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  1. Allow for query of the test case's outcome in TFS

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365519/allow-for-query-of-the-test-cases-outcome-in-tfs.html
    It would be great to be able to see the results of each individual test case in a list for a custom selection using the query tool inside TFS. Currently, in TFS 2015 you can only view the pass/fail status per test suite and not per test case.

    Please make the outcome field for the test cases available for queries based on the last outcome.

    107 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow users with a Visual Studio Professional license to use Package Management

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365759/allow-users-with-a-visual-studio-professional-lice.html
    Users with Visual Studio Professional licenses are able to use source control. However, they are not allowed to access any packages stored in VSTS Package Management. In order to do development, they need to be able to access the packages stored in Package Management. This requires all developers to have a VS Enterprise license or an additional license for Package Management needs to be purchased for all of our developers. This licensing model doesn't make sense. Please fix the license model or we…

    105 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow creation of multiple Wikis per Team Project

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/379600/allow-creation-of-multiple-wikis-per-team-project.html
    We have multiple teams and each require their own Wiki and set of permissions - for us it is unacceptable that one team can access the other teams Wiki

    104 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Wow, this was great feedback and real quick too. Repo level wiki is something that we will be releasing in the next 2 sprints (fingers crossed). I will update this thread. If I forget then please check my blogs on aka.ms/devopswiki or tweets @sandeepchads. I will be making some noise there for sure :)

    This is what I will do after we release the repo level wiki. I will close this feedback item and reopen another one for only team level wiki so that I can free up your user votes. Also, that will help me understand the real need for team level wikis. Hope you are all fine with it.

  4. Add a report that shows the age of pending changes

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365373/add-a-report-that-shows-the-age-of-pending-changes.html
    This would show which files are currently checked out and how long they have been checked out. Would improve transparency within teams to see how long developers are going without checking in code.

    104 votes
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  5. assign code review to a TFS group

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365432/assign-code-review-to-a-tfs-group.html
    In any medium to large development environments that I know, each team has at least a few senior developers that do code review on a regular basis. We also fall in this category and we could really use a way to assign code review to a TFS Group, instead of adding each one of the code reviewers in the team to every code review request

    103 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Have a burndown chart per team member

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365402/have-a-burndown-chart-per-team-member.html
    It would be nice to view a burndown chart for each team member.

    103 votes
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    19 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

  7. Ability to filter the Task Board by Area

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365414/ability-to-filter-the-task-board-by-area.html
    Currently you can filter a task board by user or unassigned. The ability to also and/or in conjuction with filter the Task Board by Area would allow us to look at the areas of an interation without distraction. Currently interations that have many stories and many tasks becomes unusable without an addition filtering by Area.

    102 votes
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  8. Custom Sort Order for TFS Fields

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365392/custom-sort-order-for-tfs-fields.html
    At the moment is very difficult to get a good sort order for any field that is not-numerical. Give me the ability, either when I create a field, or when I create a query, to set a custom sort order.

    This comes up all the time. But here are two examples.

    Status: I have New, Active, Closed. I'd like to have the sort order match the chronology of the workflow, but all I can get is alphabetical.

    Stack Rank: We use stack rank…

    101 votes
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    15 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

  9. 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 →
  10. VSTS - Personal Git repositories for forking

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365505/vsts-personal-git-repositories-for-forking.html
    Give each user a personal Git repo space. The "root" repo today is "Git Repositories". Create a special root called "My Repositories".

    Then add a "fork" button next to the "clone" link that would automatically clone in a new repo in "My Repositories" Git folder. Repositories here should still have their origin remote and be available to submit Pull Requests against the origin.

    Here is a manual workaround that some are following to recreate this flow:
    http://www.woodcp.com/2014/01/how-to-fork-git-repositories-on-visual-studio-online/

    99 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add Support For PYPI Packages Using PIP

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365634/add-support-for-pypi-packages-using-pip.html
    Skype & I believe other Microsoft teams heavily rely on Python for Build orchestration, testing, data analysis, and other functions. We would like to use PYPI packages natively through PIP, rather than having to ingest them in to Git repos to consume them.

    It would be great if VSTS could support PYPI packages through PIP clients https://pypi.python.org/pypi.

    97 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Package Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Build Agent Priority

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365620/build-agent-priority.html
    We currently have 3 on-prem build machines, with 4 build agents each.

    The priority to "grab" agents seems always to be in the order that they were installed (in our case we installed server by server), so if a Build uses 4 Agents, they all get used from the same server.

    For us, it would be faster if the build agents that get used for a single build would be spread across servers.

    So my suggestion is that you have the ability to…

    96 votes
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  13. VSTS instance in Japan region

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365831/vsts-instance-in-japan-region.html
    Please bring the VSTS instance to Japan region. This will accelerate the VSTS adoption in the Japanese enterprise customers (such like financial sector, public sector, etc.).

    Some insights are below.

    - In enterprise customers, their current data security policies does not consider the cloud environment yet. Currently, they are trying to change their own security policies, but it also takes very long time and big effort. And if they want to use the cloud environment (such like VSTS) now, they require the exception…

    95 votes
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  14. Make Workitem templates first class citizens

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365380/make-workitem-templates-first-class-citizens.html
    It should allow creating workitems based on templates (which have pre-filled data). Creating hierarchy of workitems based on template(s). e.g. creating a template for Product Backlog item such that it would include the standard tasks (Sprint Backlog Tasks), Acceptance Tests in them (like Code Review, Writing Test Cases, etc). Organizing those tempales in folders. Some of this exists already, but the main missing piece is that you would have linked templates that would also be applied.

    95 votes
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  15. Allow specifying state transitions when using inheritance process

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365830/allow-specifying-state-transitions-when-using-inhe.html
    Current behavior:
    A work item type has pre-defined states. More states can be added.

    When using the On-premises XML process model:
    1. Valid transitions can be defined. For example, State A to B is allowed, but state A to C is not allowed.
    2. Transitions can be restricted to specific users. For example, State A to B is only allowed to members of group 'Approvers'.

    When using the Inheritance process model in VSTS:
    You can define a custom rule. However, these do not…

    94 votes
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  16. Allow the ability to create personal dashboards

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    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.

  17. Enable Editing Board Column and Board Lane Work Item Type Fields

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365509/enable-editing-board-column-and-board-lane-work-it.html
    When you add columns to a the Kanban boards you have to map them to a Work Item State. When you add columns to the board you soon run into a case where multiple columns get mapped to the Work Item state unless you edit the Work Item Type Definition and add custom States to work item and then map the Kanban column to the newly added State(s) . It would be nice to be able to update the Kanban board columns and…

    91 votes
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  18. Chinese Localization Support on VSTS - 请在VSTS上支持使用中文

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365821/chinese-localization-support-on-vsts-请在vsts上支持使用中文.html
    Now that VSTS has landed in Hong Kong China, I think it will be a great time to add Chinese Localization support. Chinese Language support is very important for most of Chinese developers.

    现在VSTS已经在中国香港落地,中国大陆的大量开发人员非常关心我们是否可以获得中文的操作界面,能够有完整的中文支持对于VSTS在中国(包括中国大陆/台湾/香港地区)非常重要,而且我相信海外的华人developer也会更希望使用自己最熟悉的语言。

    请广大的中国开发者都来投上你宝贵的一票,尽快争取这个功能在VSTS获得支持。

    谢谢大家!

    89 votes
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  19. Advanced Rich Text Editor Toolbar

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365534/advanced-rich-text-editor-toolbar.html
    Implement a more advanced toolbar in the Rich Text Fields (e.g. Description, Acceptance Criteria, etc), so we can change (bare minimum) the font size and color, and also highlight text.

    88 votes
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  20. Add Upstream Sources for Maven feeds

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365864/add-upstream-sources-for-maven-feeds.html
    Add Upstream Sources for Maven feeds to proxy maven central or other maven repositories

    87 votes
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