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  1. When all tasks are complete for a backlog/bug, prompt the person with the last task to close the backlog

    When all tasks are complete for a backlog/bug, prompt the person with the last task to close the backlog.

    There should be an automated message that states something like, thsi is the last task in this backlog, do you want to mark both as complete?

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    • Why it's so hard to find something in Microsoft Web,To much junk.

      If you can't make something,Copy from Google.

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      • In the Azure SDK, when writing JSON Azure Resource Manager Templates, it would be nice if we could right-click a resource and select comment

        In the Azure SDK, when writing JSON Azure Resource Manager Templates, it would be nice if we could right-click a resource in the JSON Outline and select comment out rather than having to select each line of the resource definition as well as the preceding comma when necessary.

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        • User Control and Find control design in programming

          The .NET should automatically find the controls by name when a user control is Registered in the page

          The loading of the controls is confusing too, it should also be allowed to load where the user wanted to load, instead of the page life cycles designed by whomever wanted the flow to be like they wanted

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          • VSO Build vnext: Add the capacity to push changes to git from external scripts

            In VSO build vnext the build agent use a special account to pull the source from remote VSO git. As part of our build process we want to create a tag from the build and push it to the remote origin.

            Having a powershell module or another tool which can be used to performe git action like push could be very great.

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            • VSO Build vnext: allow external scripts/tools to update build variables

              Allow the external scripts (like powershell) and/or tools to update custom build variables.

              This will allow scenario like reading or generating a product version and share it with the other build steps

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              • User stories with child bugs should not vanish from the board

                If a User story has a child Bug it vanishes from the board, this is a surprise to everone I have asked.

                With the new options on how to show Bugs on the boards (see here https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2367637-allow-bugs-to-show-on-the-board & thankyou!) I was hopeful that this behavior would have gone away but it is still there.

                The parent / child link is regularly created by our team both deliberately and accidentally: many people have indicated that they really like thinking of some/most bugs as children of a particular User story (problems discovered with the story's implementation). This means that even if there…

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                • Publish profile choise in new build

                  In the new build option i miss the option to publish using a profile option. I want to publish the files when the UnitTests are succesfull.

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                  • Please add pin option while TFS folder browsing

                    When you are working on multiple branch and multiple folders in TFS you need to have pin folder option in TFS. Which will help us to easily go to pinned folder and do work much faster without spending time in browsing the folders from the root.

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                    • build

                      I would love to see Azure and MSDN Subscription credits to be used toward VSTO builds. Many organizations are adopting a CI/CD green build culture. I love the fact you have enabled CD but with only 60 minutes of build time without using my Azure credit seems too limiting.

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                      • Allow to change color or make bold content of the WIT fields (ex.PBI title field)

                        Looking for a better way to highlight a PBI in the long list of the Backlog Items by changing text color (ex. Title field) or make it bold.

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                        • Add Visual Studio Code Support for IoT

                          Add support for VSCode on IoT ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 2.

                          By supporting IoT devices capable of running Windows 10 IoT, Microsoft would allow a much larger range of users to create and build on the platform. Right now the largest hold back from the IoT platform is the fact you cannot create applications directly on the device. Seeing that Node.js is capable of being deployed and utilized by the platform, VSCode with it's small size and capabilities is a perfect marriage of technologies and tools.

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                          • URL links should open in new window instead of the edit pane

                            currently clicking on a link in the link tab of a work item only opens links to active pane, or edit pane. we should just open new links to new tabs or pages by default, instead of nesting the opened link within the web object that called it

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                            • Query editor should support "And Not", "Or Not"

                              Each clause in a TFS query consists of:

                              - and/or marker
                              - field
                              - operator
                              - value

                              Currently, the only way to find items that *do not* match a particular condition is to change the operator to its inverse (e.g. change "Contains" to "Does Not Contain").

                              But inverses are not available for all operators. There's "In" but not "Not In". There's "Was Ever" but not "Was Not Ever". That means it's currently impossible to query for that information.

                              Here is my proposal to fix this, while barely making any change to the query editor:

                              In the "And/Or" column (whose choices…

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                              • Description, acceptance criteria text areas should expand with window.

                                Open up any work item from the backlog. Expand the window.

                                Expected the text areas should expand with the window (vertically and horizontally)

                                Actual: they only expand horizontally.

                                This makes it difficult if there is a lot of content or images to see all of the content.

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                                • Search inconsistencies in Search Box in UI: why can I search title:text but I have to search system.areapath:text

                                  Some examples:
                                  I can search title:text or system.title:text
                                  Why does this work without the prefix?

                                  I can only search system.areapath:text
                                  Why is the system. prefix needed?

                                  I can only search Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.RequirementType:customer for requirement types
                                  Why is the Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI. needed?

                                  To find items by their fogbugz ids, I have to search custom.originalfogbugzid=123456
                                  Why is the custom. prefix needed?

                                  I fully understand the Query Editor is awesome and I use it all the time. I spend the vast majority of my days searching for items in an incredibly adhoc fashion and I need to be able to do this without the query…

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                                  • Reference a query within a query

                                    TFS queries are reasonably powerful. We have already developed and shared many queries across the team.

                                    What's missing is to be able to compose queries. Simply, when the user:

                                    - is authoring a query
                                    - adds a new clause to the query

                                    ...they should be able to define that clause as being the result set of another already-defined query.

                                    For example, if Query1 is:
                                    Area Path = blah/blah AND AssignedTo = @Me

                                    ....then I could define a Query2 which refers to the Query1 result set:
                                    [Query1 result] AND State Does Not Contain 4

                                    If we had this, we could better…

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                                    • Switching tabs in Firefox can mark a TFS item "dirty"

                                      This was happening for me consistently in an instance of Firefox on Windows. Closing those tabs and opening new ones, I could not reproduce the problem, so there may not be much that can be done with this bug unless we can make it reproducible. Here's the writeup anyway ...

                                      I've got two tabs open in Firefox pointing at two TFS issues that are in a parent-child relationship.

                                      The parent ticket says that I have unsaved changes, which is not true.

                                      I refresh that tab using the TFS toolbar's Refresh icon and click OK in the pop-up dialog and the…

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                                      • "Changed Since" operator on work item fields

                                        We would like to query change dates for *all* fields in TFS history.

                                        To do this, we should have a query operator, "Changed Since". This would let you compare the date of a historical field change date against some benchmark date. For example:

                                        "Assigned To Changed Since @today"
                                        "Area Path Changed Since @today - 14"

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                                        • Clicking around causes a bogus unsaved change

                                          With any item open, repeatedly click from the Description field to other fields (Assigned To, State, Reason, etc.), and back. At some point the "Save" button becomes clickable, indicating that there are unsaved changes. Clicking "Save" causes a new edit to be recorded in History -> All Changes. It shows identical old and new values in the Description field.

                                          We do not want false changes to be recorded in history. Inappropriately activating the Save button will cause this to happen.

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