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  1. Allow editing of send to address for email alerts in VSO

    Allow users to specify which emails they want to send the alert to, both for team and individual alerts. Right now changing the individual alert address changes the default mail address for all alerts for that user, and team alerts send to address cannot be edited at all.

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    • Make a summary of Working day in TFS Online on WebSite

      There should be a page in TFS Online where you can see what was done in a day. Right now you need to check source, then click History, and click for every CheckIn and see the details. I'd like to have a view that can be very long to scroll yet agregates all changes as well shows which changes are linked to wich WorkItems and how they change their attributes (like remaining work time).
      Also I'd like to have a summery of who, how much checks-In in terms of tasks, lines of code, and number of files affected. This should…

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      • Timeline view of TFS work items to aid project tracking

        It would be great to see a timeline of TFS work items, e.g. when was a requirement created, assigned to developer, implementation finished, tested, and closed. This would work for bug items too. It would also be interesting to retrieve statistics of the above, e.g. on average how long does it take for the team to implement a requirement/user story.

        A timeline would help project management answer the following:
        - how log does it take for the team to finish a requirement/bug/review
        - what are the statistics we can conclude, e.g. how long on average does it take us to…

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        • Scrum Workflow should not hide hierarchically defined Product Backlog Items

          "By Design" in TFS2012 Update 1 only leaf node PBIs are shown in all Scrum Workflow views other than the Product Backlog.

          However this behaviour causes PBIs to become "lost", if a non-leaf PBI is committed to a release it simply disappears from all views in the workflow except manually defined workitem queries.

          Moreover the "Create Backlog Query" option is now inconsistent with the view since the resulting query does still include the hidden non-leaf PBIs.

          I believe the most generally useful behaviour would be to not hide the non-leaf PBIs and have the views work with hierarchical PBIs as…

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          • Integrate TFS with SAP Solutions Manager

            Several shops have been developing/using SAP solutions for many years; Customers with a hybrid environment have a little bit of "everything" (Java, .NET, Cobol, SAP, etc.); If TFS wants to become a enterprise class ALM solution it is necessary to consider the integration with other "worlds".

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            • Better collaboration support between customer and vendor via internet

              TFS seems to assume that all parties that want to collaborate are on the same network.

              We want our customers to be able to raise defects, feature requests, view progress reports etc

              Issues we currently face with TFS 2010.

              1. Our customers are not on our internal AD and will never be although we would be happy to set up accounts for them in alternate identity store.
              2. There does not seem to be a lot of info about exposing TFS to the internet.

              I would like to see better support for this scenario. The authentication story at the moment…

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              • Add voting/stack ranking capabilities for work items

                Users should be able to vote on work items in TFS, or stack rank a set of work items, they are asked to prioritze.

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                • Install Storyboarding functionality Team Explorer installer

                  Why is the Storyboarding functionality not installed when you use the Team Explorer installer, like is done with the Excel and Project add-ins? In my opinion this tool should typically be used by program managers, so it is overdone to install a VS Professional or higher.
                  So please, make it available in the Team Explorer installer.

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                  • Have a burndown chart per team member

                    It would be nice to view a burndown chart for each team member.

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                    • FIPS

                      Use FIPS compliant algorithms if FIPS policy enforcement is enabled on the server. Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides require that FIPS policy is enforced: http://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_dot_net_framework_4.0/2014-01-08/finding/V-30926

                      This applies to all US Department of Defense. It is understood that MD5 is much faster and might not even be used for security reasons (i.e. using MD5 to generate a hash to determine file differences on version control check in). However if FIPS is enabled, why not use a FIPS compliant algorithm?

                      It is much better to experience some degredation in performance when FIPS policy is enabled than to occasionally swallow exceptions…

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                      • Make Agile SharePoint Dashboards available in SCRUM

                        In TFS 2012 RC the only dashboard available when using SCRUM is the "Release" dashboard that shows a boring, uninteresting chart. Yet if one is using the Agile process template there are several dashboards available (Burndown, Quality, Bugs, etc.) that display several small charts. this is MUCH more useful than a single "Release" dashboard and yet the various dashboards in the Agile template all apply to SCRUM as well. Burndown is a burndown, bugs are bugs, etc.

                        This is driving us nuts when converting teams from the Agile process template to SCRUM. Once they view the associated SharePoint portal they…

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                        • Hide team projects in source control if you're not connected to them

                          If i wanted to see them i would connect to them.

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                          • Display properties of folders and documents in Team Explorer

                            In VS2010, in the Team Explorer view, you could right-click on a folder or document and see the properties of the folder/document, which included the path to the folder/document. This was immensely helpful and needs to be put back in the VS2012 Team Explorer view.

                            40 votes
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                            • There should be specific subjects and detail explanations in e-mails triggered by alerts

                              I have created check in alert "ASP.NET MVC Test Poject: A file with a specific file extension is checked in" and after testing, it sends alerts to all team members BUT e-mail does not tells anything.

                              You can see it in attachment.
                              There should be customized e-mail messages for different types of alerts, for example: Project Name + Alert

                              In details at the beginning should be detail explanation why this email message has been happened etc..etc.

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                              • Prevent closing work items when child work items are open

                                If Team Foundation Server is to follow the rules of ALM, this functionality must be implemented. Work items should not be allowed to close while existing child work items are in states that conflict with their parent. For example, a user story should not be moved to the 'closed' state if a child task is in an 'In Progress' state. Currently, TFS allows this, and does not provide a means to TFS administrators to prevent this behaviour.

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                                • Enhance the TFS Work Item Query Language to support Aggregate functions max() and min()

                                  As described in my post on the msdn TFS forums, not having aggregate functions like min(), max() makes certain query scenarios impossible at the moment, see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsworkitemtracking/thread/58032a70-547d-420f-80df-64173726eb63/

                                  39 votes
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                                  • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                                    It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                                    For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                                    [Client]

                                    [Product A / Project A]
                                    [Release 1]
                                    [Sprint 1]
                                    [Sprint 2]

                                    [Product B / Project B]
                                    [Sprint 1]
                                    [Sprint 2]

                                    I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

                                    38 votes
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                                    • Remove source control binding information from inside files

                                      Visual Studio uses Source Control Bindings (persisted as various Scc* settings in the solution and project files and also in *.vspscc and *.vssscc files) for legacy reasons. The TFS API allows source control information (server url, check-out status, etc) to be retrieved using only the local file path and Visual Studio should use this capability without requiring the user to manage superfluous bindings.

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                                      • Make it possible to link from a workitem to a shelveset

                                        When having a workitem which is ready for code review, then it would be nice that one can link to the shelveset

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                                        • Include exploratory test sessions in the tfs_warehouse and analysis database to allow reporting

                                          Adding exploratory testing sessions into the tfs_warehouse and analysis database will allow accurate reporting of test team effort.

                                          Reporting on execution of scripted tests can be easily produced but it is currently not possible to include exploratory sessions

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