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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 →
          • 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 →
            • 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.

              108 votes
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                14 comments  ·  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 →
                • The command line utility tf.exe should allow to associate work items to a check in

                  The command line utility tf.exe should allow to associate work items to a check in.

                  Something like tf checkin /workitems:1234,5874,5777

                  20 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  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.

                    37 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Wiki Fulltextsearch

                      The wiki needs some fulltext search capabilities to really shine!

                      42 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Rebase and Merge" to pull requests

                        Rebase and merge pull requests is functionality in github that would be useful for pull requests which shouldn't be squashed. Otherwise you'd have to make multiple pull requests to keep your tree clean.

                        https://github.com/blog/2243-rebase-and-merge-pull-requests

                        10 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Git "***no-ci***" for pull request builds

                          When commiting with a message containing the keyword "***no-ci***", the trigger if the build definition is skipped

                          However, if there the branch is in a pull request, then there is no way to skip the build.
                          It would be great if the Pull Request build would apply the no-ci keyword and be able to skip the build

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Task Group custom conditions at group and task level

                            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.

                            37 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Scoping for variable groups

                              Allow linking multiple variable groups with same variable names and specify scope (environment) for each group. Currently variable groups are not useful as cannot scope them to environments inside the release.

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • not clear reject vote on pull request

                                clear only Approve on code change

                                8 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Parent PBI for completed tasks greyed out in previous sprint

                                  PBIs that are shown as parents of completed tasks in previous sprints (but since moved to new sprints with all remaining tasks) should be greyed-out to make it clear the PBI is not part of that sprint.

                                  7 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a native way in VSTS to do staged deployment of any new production version of the extension.

                                    We would like to release the extension updates to a handful of accounts first (especially when there are larger/riskier changes) before rolling out the changes broadly.

                                    We would like to push regular updates without requiring any action from the user to upgrade. We would also like to avoid two separate versions of the extension on the Marketplace to avoid any confusion amongst users in terms of which version to use. A native way in VSTS to roll out changes in a staged manner would be very helpful and will allow teams to manage their deployments better.

                                    6 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Social  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Delivery Plans - Features over sprint boundaries

                                      Delivery Plans Extension has the potential to show the planning for future features we implement to our stakeholders. We work in sprints of 3 weeks. Often, the development of a feature takes more than one sprint. It does not seem possible to let an epic or feature run over two sprints. Is that something you have considered? Or is there any smart work around?

                                      25 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the Duplicate ID field into a clickable hyperlink

                                        Following duplicate chains in Team Services today is a tiring manual process:

                                        1. Observe the bug was resolved duplicate
                                        2. Search the bug's page for the Duplicate ID field
                                        3. Copy the Duplicate ID value
                                        4. Paste the Duplicate ID value in the work item search box and hit enter

                                        Request: I'd like to have the Duplicate ID number string be a single-clickable hyperlink. This would make navigating through chains of duplicate bugs a much faster process.

                                        32 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make the Environments table larger in VSTS Release view

                                          Feedback is to the UI for a single release ID -- where you'd go to see release status and to release to different environments.

                                          Our team has a lot of environments whose names can get a bit long. Currently, the Environments table is "one half" page width, allocating lots of space to the Work Items section. This results in the environment name getting cropped with an ellipse (...).

                                          We'd like the Environments table to be allocated the full width of the page so it can show longer environment names without resorting to an ellipse.

                                          5 votes
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