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  1. Make SSIS/SSRS embedable into applications.

    There are many scenarios when an application needs to load data into a table( ex. "Import From File" functionality). It would be great if one could embed a lightweight version of SSIS runtime into an application without having to install/configure servers.

    I would still want to create/debug DTSX files in VS but instead of a separate project type, it would be available to add to any VS project type.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow "Open in Microsoft" as an option for TFS only cloud access - with no Visual Studio installed.

      Allow "Open in Microsoft" as an option for TFS only cloud access - with no Visual Studio installed. My company has TFS in the cloud and I access it on the web without VS installed. Really need to be able to open my queries in excel with the ability to Publish and Refresh. PLEASE and THANK YOU!

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      • Have you guys thought about adding a 'clear selection' option when highlighting code, so the deletion of text doesn't shift around anything?

        'cut' always moves around everything when I want everything to stay exactly where it is and rewrite the area that I'm selecting. Holding down the 'ALT' is great for vertical selection, but sometimes after I select, I want to clear the text to rewrite it line by line, as opposed to just cut the text.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't show specific updates if they are included in a package update.

          The notification's tab tends to show all available updates, even if one of them is, say Visual Studio 2013 update 4, including SQL updates that were also in the notifications tab.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Group TFS-Projects on the Team-Explorer ConnectionPage by Project-Collection

            On the Team-Explorer in the Connect-Page where you can connect to a different Team-Project the projects are only grouped by tfs-server. If you have many projects and in many different Project Collection it gets messy and defeats the concept of Project-Collection in my opinion.

            It would be nice to be able to group all the projects further by Project-Collection or have a way to define view on how you would like to group or sort the projects on this page.

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            • Add FTP support in Visual Studio Code

              It would be amazing to have native support for FTP so we can program from remote.

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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Custom File Extenstions

                Visual Studio Code should support adding custom file extensions as a specific language. For example ".js, .njs, .jstml" could be configured to be seen as javascript, and ".php .pcss, .phtml, .php5, .pjs" could be seen as PHP.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add --no-sources switch to .NET 5 vNext project properties for dnu publish

                  VS 2015 RC doesn't have a --no-sources option in properties for the project for when you use the VS publish feature. That should be added to keep the sources out of the publish files.

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                  • Allow changing TFS work item attachment comments

                    I also would like to see the ability to change attachment comments made available. This is the single biggest reason why I am still saving emails to disk and then attaching them manually so that I can add the correct comments. The ability to change them after would be invaluable and a huge time saver.

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                    • Make a Visual Studio Solution Explorer that is similar to Windows 8 Start Screen

                      We have monitors now that are enormous and it is now the norm to develop on three or more monitors. Yet we still try to crowd project navigation info that pleads to be fully visualized into a tiny window as if expanding it is somehow a waste of space.

                      I mention Windows 8 start screen in the title of this post. I have no particular love for the start screen except that it is a different spin on a strict hierarchical display of information. I like that it has the objective of using all available screen space to present information…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CodeLens class test

                        Add a CodeLens test tooltip at the class level, to allow easy running of all tests for that class.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make workflow XAML files open source as part of reference source

                          Currently, the source code for the workflow assemblies has been open sourced under the MIT license at https://github.com/microsoft/referencesource, but the XAML files and resource files are not included in that distribution. It would be great if you could release the entire package as part of the referencesource repository so that others can fork and improve the workflow framework.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change keyword "interface" to "spec"

                            As the word "interface" means a place for communication between two entities, a user interface to operate something or the means of connecting something to/with something else, I do not see a logical reason to call a specification or a list of methods and their parameters - an interface.

                            Using "interface" as a keyword to define that list is confusing, especially to begginers. Please change it. Thank you.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add functionality for a team to perform a MoSCoW review

                              A kanban style board with columns for Must, Should, Could and Wont.
                              Optional filter on Epic or iteration.
                              Moving cards from column to column updates the "MoSCoW" value.
                              Moving cards up and down within a column updates their sequence within the backlog.

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                              • support searching through a backlog

                                If you have a long backlog, say a couple of hundred items, and somewhere there is a ticket you would like to move to a specific position,say 3, then you have to manually search and scroll through the backlog.
                                You could search for the ticket, but then you will get the ticket displayed, from which screen you cannot move it to another position and you do not get indicated at which position it currently is.
                                You could try the browser's search but since the whole list is not visible to the browser this search is pointless.

                                What I need is…

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                                • Improve the Workflow around Code Signing Certificates for ClickOnce, etc.

                                  Currently, the process for creating a CSR and importing the code certificate properly signed by certification authority is badly documented, error prone, cumbersome and obscure.

                                  To generate the CSR, we have to install, configure and invoke OpenSSL with the right incantations errr commands.

                                  Then once we have received the signed certificates we have to use the obsure pvk and pkgimprt tools.

                                  Please give use the ability to generate a code signing CSR in Visual Studio, similar to the ability you have in IIS manager.

                                  Then, once the signed certificate was issued by the CA, give us the ability to import…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hide/ignore/filter certain types of files VSCode's tree view

                                    For example *.meta files when using VSCode with Unity3D.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Version for Chromebook or ARM

                                      One version that works with ARMs, that can be run on Chromebook or Raspberry

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                                        0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow to add several directories to "Explore"

                                        Now I can add only 1 folder by File -> Open Folder. But what if my project contains several folders from different locations.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

                                          Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

                                          Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

                                          Please sort this out.

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