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  1. Use team fields instead of area paths to support teams

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365897/use-team-fields-instead-of-area-paths-to-support-t.html
    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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      14 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve hosted build agent performance with build caches

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      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365799/improve-hosted-build-agent-performance-with-build.html
      Consider options to reduce build time of hosted build agent significantly. I don't have problem paying for improved performance if there were such option.

      For example dotnet restore build task takes 95 seconds for simple asp.net core 2 app in each build. Packages could be cached.

      Agent initialization takes 39 seconds. Agent could be initialized in advance, why not?

      357 votes
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        51 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export documentation from Wiki

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/379609/export-documentation-from-wiki.html
        it would be useful if VSTS Wiki would allow to export documents to PDF documents.

        109 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Can you please raise a bug @ https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/spaces/21/index.html regarding the issue you are facing with printing a wiki page.

          When you export a hierarchy of pages, would you like to export it to PDF or would you expect other formats as well such as HTML, .docx, etc. or that does not matter much.

          Sandeep Chadda
          follow aka.ms/devopswiki to know latest about wiki
          tweet @sandeepchads to talk to me about VSTSWiki

        • Migrate a shelveset to a different branch

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/366130/migrate-a-shelveset-to-a-different-branch.html
          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…

          20 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Git pre-receive hooks

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            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365841/add-git-pre-receive-hooks.html
            Add built-in Git pre-receive hooks to block undesirable commits from the repository. Examples include commit messages, file content scanning, and file names.

            135 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Upstream Sources for Maven feeds

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              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365864/add-upstream-sources-for-maven-feeds.html
              Add Upstream Sources for Maven feeds to proxy maven central or other maven repositories

              87 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • wiki notifications

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                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/379604/wiki-notifications.html
                We need a Wiki subscription. I would like to know (and would like me team to know) when a Wiki page as been updated or if a new Wiki page has been added. Very important to the communication and collaboration value of the Wiki

                175 votes
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                  34 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I almost hear 3 feedback items here:
                  1) Service hooks to integrate with other tools such as Slack, MSTeams etc.
                  - This makes sense.

                  2) Simple notifications on page updates
                  2.1) Ability to follow a page to accomplish (2) i.e get notifications on page updates
                  - This resonates with me a lot. I think we need to introduce Follow for a wiki page.

                  3) Notifications when anything in the whole Wiki repo is updated. I feel this is a more admin rather than a user level feature .. am I thinking right?

                • Library of Variable and Task groups shared between all projects

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                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365752/library-of-variable-and-task-groups-shared-between.html
                  We need a library in VSTS to manage and share Variables and Tasks Groups between projects, with one definition of a Variable or a Task Group, and not import/export of a Variable or a Task Group which can become different in each project.

                  Lot of projects uses common variables and task. And we need to create only on copy of a Variable or Task group to prevent their duplication with importations, and without to go out of VSTS.

                  Thanks.

                  177 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use dropdowns in variables of vNext build definitions

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                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365862/use-dropdowns-in-variables-of-vnext-build-definiti.html
                    Make it possible that use dropdowns in variables of vNext build definitions in TFS.

                    Original post:
                    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48279008/use-enumerations-dropdowns-in-variables-of-vnext-build-definitions-tfs

                    59 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Wiki - mermaid & plantuml support

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                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365751/wiki-mermaid-plantuml-support.html
                      Love the wiki functionality.

                      It would be great to get support built-in or via user extensions for mermaid (https://mermaidjs.github.io/) and plantuml (https://github.com/plantuml/plantuml).

                      148 votes
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                        19 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Clone Variable Groups

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                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365724/clone-variable-groups-1.html
                        Being able to clone an existing Variable Group in the VSTS Build & Release Library.

                        184 votes
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                          26 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Stakeholders to view wikis published from code

                          This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365939/allow-stakeholders-to-view-wikis-published-from-co.html
                          The new "Publish markdown files from Git to Wiki" feature (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2018/03/25/announcement-publish-markdown-files-from-your-git-repository-to-vsts-wiki/) is great, but while Stakeholders can view normal Wikis, Wikis published from Git don't appear for Stakeholders.

                          21 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Wiki diagrams

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                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365755/wiki-diagrams.html
                            Add basic diagrams support to the wiki.

                            112 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • INSTALL VISUAL STUDIO 2017 IN D DRIVE

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                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365922/install-visual-studio-2017-in-d-drive.html
                              VS installs gigs of data on C. Does MS not know what, "Install on drive D" means?

                              13 votes
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                                12 comments  ·  Social  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support wildcards (*) in Trigger > Path Filters

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                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/366363/support-wildcards-in-trigger-path-filters-1.html
                                Would be great if we could use wildcards notation in Path Filters of Trigger options in Build. Here's a case study :

                                Path Filter :
                                Include | src/app/**/myapp*

                                which would match :
                                src/app/core/myapp
                                src/app/core/test/myapp.test

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide option to "Disable" the Build/Release Definition in TFS/VSTS

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                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365947/provide-option-to-disable-the-buildrelease-definit.html
                                  Currently we don't have any option to disable the build/release definitions temporarily and leads to trigger the builds accidentally by developers which we don't want. We can recreate the build definition by deleting it but it not a good idea in this situation.
                                  Can you please provide an option to disable the build/release definition, and make it like the build should not be triggered by anyone until it is enabled by the administrator.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Support version ranges and wildcards when installing a Universal Package

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                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/366403/support-version-ranges-and-wildcards-when-installi.html
                                    The current `vsts package universal`, and the corresponding Universal Packages pipeline task, only support specifying an exact version when downloading a package. By adding support for specifying a version range or a version with a wildcard, it would be possible to have a build task always download the latest build for testing, or always download the latest version of a tool used in the build.

                                    2 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow creation of multiple Wikis per Team Project

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                                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/379600/allow-creation-of-multiple-wikis-per-team-project.html
                                      We have multiple teams and each require their own Wiki and set of permissions - for us it is unacceptable that one team can access the other teams Wiki

                                      104 votes
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                                        20 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Wow, this was great feedback and real quick too. Repo level wiki is something that we will be releasing in the next 2 sprints (fingers crossed). I will update this thread. If I forget then please check my blogs on aka.ms/devopswiki or tweets @sandeepchads. I will be making some noise there for sure :)

                                        This is what I will do after we release the repo level wiki. I will close this feedback item and reopen another one for only team level wiki so that I can free up your user votes. Also, that will help me understand the real need for team level wikis. Hope you are all fine with it.

                                      • Improve text formatting for work item Description field

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                                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365774/improve-text-formatting-for-work-item-description.html
                                        Either add more formatting options like code snippet or quote, headers, and colors, or add some kind of markdown support.

                                        As a developer I need to be able to write a well organized description. A really big part of that is being able to include system and code keywords or entire snippets in fixed width font. Visually this is required to make the text stand out. Same does for headers (even h2 or h3 would be helpful) and colors (red is often used…

                                        63 votes
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                                        • Docker image cache on Hosted linux agent

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                                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365988/docker-image-cache-on-hosted-linux-agent.html
                                          For Hosted VS 2017 agent, it caches some docker images (https://github.com/Microsoft/vsts-image-generation/blob/master/images/win/Vs2017-Server2016-Readme.md#docker-images), it's better to cache some images on Hosted linux agent.

                                          6 votes
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