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  1. make it possible to move a Team Project between Team Project Collections

    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.

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      71 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Enabling the ability to move projects between collections is a feature that we’re committed to delivering. Since this feature is so highly requested, I’d like to provide some additional details behind why this has been pushed out.

      Simply put the issue is the cost to complete this feature. One way to think of it is that it’s XXXL in T-shirt sizing. A Team Project Collection (TPC) is a pretty rigid bounding container. It‘s the scope at which a number of “global” things exist.

      One such example is change set numbers. They start at 1 and count up in each TPC. That means projects in a TPC can’t have overlapping change set numbers. It also means that if you wanted to move TFVC projects between TPCs, you have to renumber all the change sets. That’s exacerbated by a requirement that change set numbers be time ordered. That means…

    • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Team Services

      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.

      1,047 votes
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        119 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Work is still ongoing for our plan to enable an Organizations experience for Team Services. We will open up a private preview in 2017 H2 for interested customers to sign up to use this feature. I will provide another update when we are close to open up the private preview.

        Rajesh Ramamurthy
        Program Manager – VSTS & TFS

      • Allow Teams to work over multiple Projects (Teams at the Collection level in Visual Studio Online)

        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 people as fungible resources that we pull together from the bench players. Although I love the team…

        313 votes
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          35 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change Visual Studio Team Services account region

          My Visual Studio Team Services account was created in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

          285 votes
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            41 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are working toward a self-service solution. In the meantime, you can change the region of your Visual Studio Team Services account by contacting customer support via the basic or premium support links on this page: https://www.visualstudio.com/team-services/support/. A member of our support team will reach back out to the owner of the account to confirm the request and schedule the move.

            Update: Over the past months, many customers have used this process to move their accounts from one region to another. We are continuing to work toward a self-service solution for this process, but do not have a firm schedule to share as of yet.

            Thanks,
            Aaron Hallberg

          • Make TFS more Audit Friendly

            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.

            272 votes
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              22 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Team Services

              As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back up to Visual Studio Team Services. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

              215 votes
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              • Export data from VS Team Services to TFS

                possibility to import the data from VS Team Service into a TFS on-prem instance

                173 votes
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                  30 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mobile App for Visual Studio Online / TFS

                  It would be great to have a mobile app that works across platforms (iOS, Android and Windows) that would let customers work with Visual Studio Online or on-premises TFS.

                  The app would enable things such as backlog management on the go, the ability to see/manage builds and more.

                  161 votes
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                    15 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In Team Foundation Service, allow projects to be "public", like GitHub

                    I really like Team Foundation Service, but I keep find I get drawn back to GitHub for Open Source projects.

                    I realise CodePlex already exists, but they don't have the full TFS facilities (Build etc).

                    I would like to see the ability to have public projects for our Open Source work.

                    120 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                      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

                      90 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow company DOMAIN integration - projects.<company.com> instead of <company>.visualstudio.com

                        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

                        77 votes
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                        • Service Hooks to support on-premise HipChat

                          Please consider supporting events posted to on-premise HipChat. Because of legal requirements we cannot use the HipChat hosted by Atlassian.

                          Thanks!

                          65 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                            JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                            The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                            I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

                            61 votes
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                            • Send backup notification to non TFS Admin users

                              In my environment, the TFS Admin users don't have mailboxes. I'm probably not the only one, since Admin accounts should only be used for Administrative tasks. In the Scheduled Backups I can only configure that TFS Admin users receive notifications if a backup fails or succeeds. Not a regular (mail enabled) user.
                              It would be very nice if I could select different users for receiving backup alerts. Now I have to use a scheduled script that sends the Full_... log every day to me...

                              60 votes
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                              • Chinese Localization Support on VSTS - 请在VSTS上支持使用中文

                                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!

                                52 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it possible to disable Team Project

                                  It is possible to stop a team project collection from the TFS Administration console, however there is no functionality to stop a Team Project.

                                  My enterprise follows a code freeze policy, during this time we would like to disable the team project completely, no changes to work items, code base, etc. The work around is changing the user group permissions, but that would mean changing the project meta, while ideally you do not want to do this when you are managing over 200 team projects.

                                  Appreciate if there any work around that I might have missed...

                                  49 votes
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                                  • Add Visual Studio Team Services to the UK data region

                                    Many UK development teams would find VSTS appealing compared to TFS due to the lower administration overhead with the hosted service, but are unwilling/unable to move to it because of regulatory or comfort-level concerns regarding storage of their team project assets outside of the UK.

                                    By adding VSTS as a service to the UK Azure data region, this will alleviate UK data-at-rest concerns and increase usage of the service within the country.

                                    (With a nod to our friends in Canada for articulating this request for their region)

                                    Please vote up if you're UK-based consumer or service provider who would like…

                                    38 votes
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                                    • Create a TFS App for the iPad and iPhone

                                      TFS is the most user and dev. friendly tool to view & manage work items. As someone who travels very frequently, I would appreciate if there was a native iPad (and iPhone, but must leverage iPad screen size) App which I could use. Don't know if other dev managers face the same issue.

                                      34 votes
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                                        • Add spesial permitions for deliting tests, tests cases and tests suites

                                          Our work process assumes that no employee can delete work items. All deletions are controlled through tickets. For most people that is ok, but not for testers. They create series of dependent test suites \(looks like subfolders to them) and need to delete them often. However, those "subfolders" basically are work items, and they can be deleted only if you have permission "permanently delete work items" which can be assigned only at PROJECT level. This is not possible to restrict users to delete work items or test artifacts in specific areas. "Manage test plans" and "manage test suites" permissions are…

                                          29 votes
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