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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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      114 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

    • Dark Theme for VSTS and TFS Web Portal

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      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365745/dark-theme-for-vsts-and-tfs-web-portal.html
      Many of Microsoft's products, including Office and Visual Studio, support a dark theme which is easier on the eyes. However, for some reason, VSTS and the TFS Web Portal do not have a dark theme.

      At my workplace, we do our peer review through the web portal, so I spend many long hours staring at the bright white backgrounds. It would be amazing for my poor burnt eyes if we could get a dark theme. I'm sure many others agree.

      1,385 votes
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        64 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Team Services

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365419/let-us-create-multiple-collections-on-visual-studi.html
        As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

        I am sure we are not the only ones.

        1,205 votes
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          149 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Work is still ongoing (was delayed due to other priorities) for our plan to bring multiple accounts (collections) backed by the same Azure AD into an organization. We are now looking at 2018 H2 for bringing this to a public preview. I will be able to provide a more precise timeline update around May 2018.

          Rajesh Ramamurthy
          Program Manager – VSTS & TFS

        • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365428/tfs-code-review-should-not-require-a-new-code-revi.html
          It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

          With the current method, a…

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

            We have a lot of investment taking place on our code review platform that will enable iterative code reviews, and we will initially bring that functionality to Git (via pull requests). Improving iterative code reviews for TFVC is still on our backlog, but it is not in our 6 month plan, so we are resetting the status.

            Matt Mitrik

          • Allow for updating process templates on existing projects in TFS

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            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.

            1,067 votes
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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

            • Customize the columns on the Task Board

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              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365416/customize-the-columns-on-the-task-board.html
              - Configure columns on the task board, just as on the Kanban board
              - allow to control what workitems should appear on a board (even if not linked to a user story/pbi)
              - allow setting of WIP limits per column

              893 votes
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                116 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Enabling users to customer their column on the task board, has been an outstanding wish for us for a long time. A year ago we were planning to pick this one up, but unfortunately we were not able to get to it because of other priorities. We have kept the state of the user voice item as Planned for a long time, as it was always on the edge of being picked up.

                In our latest planning cycle, it is clear that it is still high on our list, but we won’t be able to get to it in the next 3-6 months. In a few months we will have our next planning cycle, and it will be again one of the features that we desperately want to deliver to you. I hope to have better news in a few months. Sorry.

                Ewald Hofman
                Program Manager

              • Ability for TFS sprint capacity and days off for a project to be inherited by teams

                This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365502/ability-for-tfs-sprint-capacity-and-days-off-for-a.html
                For businesses where a single scrum team works on multiple projects/products per sprint, sprint planning is painful in TFS 2015.

                One approach is to have a single TFS project and teams representing each product. This simplifies backlog management. However, capacity planning is still time consuming.

                I would recommend capacity planning for a team has a checkbox to "Inherit capacity and days off from parent project". This would allows only having to set capacity and days off at the TFS project level without having…

                809 votes
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                  29 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support calculated fields in TFS

                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365423/support-calculated-fields-in-tfs.html
                  The ability to create work item fields which are based on a calculation of the value of fields in linked work items.

                  For example, if a Product Backlog work item has two children Task work items which each have remaining work, it would be incredibly beneficial to have a field on the Product Backlog work item that was able to roll-up the values of these fields. That is to say that if the remaining work on the two Tasks for that Product Backlog…

                  766 votes
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                    36 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      151 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.

                    • Hide Work Item Types (WITs) based on permission/security group

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                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365382/hide-work-item-types-wits-based-on-permissionsecur.html
                      Within a team project, you should be able to specify who is allowed to create a specific Work Item Type.

                      A user should only see Work Item Types in the "New Work Item" menu (Team Explorer, TEE, Team Web Access), that the user is allowed to create.

                      611 votes
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                        27 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

                      • Make visible the current working changeset at which the code is updated in TFS Source Control History

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                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365474/make-visible-the-current-working-changeset-at-whic.html
                        It could be useful to see which is the current working changeset at which the source code is updated like in SVN.
                        For example using a bold font for the changeset line in the History

                        603 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Teams to work over multiple Projects (Teams at the Collection level in Visual Studio Online)

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                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365469/allow-teams-to-work-over-multiple-projects-teams-a.html
                          I would like to see enhanced support for Teams that work across multiple Projects or Backlogs. My initial thought is to pull the Team concept up one level so that Visual Studio Teams are created at the Collection level rather than the Project.

                          == Background Context ==

                          One of my favourite features in Visual Studio is the concept of Teams. However, we want our real world development teams to be long lived entities rather than dismembering working teams after a project and treating…

                          595 votes
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                            50 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Folder structures for release definition

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                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365787/folder-structures-for-release-definition.html
                            Currently, there is option to organize build definition using folder structure but the same is not available for release definition. We have large number of release definitions tied to individual customers but the list is growing. Due to lack of folders, we have to resort to naming convention to make it easier to identify the individual release definition. It would be really helpful to be able to organize release definitions within folder dedicated to each customer or geographical region.

                            431 votes
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                              70 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restore "Missing" TFS Power Tools functionality in VS/TFS 2017

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                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365649/restore-missing-tfs-power-tools-functionality-in-v.html
                              With the removal TFS Power Tools for the 2017 release there are some significant features absent from Visual Studio 2017.

                              Find by status (server workspaces) allowing you to search for a users checkouts.

                              On the command line: online, scorch and treeclean don't appear to have any equivalents. These commands are very useful when automating the import/export of objects to or from TFS.

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

                                For the Find by Status feature, we’re working on an extension to add this capability back to VS. We don’t yet have an ETA for the availability, but I’ll update here when it’s ready.

                                For tfpt online, scorch, and treeclean, the functionality has been replaced by tf reconcile. If you use tfpt {command} /help, you’ll see a message about the specific options to use to get equivalent functionality with tf reconcile.

                                Tfpt uu doesn’t have a replacement in tf.exe. The old tfpt commands should continue to work against newer versions of TFS and VSTS.

                                Thanks,
                                Matt Mitrik
                                Program Manager | VSTS

                              • Allow organizing/grouping git repositories in 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/365451/allow-organizinggrouping-git-repositories-in-a-tea.html
                                The ability to host multiple git repositories in a single team project was essential to get uptake of git as a source control option for larger teams.

                                But with this comes organizing those repositories.

                                We need a way to be able group git repositories perhaps through some sort of virtual folder structure (like adding solution folders) to help navigation when a large amount of git repositories exist in a single team project.

                                426 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow TFS build to depend on multiple repositories

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                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365522/allow-tfs-build-to-depend-on-multiple-repositories.html
                                  Many other build systems allow dependencies on multiple source repositories ( even different ones - i.e. Git and SVN).

                                  I currently have setup a TFS project that has multple Git repos and TFS source repositories. I have builds that depend on a mixture - for instance a main build has a dependency on a Git repo that contains 3rd party dependencies. While there is a work around with the general command line support, it would be much more clear to define the source…

                                  423 votes
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                                    20 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability to hide/mask fields in a work item based on security/permissions

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                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365384/add-ability-to-hidemask-fields-in-a-work-item-base.html
                                    Currently you can make work item fields READ-ONLY for certain groups of users. We would like to have the ability to hide fields or to mask the value of the field as well based on security permissions.

                                    For example we require our PM's, Dev's and QA's to enter time estimates for enhancements and defects. These are values that we don't want our Sales/Consulting teams and potentially End-Users from seeing.

                                    375 votes
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                                      5 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

                                    • Automatically start expired pull request build on "Auto-complete"

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                                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365605/automatically-start-expired-pull-request-build-on.html
                                      Currently if we use "Auto-complete" option inside of pull request that has expired build. It will wait until that build is restarted manually and successfully completed. It would be nice if expired pull request build would started automatically when "Auto-complete" option is used.

                                      363 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve hosted build agent performance with build caches

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                                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365799/improve-hosted-build-agent-performance-with-build.html
                                        Consider options to reduce build time of hosted build agent significantly. I don't have problem paying for improved performance if there were such option.

                                        For example dotnet restore build task takes 95 seconds for simple asp.net core 2 app in each build. Packages could be cached.

                                        Agent initialization takes 39 seconds. Agent could be initialized in advance, why not?

                                        357 votes
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                                        • Make TFS more Audit Friendly

                                          This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365389/make-tfs-more-audit-friendly.html
                                          We have outside auditors come in and they want to see stuff like who gave Jerry Project admin rights and when and how long did he have it? Items like that It would be nice to find info like that. It would also be nice to be able to export all of the users of a project in the groups that they are in.

                                          355 votes
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