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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. Control who is allowed to use the REST APIs

    We need a security control at the Org level to allow who can interact with the platform via the API. (tool, service, users, etc....registration types).

    We need to control deal with our concerns about rougue scripts or tools others write going off the rails and affecting more of the product and data than was desired.
    One bad code loop could destroy everything in a project.

    Would be best if there were settings that allowed these controls at a feature level (Boards, Tests, etc)

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      0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Tags/Header section to be minimized

      Our project automatically adds a lot of long tags to each bug. This takes up a lot of space that can not be scrolled or minimized.

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        0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add description field to the Analytics Views for exporting to power bi.

        I believe this should be a simple field to add. Convert the multiple line field to just a single line string Ex: how the "Teams" tab does it in excel. Having this field exposed will allow us do a far better job reporting on projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Link Pull Request to Work Items using the REST API

          I can do everything I need to do with pull requests programmatically except add work items to the pull request; I still need to go to the GUI for that. It'd be great if there were a way to do this.

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            0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make work item rules = "Value in field cannot be ..."

            In order to help enforce certain state flows and actions taken during workflow we need a rule to ensure the value in a field is not XXXXX when the condition occurs (like a state change)

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              0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can we allocate Delivery Plans in TFS2015?

              How about the organization where I work with TFS2015? Would there be any way to use your extension Delivery Plans in TFS2015?

              I thank your attention

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                0 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In Azure DevOps Wiki, allow team members to be tagged within a page, and they are notified when their names are refrenced

                In Azure DevOps Wiki, allow team members to be tagged within a page, and they are notified when their names are referenced

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                  0 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow/create new Kanban board for non-Backlog item types or Per Backlog Type

                  There are other work item types used that enterprise teams would love to handle in the KanBan manner, w/o being forced to mingle confuse those items in with product backlogs. So there are 2 feature requests here:

                  1) Allow new "Custom" KanBan boards that focus on a specific work item type.
                  - This allows a visible and easy lifecycle for things like "issues", "Ideas", and even "Tasks only" if that was wanted.
                  - It keeps that item out of the WIP limits and backlogs where other, real work is tracked. If for example an "Idea" work item become approved, it…

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                    0 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • markdown collapse

                    Add collapse/expand support for markdown editor.

                    We use the bot to send a big chunk of build statistics like bundle sizes via comments. But we also don't want the comment to be too long for people hard to scroll. Please consider provide collapse/expand support for the markdown so we can make the comment shorter when collapsed

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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • System.Reason field - make it valuable, or remove it.

                      System.Reason had very confusing behavior that is not manageable.
                      In the inherited process, (Agile template for example), the Reason field will enforce a picklist of certain values with a default in some work items (just like you could do with TFS via XML).
                      But in other cases, it is a free-form field that can be typed in.
                      There is no ryhme or reason to it. There is no way to manage these values or defaults, and there is no way to even setup such behavior (choices and defaults) for any new work item type you may create.

                      You cannot even…

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                        0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • On the releases page, I want to see ALL currently running releases please.

                        I would like to see all currently running releases, not just the one release that I happened to have worked with last. How can I see all active/recent releases?

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Plural "Repos" should be singular "Repo"

                          A project can have only one repository.
                          The navigation tab says "Repos" which implies you can have more than one.

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                            0 comments  ·  Repos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • /_backlogs/directory

                            Skip /_backlogs/directory page if only one backlog exist.

                            With the recent addition of the directory page it creates an unnecessary click when only one backlog exist.

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                            • Hide Tasks Assigned To Others When @Me Filter is On

                              In your recent update you changed how filters work. Now when I filter tasks to only see tasks assigned to me, all tasks still appear and mine are white background while other people are a grey background. This does not make sense to me and I would prefer filtering work just as it's name is defined. Filter out tasks not assigned to me. This should be the default behavior and if there are users with a need to highlight their tasks that should be an option or another feature.

                              Please do not cross filtering with highlighting and return the ability…

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                                0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Could you please provide a time field to track the history of work items on reports please in days.

                                For example you started the work item 5 days ago and continued doing work on it moving it from one column to another and then close in the end. What I would like to see is the time it took from opening or creation to closure please.

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                                • Allow return of more than 200 Full Payloads when doing a wiql query

                                  When doing a wiql query that return more than 200 responses, you only get full payload for first 200 items. The remaining items only return the ID. Would be nice to indicate in the query statement that we want verbose for all items, or a listed number of items.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Searching in Git Forks the same way as Git Repositories

                                    Currently, you can search in normal Git repositories. Searching does not support Git repository forks.
                                    We use forks for our long-lived release candidates. It's important to be able to search the forks and not just the original repositories.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Scoped Build Variable Group

                                      Currently running TFS Version 16.131.28106.2

                                      Grouped Variables in a project are great!. But I would like to have the Group visible to multiple Projects.

                                      I have Dozens of projects I need to setup. Each Project has a Production and Test build. One test variable value and one production value. Idealy I'd like to change one entry and have all of my dozens of Projects immediatly see this change.

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                                      • Search in branches should allow/use reverse-sort

                                        When searching on microsoft.visualstudio.com whether a certain commit has made it into a branch, the default sorting in search isn't that helpful. In part that is due to the windows team putting the version before the data, but I guess that won't change soon.
                                        The scenario is that I want to check if a certain commit into a certain branch, and what the first date and/or version is that branch made it. Typically this means searching in build/rs_branch/... The default sort however puts the oldest on top (due to the windows version prefix), starting a few months back. And because…

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