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Announcement: Towards the end of this month, we will move ideas to the Azure DevOps Developer Community where users already report and track their issues. The move is aimed at providing a single platform for all your feedback and improve your engagement with our product team. After the move, this UserVoice site will become read-only and new suggestions can be added on Developer Community.

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  1. Bring back tree view to Queries

    Bring back the query left pane. The new query experience "streamlines" the queries by removing left pane and forcing you to favorite queries for easier access. What I previously accomplished in one click I now I have to perform multiple clicks and type into a filter. This is the opposite of streamlining.

    66 votes
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      25 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We are currently exploring ways we can improve the navigation experience of Queries based on all the feedback we have received. Several User Voice tickets have been merged so that we can consolidate your comments and provide a single channel for communication.

      For more information and to continue to contribute to the discussion, check out the Developer Community ticket (https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/275510/i-am-unable-to-disable-the-new-query-dogfood-setti.html) and Blog Post (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2018/06/18/queries-hub-updates-generally-available/) on the changes.

    • New release tab removed the overview of all releases and made it much harder to approve a release

      The new release tab redesign removed the nice overview of all releases we used to have and made it much harder to approve a release (now takes 3 pages/clicks), before it could be done from the list! Please bring this back!

      15 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pull request comments should be private to the reviewer until complete

        When reviewing a pull request, newly added comments by a reviwer should be batched and only sent once the reviewer completes a review (accept/reject). This provides the reviewer an opportunity to evaluate all comments holistically before sending them out. Currently reviewers can opt to not press the "Comment" button, but that leaves the comment at risk of being lost when the reviewer navigates away from the file or closes the web page. There are times when developers immediately respond to feedback posted on a review before a reviewer has completed the review. This can be detrimental as individual comments can…

        13 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Migrate a shelveset to a different branch

          Restore functionality in TFS/TFVC 2017 to migrate a shelveset to a different branch when unshelving.

          This functionality was available in Powertools 2015 via

          tfpt unshelve /migrate /source:"$/ProjectName/Branch" /target:"$/ProjectName/Targetbranch" "My Shelveset Name"

          But there is no equivalent or workaround for vs 2017 as far as I can tell.

          (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49371144/visual-studio-2017-cannot-move-shelveset-to-another-branch)

          Moving incomplete work between branches as release dates change, or new work comes in is a common practice for us.
          Now we have to temporarily commit incomplete/broken work to merge it into other branches, before rolling back on the original branch.

          Unless TFVC is abandoned in favour of GIT surely…

          19 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to manage a bug as a task and as a requirement in the same team board

            Currently in VSTS and TFS is not possible to manage a bug as a task and another bug as a requirement together in the same team board. In our team, we want to manage bugs as requirements when they are related to an old version of our application, and manage bugs as tasks when are related to an ongoing development of a user story. It would be fantastic if will be also an annotation for bugs in user story just like is already done for tasks and tests.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • New Navigation: Team pull requests

              In the new navigation it would be great to see the pull requests that are assigned to a team that I'm a member of, in addition to those I created. Like in the old/current 'My Pull Requests' page.

              35 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Wiki for entire VSTS site

                It would be nice to have a default Wiki for our entire VSTS. The idea for this Wiki would be to hold a collection of information that isn't really specific to any single project but more general information about the VSTS site or any processes that are specific to our work environment.

                12 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide same rich markdown/wiki editor for published code as for provisioned wikis

                  As documentation structure in an enterprise environment is much more complex and approval (compliance) is unavoidable, use of provisioned wiki in Azure DevOps becomes too limited.

                  We would like to suggest the following features to improve the UX of "published code" wikis for all users (also non-developers):

                  Enable wiki editor for "published code wiki" with same features and functionalities as in provisioned wikis.
                  Enable commit and pull request flow from the editor (wiki).
                  Enable all commit features (such as broken link detection) for "published code wiki".

                  We'll be glad to provide more info if required.

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/project/wiki/provisioned-vs-published-wiki?view=vsts

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable a one click download of the feature timeline for sharing out to stakeholders

                    Feature timeline is great.. What I would like to do is to be able to outout the picture. If my roadmap does not fit to screen I cannot do a screen dump in one go due to the scrollbars in the view. It would be great to download a picture of the timeline.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Differentiate completed work versus removed work in sprint burndown

                      The current iteration burndown is calculated based on sum of remaining work. Throughout the iteration remaining work is reduced as progress is made as well as items are moved out of the iteration. As a product owner or scrum master, it would be very helpful to be able to differentiate this in the burndown. Current surface graph is sum(remaining work tasks in iteration). I'm proposing a stacked surface graph of sum(remaining tasks in iteration) and another series of sum(remaining work tasks moved out of iteration).

                      Currently the only way to determine actual velocity and items completed is via the backlog…

                      15 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Branch Policies: Automatic Reviewers: Require at least one

                        I have a few git branches where I'd like to require at least 1 of 3 specific people to approve it. The current branch policies don't give me this option. I only have the options to require all 3 or make all 3 optional.

                        6 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to filter Taskboard work items by user and include all tasks

                          Currently when you filter the Taskboard view to show only your own items, it will hide any Tasks that are not assigned to you.

                          The problem this can cause is that you can't easily answer the question, "what is the overall status of the PBIs/Bugs that I have ownership of?" in the Taskboard view, when other team members have Tasks on those items. It can also be confusing when tasking out your items - when you add tasks for other people to your Work Item, they disappear if you refresh the view (as they are then filtered out). I've inadvertently…

                          19 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow us to collapse the Organizations list at the far left of the new nav view

                            When working in both Organizations and Project properties, there seems to be a fight for screen space. I think it would be helpful if you could collapse the Organization list vertically. Better yet, maybe you could use the Azure Portal approach where screens slide to the left when you select a new area.

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Current Sprint Board

                              I love the stories board feature in Azure DevOps (my team found the task board to be useless). But it seems geared towards Kanban instead of Scrum and we use Scrum. If there was a board that could be linked to a sprint and showed the work capacity, it would be an awesome Scrum tool.

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support repos for golang by providing a URL alias service on top of VSTS

                                Because of underscores in the git repo URLs, VSTS repos can't be used for golang source packages. Full issue and potential solution in the following post.

                                https://ppanyukov.github.io/2017/02/01/golang-with-vsts-repos.html

                                Solution would be to enable an alias URL that could be used in go files.

                                16 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • yaml definition: external git

                                  Please add a possibility to use external git for yaml build definitions.

                                  Yaml way has only 2 options - internal git or github.

                                  GUI way has this possibility.

                                  Best regards,
                                  Alex

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for helm repositories

                                    As a developer
                                    I want to publish my helm packages to VSTS package management
                                    So that I can provide access to other developers in my organisation

                                    19 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow users to past a image copied in clipboard in "Attachment" tab using Ctrl+V

                                      While we are creating a bug, usually we select some portion of the image using the Snipping tool and pressing Ctrl+V will not past the image in the attachments tab.

                                      Here we are expecting that when the user is in "Attachments" tab if user press Ctrl+V, copied image in clipboard should be pasted in Attachments tab with default name like "Screenshot_1", also must provide an option to Rename it.

                                      This reduces our bug logging time. Otherwise, we need to save the image in local machine and then we need to drag and drop in the attachments area.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use team fields instead of area paths to support teams

                                        I found this idea has been proposed many times under different names, and everytime got archived for too few votes.
                                        So I will post this again if it this time would get more votes :)
                                        Currently one can separate Team responsibilities only by Area Path. TFS supports specific team field but VSTS does not. Plese have this functionality in VSTS too. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/work/customize/use-team-fields-instead-area-paths

                                        188 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Release Management include all work items in release -api (json)

                                          We are using release management for deploying our daily release to our test env´s. To manage workItems related to the release we are using a small web service.
                                          The json the service hook is getting from vsts only includes the first 10 workItems of the release even if there are 20 in it.
                                          This effect also appears when you add a notification if a release is deployed you get a mail but only 10 workItems are listed.

                                          Please include all related workItems in the json or make this "limit" editable.

                                          32 votes
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