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  1. Provide build configuration dependencies in TFS Build

    Provide the ability to create build configuration dependencies such that the success of one build configuration can trigger another build configuration such as a successful build triggering the building of an installation package or a build configuration which deploys to a development or staging server. Other tools such as Cruise Control.Net and Jetbrains TeamCity already offer build configuration dependencies/build configuration triggering through various means, therefore, TFS Build should also provide this type of support.

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      started  ·  65 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      1,095 votes
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        124 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

      • Add ability to run build steps in parallel

        Sometimes we need to start several build steps in parallel for example run tests with specific criteria or upload/download dependancies

        316 votes
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          started  ·  15 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  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.

          308 votes
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            43 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

          • 213 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The On-Premises (TFS) version of the Analytics Marketplace Extension is in development and we are fully committed to delivering on it but do not have any timelines to share at this point.

              The Analytics Service is the backend for a suite of new features we are very excited about including new Dashboard Widgets and Power BI Desktop Connector.

              Thank you,
              Josh Zimmerman

            • TFBuild 2015: Run sheduled build only when source has changed

              In the new Team Foundation Build 2015 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/vs/alm/Build/feature-overview) we can either add CI triggers that trigger a build with every check-in or we have the Scheduled triggers. It would be nice to have an option in the Scheduled Triggers that it only runs if there were changes since the last run (new ChangeSet).
              We could use this since we build our Xamarin app with the new build server and publish it to the alpha track in the PlayStore, but we only want to do this once a day and only if there were changes since the last build.

              187 votes
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                17 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable reporting with Visual Studio Online

                It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with VSO. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

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                  6 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We have been working hard to improve the integration between VSTS Analytics and Power BI. We are happy to announce we’ve released the first step in doing so.

                  The VSTS Power BI Desktop Connector has been updated to provide additional options for historical trend and bug analysis.

                • Dont add the default team as reviewer when doing a pull request

                  When doing a pull request the default team in Team Services is added as reviewer by default. When you have multiple team (which I assume is the most common case), this makes little sense as you cant even select which VSTS team you are working in in Visual Studio. Why adding a team when working in Visual Studio most likely always will be the wrong team (unless you only have a single team).

                  As you can see in
                  https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/git/pull-requests#add-detail-to-your-pull-request
                  that "[Fabrikam]\Fabrikam Team" is added by default.

                  Please change Visual Studio pull requests to not add any team by default.

                  If…

                  118 votes
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                    started  ·  8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VSTS - Personal Git repositories for forking

                    Give each user a personal Git repo space. The "root" repo today is "Git Repositories". Create a special root called "My Repositories".

                    Then add a "fork" button next to the "clone" link that would automatically clone in a new repo in "My Repositories" Git folder. Repositories here should still have their origin remote and be available to submit Pull Requests against the origin.

                    Here is a manual workaround that some are following to recreate this flow:
                    http://www.woodcp.com/2014/01/how-to-fork-git-repositories-on-visual-studio-online/

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                      7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We are working on forks now and expect to ship it soon. The notion of a dedicated “personal space” to land a forked repo is something we’re going to build in the future. In the short term, we recommend creating a dedicated project for developers to put forks in.

                    • Add Check/IF Activity in Release Template

                      It should be possible to check a condition before executing a release activity. For example to check if a website exits before removing a website or check for a folder before deleting the folder.

                      70 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Offline test Execution: Allow users to execute test cases in an offline manner (when not connected to TFS)

                        Allow users to execute test cases in an offline manner (when not connected to TFS).

                        Steps:
                        1. Ability to export test cases & steps to Excel (when in office & connected to TFS)
                        2. Perform Test execution by marking tests/test steps pass/fail in the Excel file, while adding comments (when not in office & not connected to TFS)
                        3. Import test results from Excel into TFS (when in office & connected to TFS)

                        66 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We now have an extension (in Preview) on Marketplace for this scenario:

                          https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-devlabs.OfflineTestExecution

                          This currently works with Visual Studio Team Services & support for Team Foundation Server will be coming soon.

                          Please let us know your feedback about this extension.

                          We will wait for few weeks for feedback before marking this item as Completed.

                          Thanks
                          -Ravi Shanker

                        • Allow for gitflow branching model

                          We would like to allow for a git flow model. Or a simple branching model with branch permissions such that only team leads are capable of merge (after code review) and developers may only check into their feature/issue branch.

                          http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/

                          58 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Reporting in TFS Fast and Fluid

                            Make Reporting in TFS Fast and Fluid

                            Using Analysis Services and Reporting Services may have seemed like a good idea back in 2003 when you first started designing TFS 2005, however in 2012 these technologies are archaic and difficult to use.

                            Throw out SSRS and SSAS, heck in TFS 2012 in the new Web Access the team already created a new reporting system for burndowns and for the kanban reports.

                            Now for TFS 2015 it's time to make reporting EASY for non developers, EASY for managers, and fast and fluid for general end users to design and change.

                            Look at…

                            57 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We have been working hard to improve the integration between VSTS Analytics and Power BI. We are happy to announce we’ve released the first step in doing so.

                              The VSTS Power BI Desktop Connector has been updated to provide additional options for historical trend and bug analysis.

                              Thank you,
                              Josh Zimmerman

                            • Support pull requests from different repositories

                              So, our company is split. Product development and projects. Recently the product team wanted to deploy the new TFS git features to use a PR based workflow. We cannot.

                              Short version: Please allow pull requests from other repositories/forks.

                              This solves a number of issues:

                              - Right now write access would be needed to the target repo [2] [3]
                              - Right now there are no security limitations. "Can send a PR" means "can change our code"

                              So far, PRs are 'incomplete' as far as I can tell, so [1] is really merely half the support/part of the plumbing.

                              1: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3891599-tfservice-git-pull-requests

                              2:…

                              47 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Clone build step in build definition

                                In VSTS build definition we have useful option "Clone.." which allows duplicate entire definition. It will be more useful to clone build step within saved build definition e.g. clone cmd/powershell task with different params.

                                28 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Build Definitions as Code

                                  Support a document format (along the same lines as Travis-CI), such that build definitions can be defined in the project's source. Maybe this could have a single build step in the setting, something like "use build_def.yml file".

                                  24 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Quick code editing switch or warning

                                    The quick editing feature from TFS2015 doesn't take into consideration the check-in policies that are in-place for a team project.

                                    Scenario:
                                    Work item policy setup in order to warn the developers to associate their changesets with one or more work items. They can bypass the policy but at least they're aware of it.
                                    If they check-in from web interface then they are not even aware that a check-in policy exits.

                                    It would be useful if a setting would be provided to enable/disable this feature. Or an warming that would notify the users that a check-in policy is in place when…

                                    22 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VSTS Wiki - migrate from Confluence

                                      Hi! Is it possible to migrate content from Confluence to VSTS Wiki? If not, this would be very useful feature.

                                      16 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We recently shipped a feature that allows to paste rich text in the markdown editor of Wiki from any browser-based applications such as Confluence, OneNote, SharePoint, and mediawiki. This is particularly useful for those who have created rich content such as complex tables and want to show it in Wiki. Simply copy content and paste it as HTML.

                                        Read more: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/release-notes/2017/sep-15-team-services#code

                                        We are also in the process of updating our REST API documentation for Wiki that will be shipping soon.

                                        Thanks
                                        Sandeep Chadda

                                      • Allow for html files to be uploaded to VSTS Wiki

                                        Allow for html files to be uploaded to VSTS Wiki - so that I can upload draw.io files to the wiki to share with the team.

                                        11 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          @Thieme – regarding your request to support .sql files, we will soon allow many file extensions to be uploaded as attachments. this work is already in progress.

                                          We will also support uploading .HTML files as attachments to Wiki.

                                        • Pipeline as code

                                          Teams are pushing for automation across their environments, including their development infrastructure.

                                          Pipelines as code is defining the deployment pipeline through code instead of configuring a running CI/CD tool.

                                          8 votes
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