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  1. make it possible to move a Team Project between Team Project Collections

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365365/make-it-possible-to-move-a-team-project-between-te-1.html
    Currently you need to move an existing Team Project to a new Team Project Collection. I would like a feature to move Team Project between Team Project Collections without using TFS Integration Toolkit or other 3rd party tools.

    2,382 votes
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      115 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We are committed to supporting the ability to move projects between collections, however we’ve been unable to make progress on this feature. Unfortunately, the challenges highlighted in earlier posts are still present.
      I don’t foresee us making progress on this feature within the next 6 months. We will provide an update once we start planning for the second half of 2019.

      Whitney Jenkins
      Azure DevOps Program Manager

    • Allow for updating process templates on existing projects in TFS

      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365391/allow-for-updating-process-templates-on-existing-p.html
      To keep up with improving processes, there needs to be a migration path for existing templates to be upgraded to new templates. Some information in work items may be lost when mapping these to new work item types of the new templates, but this may well worth the benefits of moving to a newer process. Creating a new team project is not always feasible, especially if the source code versioning needs to be in place.

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        37 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to not bring the new Inheritance model to TFS on-prem with the next major release. It was a tough decision that we didn’t take lightly. The scope cuts that we had to make in order to deliver it to on-prem were just too painful, and would not give the User Experience we would be proud of.

        We are still planning to bring it to our on-prem customers in a future release of TFS.

        Sorry for not having a better answer.

        Ewald Hofman
        VSTS/TFS Program Manager

      • Edit comments on ticket's discussion

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365434/edit-comments-on-tickets-discussion.html
        at tfs page, the ticket's discussion comments can't be edited, i would like to edit the comments because of typos or other things.

        737 votes
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          155 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This work is planned and we’re currently hashing out all the details for updating our discussion experience to make it more prominent, usable, and modern.

          Allowing editing existing comments will be part of this update. Sorry for the inconvenience that our current experience creates and thank you for your patience.

        • Single Dashboard for Multiple Projects

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365500/single-dashboard-for-multiple-projects.html
          Currently TFS has dashboard for each project. However a user can have entitlements to multiple projects. So the user has to go inside each project to see project dashboard and view charts.

          The proposal is to have a SINGLE dashboard that allows viewing multiple projects view on a single page. Widgets from projects can be pinned on this new dashboard.

          This will be very handy for program level initiatives where a program has multiple projects being worked upon.

          324 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            In our VSTS Feature Timeline(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/release-notes/), you see a feature called “Dashboards – Create dashboard separate from a team” under “Reporting”

            This feature will allow you to create a Dashboard that has no association with the team. This means you don’t need to create a team, to make a Dashboard. You can create any number of these Dashboards and share them with who you want.

            However, Dashboards will still be stored with a Team Project. So to address your scenario (cross-team-project Dashboard), you’ll just have to pick a team project to store the dashboard.

            We don’t have immediate plans to store a dashboard outside a team project.

          • Support markdown as an alternative to html for workitems

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            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365464/support-markdown-as-an-alternative-to-html-for-wor.html
            Markdown is now widely adopted and that would be a more fluid experience when writing workitems.

            Having to select text and click on a toolbar to do basic formatting such as bullet points is not really efficient.

            Github like support would allow code snippet in Tasks which might prove to be helpful.

            171 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Task Group parameters to be optional

              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365727/allow-task-group-parameters-to-be-optional.html
              I would like to have Task Group parameters to be optional, like having a checkmark in the UI. Currently there's only a default value field which can be empty in the Task Group itself but when I use the Task Group it must have a value.

              As a workaround I exported the task and updated the input section in the json file from required":true to required":false.

              This is not only not user friendly but when imported again it is a copy of the…

              140 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • InRelease Reports

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                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365436/inrelease-reports.html
                I want to have nice SSRS and SharePoint Dashboard reports showing the release and deployment process from TFS to In Release and through lab environments.

                129 votes
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                  15 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  This is a great idea! I want to let you know that we have included your suggestion in our next 6-month plan.
                  We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request.
                  In the meantime, please share specific reports that you may want to have available out of the box with us.
                  Shashank Bansal
                  Program Manager

                • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365461/trigger-rollback-activity-when-a-release-is-reject.html
                  Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

                  It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

                  By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

                  119 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Task Group custom conditions at group and task level

                    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365689/task-group-custom-conditions-at-group-and-task-lev.html
                    Enable the task Control Options custom conditions for the Task Group Task to skip the Task Group, and also the at the individual tasks wihtin the group.

                    When you create a Task Group for a bunch of tasks that had custom conditions, these seem to be removed as the UI no longer shows the custom conditions options.

                    114 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Continuous Integration Path Filters for Github

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                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365570/enable-continuous-integration-path-filters-for-git.html
                      You recently introduced Path Filters for vsts + git. It is not yet available for Github. Would be awesome if support could be added.

                      99 votes
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                        22 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the ability to create personal dashboards

                        This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365515/allow-the-ability-to-create-personal-dashboards.html
                        While it's nice to see team overviews and dashboards that are set up by the team admins, it would be nice for a user to create their own personal dashboard that cannot be seen by other members in a team.

                        91 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          In our VSTS Feature Timeline(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/release-notes/), you see a feature called “Dashboards – Create dashboard separate from a team” under “Reporting”

                          This feature will allow you to create a Dashboard that has no association with the team. This means you don’t need to create a team, to make a Dashboard. You can create any number of these Dashboards and share them with who you want.

                          As part of this feature you will also be able to create personal dashboards that only you can view/edit.

                        • Add PowerShellGet support for PackageManagement

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                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365613/add-powershellget-support-for-packagemanagement.html
                          Supporting PowerShellGet would allow us to write the following in PowerShell.

                          Install-Module -Name "My.VSTS.Module"

                          By allowing VSTS to support PowerShellGet, our company can then build our own "internal PowerShellGallery" to share PowerShell scripts across the company.

                          59 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We’re working with the PowerShellGet team now to improve the PowerShellGet client’s support for authenticated feeds. Once that work is completed, we’re also looking into supporting PowerShell modules as a native package type in Package Management (with the correct icon, metadata, download instructions, etc.)

                            -Alex Mullans
                            Program Manager, Package Management

                          • Build support for external submodules that require authentication

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365517/build-support-for-external-submodules-that-require.html
                            Submodules work in the new build system in TFS/VSTS 2015 however, they either need to come from repos in the same team project or from repos that are anonymously accessible.

                            This suggestion is split from "Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension" (http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519-team-services/suggestions/3606383-add-submodule-support-in-visual-studio-git-extensi)

                            58 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show WI from multiple artifacts under workitem tab in Release Management

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                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365779/show-wi-from-multiple-artifacts-under-workitem-tab.html
                              Our release consists of multiple artifacts which located in different repos, each artifact has its own build and associated WI . Now WorkItem tab shows WI linked to a primary artifact.

                              it would be good to see what was changed in the other artifacts

                              44 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Release activity in work item history

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                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365584/release-activity-in-work-item-history.html
                                Currently, associated work items are listed in the release. But, from within the work item, there isn't a link or a history entry to tie it to the release.

                                31 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add task to promote packages for release management

                                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365674/add-task-to-promote-packages-for-release-managemen.html
                                  The release views of package management is great. However, it is still a manual process to promote packages to any defined release views. There should be a task that can be part of a release definition that could promote a package after deploying it.

                                  26 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Validate Pull Request only if Build has been Released Successfully

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                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365637/validate-pull-request-only-if-build-has-been-relea.html
                                    It would be great if Pull Request validation could be done only when the release associated with the build has been successfully deployed.

                                    Currently, all we can do is validate that the build is successfull, but deployements are great to dispatch tests to various teams (QA, Performance tests, ...) but cannot be bound to the PR validation

                                    23 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add workitem tags to TFS warehouse

                                      Allow the work item tags to be reportable from the datawarehouse to allow end users to use them in reports. Would be ideal as a lookup rather than a string of tags on the work item in the same way as the operational DB in tbl_TagDefinition

                                      22 votes
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                                      • Expand/Collapse All feature on Task Board

                                        I would like to have the Expand/Collapse feature in the task board similar to what is already available in the backlog

                                        19 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add filter to only show Active User Stories on Task Board

                                          Right now on the Task Board there is no way to limit your view; so even though I can watch my WIP limits on the KANBAN board, and make sure only a limited number of stories are Active, when I switch over to the Task Board view, ALL user stories are present; this is wasteful as the team will still SEE EVERTHING - rather that only the Active stories and the related Tasks. Adding a simple filter to only show Active User Stories on the Task Board will make the KANBAN and Task Boards interoperate.

                                          19 votes
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