns for Assigned to etc. That way you can quickly assign items to people in state 'available' for quick triage or resolving of issues
          - Extend…

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          • Allow disabling alerts if only the backlog item priority has changed

            Users gets an alert if they created an item and that item is changed. it's not possible to configure the alert so that if only the backlog item priority changed (in backlog list, not in current sprint) - ignore it. that happens very often if the product owner reorders the current backlog items

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            • Add "Edit work items in this node" security policy to Iteration in Team System

              In a Team System project there are two security policies under Area that currently are not available for an Iteration. I would like to have those same policies available for both Areas and Iterations. The policies (permissions) are:

              Edit work items in this node
              View work items in this node

              https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/557648/add-edit-work-items-in-this-node-security-policy-to-iteration-in-team-system

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              • Make cross-team project checkins properly respect checkin policies of each individual team project.

                It is currently possible to check in files that fail the checkin policies of a team project by also checking in files from other team projects at the same time. See http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/726309/custom-checkin-policy-not-being-applied for more details about this currently "by design" "feature".

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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

                • 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.

                  58 votes
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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

                  • TFS Plugin for Android Studio

                    Please create a Plugin for Android Studio.

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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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                      • 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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                        • Allow users to choose which Live ID Service account they want to use. I signed up and it took the wrong one!

                          TFS online signup seems to just grab the first live ID it finds. I actually wanted to sign up with a different one!

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                          • 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

                            56 votes
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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

                            • Support more than 100 Git repositories

                              Visual Studio has currently a limitation of 100 Git repositories which it can show per team project. Since it is quite common nowadays to have only a single team project this limitation can be reached quite fast.

                              The workaround with manually cloning the repository is also not really satisfying since repositories cloned this way lack of several TFS integration features (eg. linking commits with work items).

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                              • Add reports for Business Value

                                We need to encourage teams to get the Product Owner to use the "Business Value" field.

                                1. Rename the current "Velocity" report to "Velocity for Effort"
                                2. Add a new report "Velocity for Business Value"

                                The 2 attachments show what I would like to see...

                                Adam
                                www.adamcogan.com

                                55 votes
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                                • Seach in TFS Team Room

                                  Enable search in Team Room on www.visualstudio.com, or attach the message in Team Room to Work Item (By Id, #<Id>) generate a record on the log of Work Item.

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                                  • 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

                                    • 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

                                      • 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

                                        • 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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