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  1. Submit comment button instead of Save

    As as user, I expect action buttons to be near the item I am performing an action on. The best example is the comments on a work item. I spent a really long time trying to figure out how to send a comment, because there is no actual call to action near the comments. A coworker had to point out that I needed to SAVE the work item to send the comment. That's... just silly.

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      0 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In the test tab - Let me make a pivot chart by things that I want, not a pre-defined list.

      I need to be able to make pivot charts on test outcome and group them by automation status or a custom field. Right now, the pivot chart has a pre-defined list of the things i can create charts on, but I need this to be on-demand depending on the data I'm looking for.

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      • support vstest .coverage "code coverage" build results tab

        In the build results there is a "Code Coverage" tab that seems like I need to publish non-vstest .coverage file formats to enable. This tab should be populated when .coverage file result is published.

        Instead we need to download the .coverage file and load it in VS to see the coverage per assembly. Or we need to build a .coverage to html converter using a non-redist assembly. Both aren't great.

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          0 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When you save a release pipeline, the cursor defaults to Save button instead of the text box

          As a result of this, if you start typing and press certain buttons(I think spacebar), then the definition is saved without a comment. The cursor should default to the text box so that you don't accidentally save the release definition without adding a comment.

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show User Story state on the Taskboard when the User Story is collapsed

            When a user has a lot of User Stories in a sprint, getting an overview of the whole sprint can be annoying - You can collapse all the User Stories but now you don't know what state they are in, other than if there are outstanding Tasks in the User Story. Showing the User Story state in the collapsed format would help to eyeball this information better.

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            • Custom Variables output on summary of CI page

              I would like to show a variable on the CI page as a part of summary, is that a posiable to do that?

              Sometimes I want to show a build share folder path on the summary of the CI page, but I can't do it. So I guess if there is a way to display some dynamic variables values in the summary page would be a nice way.

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              • A new "When" condition in work item rules that use the current user to compare values

                I've added a custom field "Owner" of type user on my Features WI and I'd like a way to only allow that user to change the status of the feature to "Done". Currently there are no available triggers on the WI rules to build this behaviour.

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                • Dependency across multiple repos

                  Build a feature to support syncing of files between repos. Example: foo.cpp is in repo Foo and bar.cpp is in repo Bar. I want to be able to get foo.cpp to sync down when I fetch updates in Bar as well as write back.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Temporarily allow a deleted dashboard to be undone on VSTS

                    Temporarily allow a deleted dashboard to be undone on VSTS

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                      • WebLayout: Ability to navigate through multiline test step rows using keyboard arrows.

                        When editing test steps, the up/down arrows don't move the cursor over the rows in the cell, but move the cursor one step higher or lower. It's awkward.

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                        • WebLayout: Add Page option “LastColumnWide”

                          Out teams are unsatisfied with new WI experience and ask to adopt it to previous layout. In that case we need more options to customize sections width. We respect decision to enforce relative section sizing to enhance cross-device support, but have to ask you to add one more Layout Mode to Page Options: LastColumnWide (for now there is "FirstColumnWide | EqualColumns "). The option could bring the following sizing behaviour:
                          For four sections: 20%, 20%, 20%, and 40%
                          For three sections: 25%, 25%, and 50%
                          For two Sections: 33% and 66%
                          For one Section: 100%.

                          The new combinations could help…

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                          • Manual Test Case Execution Results in VSTS Data Analytics Service

                            We recently were able to migrate from TFS to VSTS and we love it. However, one huge issue we’re encountering is the lack of Test Execution Data in the VSTS Data Analytics Service. Our company has a lot of manual test cases and executions. With on-prem TFS, we built really fancy SSRS reports directly against the TFS Data Warehouse database and management loves these report. Now that we’re on VSTS, we lost all of those reports, and the Test Execution Data is not available in the VSTS Analytics Service. According to the road map, manual test case execution data is…

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                            • WebLayout: Show formatting toolbar in minimized Discussion Control.

                              It would be nice if minimized Discussion control (in its default mode) showed formatting toolbar. For now, we can see it only in expanded mode.

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                              • WebLayout: Move WorkItem Discussion Control, Log Control (aka History) and State Graph Control.

                                Out teams are unsatisfied with new WI experience and ask to adopt it to previous layout. In that case we need ability to move WorkItem Discussion Control, Log Control (aka History) and State Graph Control from fixed placements to other Pages. For example we could place Details with History, or move Discussion to a separate page.

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                                • When you move an item from backlog to sprint it no longer shows in backlog

                                  Currently doing sprint planning is tricky as you have to track the iteration path to see what has been added to a sprint. It would be clearer if there was a setting/filter so that once a backlog item has been added to sprint you no longer see it in the backlog.

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                                  • See build status on build logs compacted view

                                    On the builds logs page, as the build in progress updates, when the header part reduces as you scroll, could the status of the build be shown in the reduce top navigation bar as well please?

                                    When there are lots of steps (and the screen is therefore too small), it is difficult to know if the build is still running or if the issues showing are non blocking at a glance.

                                    (deleted original and posted again as image must as gone as part of me signing in before submit)

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                                    • Increase the TF400889 the following path contains more than 259 characters limit

                                      Some of our VS solutions are large due to the nature of the product and explicit naming, so the 259 character limit of the path is absurd when mapping files from TFS to VS. I have had this problem for other projects since it is tied to my local machine's physical path and some files that are generated by VS.

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                                      • Wiki - Compare/diff between two wiki page commits please

                                        Our analysts update documentation/specs and need to inform the devs and testers.

                                        We tend to make many little updates so the history may have 14 little changes.

                                        It would be great if we could send a link to a diff between two revisions.

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                                        • Improve wiki page filter

                                          The filter for wiki pages is not very clever.

                                          For example, if your page name is "Categories: Books" and your search term is "Categories Books", no pages are displayed.

                                          A bit more work on this filter would be great, because it's problematic when users cannot find a page for such a simple reason.

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