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  1. The new deployment task view is bloated and hostile to users

    The bloated new deployment view is far less usable than the current compact view. Today I can see all 17 of my services in a small-ish browser window. The new bloated view is loaded with whitespace and forces me to scroll forever. IT's impossible to quickly see the overview of what's been deployed and what hasn't. Give me the option to keep a compact view

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    • Feedback on new VSTS query view.

      I'm a PM on the Azure IoT team, and in my role I develop many, many queries for tracking and dashboarding purposes. The new view that completely eliminates the query pane from the left hand side of the screen is a less than optimal. Now, in order to view the list of queries I've created, I have to open up a new browser tab, and then swap back and forth as I build queries in order to see which ones I've created. A better option would have been to simply collapse this pane on the left if screen real estate…

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      • Support grouping by teams in work item charts

        Example: given a query of all bugs for a release, I would like to see a chart that groups the bugs by team i.e. rolls up the count of bugs under each team's area paths.

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        • Allow us to revert back to the previous Query View / UX

          I hate, hate, hate the new Query View. Hate.

          I constantly used the left hand navigation to scroll through the multiple folders our teams use to manager shared queries. Based on the new Queries UX, I have to use more clicks and navigate back and forth for changing Queries. I need a way to leave a query folder open and selectable. Or I need a way to revert back to the old design. I sent similar feedback in the "Preview Features" when I could still disable the option. This is really disappointing.

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          • query experience

            Bring back the query left pane. The new query experience "streamlines" the queries by removing left pane and forcing you to favorite queries for easier access. What I previously accomplished in one click I now I have to perform multiple clicks and type into a filter. This is the opposite of streamlining.

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            • show absolute time of commits in commit history view

              In the commit history on VSO, the commit timestamp for recent commits is relative (e.g., "16 hours ago"). This makes it difficult to compare the timestamps of two commits; for example, when figuring out if a commit made it into a particular build. Please show absolute times, or at least make it configurable.

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              • Show team members first in list when assigning tasks

                When assigning tasks we have a problem finding team members in list. Our company has several hundred members. You have to type both first and second name to find you team member. Big waist of time.

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                • Enable serach on the content of the vsts wotk item attachmnets

                  With GDPR and other legal requirements. There is a need to search the contents of the attachments. Could not find the feature available either by query or search engine of the tool.

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                  • Ability to select queue based on condition for YAML builds

                    While you can pick agents based on demands, etc. and you can run different tasks based on conditions, the one thing you can't do is pick the queue you run on based on a condition.

                    When you run a definition where it does some things on one queue and different things on another, you have to duplicate the definition and then use conditions in the tasks as normal. Being able to pick the queue based on a condition could avoid this all.

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                      WIKI pages on team level
                      Would like to see WIKI being offered on team level. Our company uses the 1 collection, 1 project, multiple teams setup as suggested by the ALM rangers. The current WIKI implementation is not useful, as each team would like to have their own WIKI pages.

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                      • Enable to add all work item types at the same level through the parent work item type board

                        Such as in my inherited Scrum process template, I add the work item Type myPBI and add it with the same level as Product Backlog Item.
                        But only one of the work item types (myPBI or Product Backlog Item) can be added through Feature board.

                        If I set myBPI as default work item type for the requirement backlog level, then only myBPI can be added through Feature board.

                        It will be convenient if both myPBI and Product Backlog Item can be added through Feature board.

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                        • Multi Scenario charting need to be included while running load test

                          Please find below reply from Microsoft teams,

                          Thanks for that email. Currently this is how it is working by design. The web portal does not show the page response times as you are needing to see. The data is only presented during run time when running the scenarios with on-prem Test controller and agents and will provide chart lines for each scenario. For VSO, the page response data is not generated until the data is pulled down into Visual Studio after the run is completed and will display as you have mentioned without scenarios. For on-prem this will show during…

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                          • Consolidate Build and Release into a single pipeline definition

                            I don't see a reason (apart from licensing, etc) why Build and Release have to have separate definitions.
                            Continuous Delivery Pipeline is typically seen as set of multiple stages and Build (Commit) is just one of the stages.
                            This way we would have ability to define a CD pipeline and have visualization of the CD pipeline concept rather then now, two pipelines, one for Build and one for Release.

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                            • Trigger release option missing in new build page

                              Trigger release option missing in new build page

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                              • mysql linux agent tasks

                                Create tasks to interact with mysql and postgres databases (azure or IAAS) when running linux agents.
                                Currently all the tasks need windows agent and for linux agent, the do any mysql job we have to manually write bash/powershell scripts.

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                                • Display pull request policy status in pull request list

                                  It would be helpful if there was some indicator on the pull request list whether each pull request has satisfied the policy constraints and is ready for final review/completion/whatever. Currently there is no way to quickly see which pull requests have satisfied all policies.

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                                  • Build results side pane doesn't resize

                                    Firstly, it's quite difficult to actually get the cursor to change to the resize on such a narrow line, but once I finally did the window wouldn't actually resize.

                                    Sometimes when trying to figure out why a build failed I like to look at a success and failure side by side on one screen and the side pane with the steps takes up too much space.

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                                    • While doing Request for test and feedback for the requirement can we add requirments details and attachment.

                                      While doing Request for test and feedback for the requirement can we add requirments details and attachment. so that stakeholder can check the requirement and check the screenshot-Mockups attached.

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                                      • Support TLS1.2 for cloud based user testing

                                        I have an Azure App Server configured for TLS 1.2 only, currently, when using cloud-based user testing I can't use a Test Plugin to force TLS1.2 and it doesn't support TLS1.2 natively.

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                                        • Image viewer

                                          Where testers have submitted screenshots, provide a modal window or similar mechanism to view images rather than have them downloaded/handled by the browser.

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