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  1. In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to "Associate" instead of "Resolve" on Check In

    In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to Associate instead of Resolve on Check In. In VS 2012, our team often closed the work item because Team explorer Automatically chooses Resolve instead of Associate in team Explorer. Its really Annoying. In most scenarios, the developer is going to associate lots of check ins for a task. they resolve the task only once , when the task is completed. so its better to make a default value as an associate instead of Resolve. or At least given an option to choose an default value. Thanks.

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      14 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

      To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

      Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

      Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

      http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

      Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

      683 votes
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        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

        please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

        683 votes
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          40 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include SQL BI tools in the latest VS version

          SQL Server 2012 has followed its predecessors as the BI Tools released again with the previous version of VS instead of the latest one.

          Please, release the BI tools with the latest VS version and include it in SQL Server. Be the IDE really integrated again (or finally)!

          678 votes
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            11 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • String interpolations in C#

            Enable string interpolations in C#.

            The interpolation should happen during compile time, so there are no performance penalties paid during runtime.

            The Boo implemenation is a good place to start:
            http://boo.codehaus.org/String+Interpolation

            These should work:

            var a = "Now is $(DateTime.Now)."
            var b = "Tomorrow will be $(DateTime.Now.AddDays(1))"
            var c = "This list has $(list.Count()) items."

            643 votes
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              39 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make Code Review available to Professional users

              Code reviews currently can only be requested and viewed by VS Premium and Ultimate users. I fail to see why this feature is not available to anyone using TFS, regardless of Visual Studio version. If peer code review is required, then all members of the team must do it. However, in our company, we only get Premium MSDN licenses for developers that need it. Not everyone needs all the bells and whistles that come with Premium. And I don't think its worth the extra $5,000, per developer, to upgrade to Premium just to do code review. We would love to…

              627 votes
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                22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ask before moving files in Solution Explorer tree.

                Accidentally moving files to random directory really annoys.

                627 votes
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                  30 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • coded ui

                  Enhance Coded UI Test to include the many common features found in commercial-off-the-shelf software test automation packages like SmartBear's Test Complete. These packages typically feature very rich functionality in mapping and managing UI control objects, whereas Coded UI does not. Packages like Test Complete also boast an impressive list of technologies with which it is compatible. Coded UI is limited in this respect as well.

                  623 votes
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                  • TFService + git - Pull requests

                    Visual Studio's current Code Review feature works only from within Visual Studio: https://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/get-your-code-reviewed-vs

                    When using TFService with git, we need something similar to Pull Requests, as a means for performing code reviews, as github.com and bitbucket.org offer:

                    https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests

                    https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Working+with+pull+requests

                    620 votes
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                      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • provide a way to version-control build definitions

                      Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

                      608 votes
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                        26 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back support for Smart Device Extensions

                        Microsoft caused outrage when without warning or explanation they dropped support for the Smart Device Extensions. Meaning that there is no support for both managed (Compact Framework) and unmanaged (C++) development for the Windows CE platform.

                        Microsoft promised support would be added by the time VS2010 was released but then back tracked, to date the official line is use VS2008. This product is nearly 4 years old, it is becoming increasingly more impractical to use VS2008 solely for the purpose of developing for the Windows CE platform. Many development teams invested heavily in the benefit of having a single UI…

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                          16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make all msdn documentation available off-line

                          Please bring us back to the good old days where all docs available off-line were available to download... if not free for all at least for msdn subscribers.
                          Thank you

                          590 votes
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                            22 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ability to add multiple activities per team member in sprint

                            I really like the new feature (may be) in TFS where you can add capacity in the sprint which estimates work by activity.

                            currently a developer can spend 2/3 of this time in development and 1/3 in bug fixing(testing). so, i would like to see two/more entries per team member to divide their capacity across different activities and properly track the project activities (dev, test, requirements etc etc)

                            hope you got what I am trying to say.

                            587 votes
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                              17 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow TFS Task Board to have custom colors

                              For example if you could assign a color to an area, then the task cards would be colored to that area

                              575 votes
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                                39 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hide Work Item Types (WITs) based on permission/security group

                                Within a team project, you should be able to specify who is allowed to create a specific Work Item Type.

                                A user should only see Work Item Types in the "New Work Item" menu (Team Explorer, TEE, Team Web Access), that the user is allowed to create.

                                570 votes
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                                  14 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Organize project XML files to reduce 3-way merge conflicts

                                  If the project XML file contents were simply ordered, for instance alphabetically like a default file system view, it would drastically reduce the number of merge conflicts that edits cause.

                                  Currently we see items added at the same spot in the file (so there is SOME order happening) with no relation other than time, causing a merge conflict that's completely avoidable. If an order was applied, it would make most 3-way merges automatic and/or a lot less work.

                                  570 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ADFS federated authentication for Visual Studio Online

                                    Allowing federated authentication for Visual Studio Online so that we can manage our users internally

                                    564 votes
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                                      27 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include Pex and Moles with all Visual Studio editions

                                      Include Pex and Moles with all editions of Visual Studio including Professional edition rather than being restricted to developers with Premium or Ultimate editions of Visual Studio. This will allow all Visual Studio developers to leverage the capabilities of the Moles mocking library and the additional feedback for Unit Testing available with Pex.

                                      554 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make (editing) Typing/Scrolling more responsive

                                        There is a visible lag between the moment you press a key and the moment this translates into a character on the screen. Things like Go To Definition, and scrolling, can hang for several seconds.

                                        It appears to get worse over time as you work in the editor.

                                        549 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Working Hours and Days Off to be entered in User Profile

                                          Adding working hours and days off to the user profile will allow members to take responsibility of their working hours, making capacity planning easier.

                                          A project administrator may also need to be able to update these for a user, for cases of unexpected absence, etc...

                                          548 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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