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  1. Add gravatar option for profile picture

    For TFS as service please add option of selecting gravator for profile image

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    • Create VSTS work items from within Slack

      Quite often during a conversation in our Slack team room, we'll have an idea for a feature or some other work that is a candidate for a future sprint, and it would very cool if we could create a work item and put it in the backlog for the default team project right from chat.

      12 votes
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      • Send Mails in the name of the real sender

        Every mail sent through the tfs server (e.g. workitem or query results) comes from the same e-mail. I suggest that you send the work item mail with the from address of the current user.

        10 votes
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        • Add Service hook for code reviews

          WebHooks are really awesome in TFS. The only non-awesome thing about it is that there's only a few possibilities. I'd love to see a hook for code reviews specifically; created/updated/commented/closed/abandoned. Should contain a link to open in visual studio or view the shelf set on in the web view. I'm specifically asking for this in OnPremise, but obviously in Online too.

          9 votes
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          • Provide a native way in VSTS to do staged deployment of any new production version of the extension.

            We would like to release the extension updates to a handful of accounts first (especially when there are larger/riskier changes) before rolling out the changes broadly.

            We would like to push regular updates without requiring any action from the user to upgrade. We would also like to avoid two separate versions of the extension on the Marketplace to avoid any confusion amongst users in terms of which version to use. A native way in VSTS to roll out changes in a staged manner would be very helpful and will allow teams to manage their deployments better.

            6 votes
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            • Integrate skype for business

              Add S4B integration so that you can hover over a users icon in a work item etc. and initiate a Skype chat if installed. As per Outlook and other 365 web apps.

              5 votes
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              • "Email work item" command should send mails from actual user instead of "Visual Studio Team Services"

                We frequently use the “Email work item” command and the related “Email” command with multiple bugs selected. They’re useful commands.

                One feedback we’ve heard, though, is that the emails can look like spam because the sender is visualstudioonline / "Visual Studio Team Services". Users often don’t seem to realize a co-worker sent them a message which they might need to respond to, expecting instead that it’s from an automated process. This can cause emails to get ignored.

                Would it be possible for the VSO Email commands to instead use the logged on user’s alias for the sender? When you reply…

                5 votes
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                • Stacked Pull Requests

                  Add utilities for working on a stack of dependent changes while keeping each diff small enough to easily review.

                  At other places, this typically takes the form of stacked phabricator diffs as described in https://medium.com/@kurtisnusbaum/stacked-diffs-keeping-phabricator-diffs-small-d9964f4dcfa6 — branches one off another with pull requests open for merging into the next branch up the stack.

                  Initially a way to mark PRs as dependent in a particular order, e.g. via links, would allow preventing landing in the wrong order.

                  From there, a "Complete Stack" button would be a natural extension to merge a whole stack of PRs down as long as they all met…

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                  • Query DIscussion Items

                    We make a lot of use of the discussions area, have emails sent when we are tagged in them. I have not found a way to query to show me items I am tagged in for discussion. This way I can go back and make sure I addressed the discussion items and work on the related items. Sometimes I am not the person that is assigned in the item, so I can not use Assigned To Me.

                    5 votes
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                    • Add team member day off as an event that can be pushed to service hooks

                      We find it helpful to remind our team when someone is going to be off for the day. During sprint planning we communicate when we will be off. We want to leverage that info as a reminder that is connected to Slack (or any other valid service hook.)

                      As far as I can tell that is not currently an valid event in the API.

                      See attached for an example.

                      4 votes
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                      • Add at least more than the heading for each topic in https://www.visualstudio.com/sv-se/articles/news/features-timeline

                        Some items in the list have hyperlinks from the heading/topic to some page with more information, but some headings/topics are oneliners which sometimes are hard to understand.

                        I dont say to add a lot of text, but would be good to at least have some short description.

                        Applies to
                        https://www.visualstudio.com/sv-se/articles/news/features-timeline

                        3 votes
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                        • Provide "preview" mode to be able to read Word, Excel and Visio docs inside VS Online instead of having to download

                          We should be able to check-in richly-formatted documentation (Word, Visio, etc.) and be able to "preview" it -- just like *md files.

                          2 votes
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                          • Add Changeset commented on event to Service Hooks

                            If there was a changeset commented on service hook event you could post a notification to a team chat service when someone comments on a changeset. This would allow a code reviewer to notify the team about a problem in a specific line of code.
                            The notification would be the comment text with a link back to the changeset page.

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow user to SEARCH a Project from Homepage

                              We have the ability to CREATE a Project or Browse Project in VSTS. But we not have the ability to SEARCH Project.

                              We are proposing VSTS propose to developper to SEARCH Project (based on Project Name, Project Description, Category, ...)

                              Then display a search result page on which they can filter (like GitHub)

                              2 votes
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                              • Provide Online End User Issue handling Like GitHub

                                The one thing I truly like about GitHub is "Issues" management. Bringing a direct path between user issues and repositories/projects is a must for open source projects. I would like to see a similar feature in TFS.
                                The ability to link TFS user stories/backlog items to actual interactions with end users of the product/project is essential for me.

                                2 votes
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                                • Getting notification about VSTS updates and features

                                  At the moment, there seems to be no way to know if there is update on the Hosted environment such as when Visual Studio or MSBuild is updated to a newer version. There should be notification about these types of service changes.

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                                  • I'm new to Visual Studio. I did pretty good with VB6 I'm an engineer and i'm not into all this programming stuff but I would like to know

                                    I got VB6 ok but I'm and engineer and not into all this programming stuff. Is there a simple way to make a compiled udf for excel in visual studio to use with 64 bit excel 2016. My guess is the answer is no

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                                    • Add a link to the Forum Feedback in the "Report a Problem" page

                                      None of these categories work for problems with this forum, uservoice, or the Visual studio feedback tool.

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                                        • Implicit Markdown is no good

                                          The text editor is a mess. It implicitly merges HTML formatted input with Markdown syntax, from Edge (tried only with this browser) you cannot leave a trailing code block (no way to place the cursor after the code block to leave it)... It is not a nice experience if one wishes to submit nicely formatted code snippets.

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