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  1. VSTS Custom Team Capacity Activity as well as custom status

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365553/vsts-custom-team-capacity-activity-as-well-as-cust.html
    Ability to add custom Team Capacity activity as well as Custom issue status

    142 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add the ability to Filter by/Group by Area on the backlog

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365439/add-the-ability-to-filter-bygroup-by-area-on-the-b.html
    We use area to group backlog items and it would be very helpful to be able to sort, group, and filter by area on the backlog in the list and board view. In the board view of a backlog item, have a dropdown similar to person on the normal sprint board with other filter options such as area, state, etc

    140 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    139 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enable reporting with Visual Studio Online

    It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with VSO. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

    137 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    16 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Ability to run tasks in parallel

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365659/ability-to-run-tasks-in-parallel.html
    I have seen the multi-phase parallelism, but I don't see that it solves this issue.

    There are often times when you want to run two or more tasks in parallel and then move on when all are complete.

    Here's my example:

    Step 1: Download Artifacts (takes 15 mins)
    Step 2: Start VM (takes 10 mins)

    I would like to run these two tasks in parallel, it would then take 15 mins total rather than 25.

    131 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Visualize the rights of a user/group on all different aspects of a Team Project

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365387/visualize-the-rights-of-a-usergroup-on-all-differe.html
    You can set rights in TFS on a lot of different levels. On Team Project, Area/ Iteration/ Team Queries, Source Control/ Folders/ Files, Builds / Reports / SharePoint. Especially in TFS with different TFS groups that sometimes contain the same users/groups, it is hard to see why a user has a specific right or is not allowed to do something. At the moment it is hard to find this without checking everything manually.

    131 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

  9. Enable custom ordering in product backlog and sprint backlog in TFS Web Access

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365421/enable-custom-ordering-in-product-backlog-and-spri.html
    Like in "scrum from the trenches" we priorise the work items in descending order of the priority value, being 100 the most important and 0 the less important. In web acess we can't change the sorting order/column of the sprint backlog or product backlog.

    128 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add the ability to use the same shared step multiple times with different parameters in the same iteration

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365405/add-the-ability-to-use-the-same-shared-step-multip.html
    At present you can use a shared step multiple times in the same iteration, however, you can only use it with the same parameter values.

    It would be extremely useful from a test case design perspective if you could use a shared step multiple times in the same iteration with different parameter values each time the shared step is used.

    121 votes
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    under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Test Plans  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365467/desktop-notifications-with-web-api-notifications.html
    Desktop notifications to alert when assign an work item, when finish a build compilation, when a member of team makes check-in, when the date of end of project is near, etc...

    Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

    Here an example, some like glpi web notifications

    119 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

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    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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    7 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow company DOMAIN integration - projects.<company.com> instead of <company>.visualstudio.com

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365444/allow-company-domain-integration-projects-instead.html
    Please update the Technologies list to include the Team Foundation Online - Visual Studio Online offering.

    This request is for Visual Studio Online to offer the use of the COMPANY DOMAIN.

    DOMAIN integration - projects.<company domain.com> or tfs.<company domain.com> instead of <company>.visualstudio.com

    119 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Update work items on commit for git

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365454/update-work-items-on-commit-for-git.html
    Allow resolving of work items when committing to git on Visual Studio Online.

    117 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Ability to constrain linked work items based on rules/conditions

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365368/ability-to-constrain-linked-work-items-based-on-ru.html
    For example, I want to prevent the creation of Sprint Tasks before a Product Backlog Item is ready for development, assigned to a Sprint, contains a description, and is prioritized.

    115 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

    Ewald Hofman

  16. Task Group custom conditions at group and task level

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    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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  17. 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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    26 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. pull request diff ignore whitespace

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365666/pull-request-diff-ignore-whitespace.html
    When comparing pull request changes, could the whitespace be ignored in the file diff tab.

    110 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re starting to take a look at this feature, and have some questions about exactly what people are expecting from this suggestion.

    Currently, the pull-request diff experiences ignore leading and trailing whitespace by default. For example, if only the indentation of a line changed, that line will not be highlighted as having any changes. This leads us to believe that this suggestion is about some other whitespace diffing behavior.

    We have some ideas about what this might mean, but we want to hear from our users. If you have any insights you wish to share to help us better understand this suggestion, please reply to this email and let us know.

    Thank you!

  19. 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

  20. Assign Followers to a work item

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365556/assign-followers-to-a-work-item.html
    Work Items have a Follow capability. I would like to be able to assign Followers to a work item.

    Here is the scenario: I get an email from someone in the company with a bug or feature request. They don't normally use VSTS/TFS (i.e. a stakeholder). I create the work item on their behalf. They are not members of the project, but I want them to be updated as the work item changes. I would like to add that person or person to…

    107 votes
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