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  1. Improve MS Project and Office Integration to include WIs from different projects

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365375/improve-ms-project-and-office-integration-to-inclu.html
    1. Allow excel to open work items from different projects at once.
    its allowed to relate work items from different projects. but not open them in MS project or excel? it would be great to have this feature for release planning across projects.
    2. Feature to open hierarchical query results in excel. It will help use excel reports in many more cases.

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  2. Bring back tree view to Queries

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/366004/bring-back-tree-view-to-queries.html
    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.

  3. Plan Sprint/Iteration Capacity by Effort of Stories/PBIs and Tasks

    capacity planning by tasks assigned to the current sprint works well (but only when there are tasks). When looking forward to schedule the next sprint/iteration, we would like to use the capacity planning tool in the backlog to reflect capacity based upon the estimated effort of the user stories / PBIs. When tasks are eventually added, then the story/PBI's effort is ignored and the child task remaining effort is used towards the capacity. This can help teams plan a sprint at a high level by assigning un-tasked stories/PBIs.

    Example: Assume Sprint 1 has no stories/PBIs assigned, and the team's capacity…

    9 votes
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  4. Product Areas and not (just) Team Areas

    Many large enterprises (govt, banking, ed) are still classic project-mgmt. based and likely to stay so (PMO is a integral part of their IT organization as per an increasingly popular rallying point: http://antiagilemanifesto.com/)

    The switch in VS 2012 from "Product Areas" to "Team Areas" was/is traumatic to these orgs, and often unacceptable.

    Because they do not have teams per-se. New initiatives are funded, staff is sourced to develop, other staff is sourced to test, etc. Basically "small iterations waterfall" is the PMO acceptable compromise these days.

    Short story long: Team Areas don't work well (or at all) for these…

    5 votes
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  5. Provide a simpler process template for Visual Studio Online

    I love VSO and especially its beautiful integration with VS, but it is way too complicated for indie developers. We do not need all that complexity and complication of Sprint Planning, backlogs, kanban boards, etc. It would be nice if on project creation one could choose "No process template" or if there was a simpler one which acted more like a repository than a team management tool.

    4 votes
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  6. Query on all work items based on team

    If we want to query on all work items in a team, we need to create the query based on the area in the team. I think it will be convenient if we could create the query based on the Team filed directly.

    Best Regards
    Limitxiao Gao

    3 votes
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  7. Simple Project

    Allow a simple project that does not use iterations, ideal for small teams just trying out an idea or for when a project has finished and is moved into a support phase.

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