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  1. wiki notifications

    We need a Wiki subscription. I would like to know (and would like me team to know) when a Wiki page as been updated or if a new Wiki page has been added. Very important to the communication and collaboration value of the Wiki

    170 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I almost hear 3 feedback items here:
      1) Service hooks to integrate with other tools such as Slack, MSTeams etc.
      - This makes sense.

      2) Simple notifications on page updates
      2.1) Ability to follow a page to accomplish (2) i.e get notifications on page updates
      - This resonates with me a lot. I think we need to introduce Follow for a wiki page.

      3) Notifications when anything in the whole Wiki repo is updated. I feel this is a more admin rather than a user level feature .. am I thinking right?

    • Wiki - mermaid & plantuml support

      Love the wiki functionality.

      It would be great to get support built-in or via user extensions for mermaid (https://mermaidjs.github.io/) and plantuml (https://github.com/plantuml/plantuml).

      130 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export documentation from Wiki

        it would be useful if VSTS Wiki would allow to export documents to PDF documents.

        104 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Can you please raise a bug @ https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/spaces/21/index.html regarding the issue you are facing with printing a wiki page.

          When you export a hierarchy of pages, would you like to export it to PDF or would you expect other formats as well such as HTML, .docx, etc. or that does not matter much.

          Sandeep Chadda
          follow aka.ms/devopswiki to know latest about wiki
          tweet @sandeepchads to talk to me about VSTSWiki

        • Wiki diagrams

          Add basic diagrams support to the wiki.

          102 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow creation of multiple Wikis per Team Project

            We have multiple teams and each require their own Wiki and set of permissions - for us it is unacceptable that one team can access the other teams Wiki

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

              Wow, this was great feedback and real quick too. Repo level wiki is something that we will be releasing in the next 2 sprints (fingers crossed). I will update this thread. If I forget then please check my blogs on aka.ms/devopswiki or tweets @sandeepchads. I will be making some noise there for sure :)

              This is what I will do after we release the repo level wiki. I will close this feedback item and reopen another one for only team level wiki so that I can free up your user votes. Also, that will help me understand the real need for team level wikis. Hope you are all fine with it.

            • Wiki + mention

              It would be nice if could be possible to mention someone right from the Wiki text editor by pressing @ and seeing a list of all users

              71 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pull Requests for Wiki

                The built in Wiki functionality is great, and allows team to easily share code.

                One feature that my team feels is missing is the ability to easily create a branch off the wikiMaster, make changes, then submit a Pull Request for those changes in VSTS. This functionality would allow changes to wiki content to be gated / reviewed in a similar manner to how Pull Requests are used for code changes.

                If this is not easily do-able, then exposing the {projectName}.wiki git repository in the list of code repositories is a viable alternative since it could give us the same…

                58 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wysiwyg editing in Wiki

                  In order to make wiki easy to use for non Technical users it should provide by default wysiwyg editing experience and tools. Users should not need to know anything about markdown or even see it by default. This is paramount if we want to compete with confluence.

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

                    Hi,

                    In this sprint we enabled side by side edit/preview experience in Wiki. This allows you to write in markdown and preview your content simultaneously.
                    This is not a complete and comprehensive solution for WYSIWYG but I would like to understand whether this makes your experience a little better?

                    Learn more about side by side preview in Wiki:
                    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/release-notes/2017/sep-15-team-services#code

                    Thanks
                    Sandeep Chadda

                  • Wiki: Enable support to embedd graphics made with draw.io

                    Enable support to embedd graphics made with draw.io likewise available with confluence (atlassian). Store raw data of graphic (in general xml) on backing git repository too and embedd by using for example a specific draw.io tag.

                    48 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enhance Markdown Support in Wiki

                      The new Wiki functionality is great. However, the markdown rendering should be enhanced to support more features such as:
                      * render HTML in the markdown
                      * underlining text
                      * indenting text / paragraphs
                      * allows lists / multi-line values in table

                      41 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Permalinks in Wiki

                        Please integrate permalinks in wiki to avoid wrong links after moving single wiki pages.

                        40 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Stakeholders to edit Wiki

                          Currently, Stakeholders only have read access to the wiki. Stakeholders should be able to edit Wiki just as they are able to do work items.

                          38 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Wiki - Per Page/article Permissions

                            Be able to manage permissions per page or setup separate areas/workspaces that could be restricted from specific permission groups.

                            For example: if we had a "management" page/area that other users shouldn't be able to read.

                            34 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Wiki: Support tags

                              It should be possible to tag a Wiki page. Also nice would be to be able to place a tag link inside the wiki content.

                              31 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to comment wiki content like in pull requests

                                Like in Word to have a living documentation.

                                27 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 24 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Wiki Collapsible Sections

                                    Would like the ability to add collapsible sections to Wiki pages.

                                    24 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add dynamic Wiki Content

                                      Enable Containers for dynamic Content in Wiki page, e.g.
                                      - Query Results
                                      - Work Item Details
                                      - Statistics/Graphs based on Query results (e.g. Burndown Chart)
                                      - Release/Build lists
                                      - User List
                                      - News feed
                                      - Gallery
                                      - etc

                                      This enriches the Wiki very much and makes it a powerful tool for central project documentation and collaboration. As Confluence offers this functionality, it is currently much more powerful than the VSTS Wiki,

                                      23 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Subscribe to changes on a wiki, notify team members about a wiki, add comment/review track to a specific section

                                        The Atlassian Confluence features: Subscribe to changes on a wiki, notify team members about a wiki, add comment/review track to a specific section, are sorely missed.

                                        As a side note, I did a semi-usable workaround for the first part: I went to the wiki git repo, made a new branch with a random change, then made a pull-request from master to the new branch. I can now add people as reviewers on this pull-request, and the will be notified whenever there are changes to the wiki. You get notified about all changes though, instead of just a specific page.

                                        23 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for branding of Wiki pages with a .header or .footer definition

                                          We are writing our products user documentation in the Wiki. It would be great if we could have some branding header or footer on each rendered page. I don't want to prescribe a certain design for this, but a `.header` and `.footer` filer in a folder that would simply be incorporated in each page would be extremely helpful. Note this should probably be .md content to avoid accidental xss issues :)

                                          23 votes
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