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  1. Allow users to create their own custom templates for alerts in the TFS Web Portal

    When working on large teams, developers may want to see those changes made to pull requests, builds, pushes, or work items that are assigned to or created by themselves and when someone else makes changes to them. While there is the ability to refine the current templates for each category to what a developer needs, out of the box, it can save us time if there are already templates there that we can choose when creating new alerts. I just had to create a refined alert for Pull Requests that notifies me when my request has been approved or rejected…

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      0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

      At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

      It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

      18 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to move the objects in the uimap.uitest from one parent control to other

        At the moment uimap.uitest doest not have the ability to move the control to a different parent , having this would be useful when the object hirerachy in the application is changed

        12 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • RegularExpression in SearchProperties

          Hi!

          I write an example which shows what i mean.
          I would like to find a window which has got a title with dynamic content.
          For example the next titles are the possible cases:
          1. "AAAAAAAA This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end"
          2. "BBBBBBBB This is a window title WSDWSDWSD and this is the end too"
          3. "CCCCCCCC This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end or not"
          4. "........ This is a window title ASDASDASD"

          I would like to find the 2. title.
          If i could use regex, i use the…

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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!

            54 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dark Theme for VSTS and TFS Web Portal

              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.

              175 votes
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                17 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Web Performance Tests to be run from Test Explorer/Support Ordered Tests

                One of the main reasons I use VS2010 is to run batches of Ordered Tests that contain Web Performance Tests.

                In VS2012, I cannot run Web Performance Tests using the new Test Explorer and running them through the Load Test menu doesn't give me any real control over grouping them.

                Either of the following options would be great:
                1. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run from Test Explorer
                2. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run via the Load Test menu
                3. Allow some other ability to group together Web Tests and run them

                17 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implementing security alerts for dependencies

                  It would be great to have monitoring for security vulnerabilities in project dependencies like GitHub does. Ref: https://github.com/blog/2470-introducing-security-alerts-on-github

                  28 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Web Test - VS 2012 - Add Proxy Authentication information for Web Proxy

                    In Web performance test (VS 2012), we have the option to add proxy information at the root of the webtest, but there is no option to specify the proxy authentication due to which the web test fails "Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required. "

                    Request you to add a option which can handle proxy authentication information along with proxy for the webtest as most of the proxy use authentication.

                    Regards,
                    Suresh Khurpa

                    15 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

                      31 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support AsOf operator (historical queries) for tree queries

                        TFS/VSTS supports AsOF operators for running historical queries - but not for Tree queries by some reason.

                        Please add support for using the AsOf operator for Tree queries.

                        18 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow specifying state transitions when using inheritance process

                          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 support State fields.
                          1. Valid transitions can be defined. But you cannot configure valid state transitions.
                          However:…

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow git push to remote protected master branch using path rules

                            Currently, a git repo master branch with any policies at all is considered protected which means we can't push to remote without permission to exempt from policy enforcement (bad idea.)

                            We have repos with paths for which any pull request at all is overhead. We also have a tool which builds SQL migrations between a previous commit and a squashed merge commit from a pull request. The migrations themselves are stored in the repo and associated to the merge commit id which means they must be exempted from going through pull requests otherwise it creates a neverending cycle where each…

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Separate rights for work item discussion

                              Hi,

                              we would found very userful to be able specify group that will be able to contribute to discussion under work item, but not be able to edit any other information included in work item. Currently, rights can be set only to edit everything or nothing.

                              Br,
                              Jan

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide possibility to change behavior of moving Stories with tasks to another sprint (only unfinished OR all)

                                Actually, it is a big disappointment of our team regarding the changes you've done regarding the behavior of moving ONLY unfinished tasks inside stories to another sprint.

                                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/330519-visual-studio-team-services/suggestions/4176023-moving-unfinished-tasks-from-past-sprint-to-curren

                                OMG, guys!
                                We worked with scenario before changes (when all child elements move to another sprints independent of state) and it is totally suited us and our process.

                                No, we are not happy. Worst - we have no even possibility to change it back... (((
                                I would not discuss the process we work and the process you supported from Pros and Const point of view, BUT why do you force to use…

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • pull request should provide the reviewer a way to mark/tag files reviewed

                                  When reviewing a significant (20+) amount of files, I sometimes do the review in several steps and not in one go. Or I have to jump from files to files to understand the logic.
                                  In this case, unless you start from top to bottom and remember where you stop, you can get lost and confused easily, and just forget about what you did review and what you have not reviewed yet.
                                  It would be nice to have a way, for a review, to mark files "reviewed" so that when he comes back, he knows where he stopped.
                                  This has nothing…

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create policy to auto cherry pick

                                    It would be useful to be able to define a policy on one branch forcing the creation of a cherry pick to another branch.

                                    For example, we would like to automatically create a cherry pick from our fix branches to our main development branch.

                                    5 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Creating a detailed test report showing results of test case steps and bugs associated to the test cases failed

                                      Should be possible extract a detailed Test Report per Test plan to send to stockholders with the following information:
                                      - Worksheet with Test Cases and respective Outcome (Pass / Failed / Active)
                                      - Worksheet with the detailed test cases and results
                                      - Include in failed Test Cases associated bugs
                                      - If bug will be fixed in next release, have a place in report to indicate that
                                      - Worksheet with Smoke Tests performed
                                      - Worksheet with ExploratoryTests performed

                                      8 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the path selector field larger

                                        In the build definition editor: when you choose the path for the triggers the field is too small for a decent selection; if the path is too long you don't see the entire path; you have to wait for the tooltip which is very annoying if you 20 different paths to select so we have to use the REAT API to set/edit the paths.

                                        On the right side there's a lot of unused space.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Print or export document from Wiki functionality

                                          it would be useful if the new Wiki would allow you to export documents or print them. Our team is using them to create project documentation and user guides it would be useful to be able to publish these to say a PDF document.

                                          78 votes
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