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  1. Change Visual Studio Team Services account region

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365459/change-visual-studio-team-services-account-region.html
    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.

    338 votes
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      44 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

    • Single Dashboard for Multiple Projects

      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365500/single-dashboard-for-multiple-projects.html
      Currently TFS has dashboard for each project. However a user can have entitlements to multiple projects. So the user has to go inside each project to see project dashboard and view charts.

      The proposal is to have a SINGLE dashboard that allows viewing multiple projects view on a single page. Widgets from projects can be pinned on this new dashboard.

      This will be very handy for program level initiatives where a program has multiple projects being worked upon.

      324 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        In our VSTS Feature Timeline(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/release-notes/), you see a feature called “Dashboards – Create dashboard separate from a team” under “Reporting”

        This feature will allow you to create a Dashboard that has no association with the team. This means you don’t need to create a team, to make a Dashboard. You can create any number of these Dashboards and share them with who you want.

        However, Dashboards will still be stored with a Team Project. So to address your scenario (cross-team-project Dashboard), you’ll just have to pick a team project to store the dashboard.

        We don’t have immediate plans to store a dashboard outside a team project.

      • Mobile App for Visual Studio Online / TFS

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        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365491/mobile-app-for-visual-studio-online-tfs.html
        It would be great to have a mobile app that works across platforms (iOS, Android and Windows) that would let customers work with Visual Studio Online or on-premises TFS.

        The app would enable things such as backlog management on the go, the ability to see/manage builds and more.

        324 votes
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          24 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic State Transition based on linked Work Item State

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          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365409/automatic-state-transition-based-on-linked-work-it.html
          One of the things which I feel has value in the process templates forTFS 2011 is the state changing based on the linked child items. Like how the hours aggregate up from the linked child work items to the parent item, if there is a way to get the parent work item state to transition based on the linked child item state it would be good. An example of this is when a child item state is set to "In Progress" if the…

          315 votes
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            49 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve MS Project and Office Integration to include WIs from different projects

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            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365375/improve-ms-project-and-office-integration-to-inclu.html
            1. Allow excel to open work items from different projects at once.
            its allowed to relate work items from different projects. but not open them in MS project or excel? it would be great to have this feature for release planning across projects.
            2. Feature to open hierarchical query results in excel. It will help use excel reports in many more cases.

            311 votes
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              29 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Team Services

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              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365441/provide-a-backup-service-for-visual-studio-team-se.html
              As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back up to Visual Studio Team Services. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

              310 votes
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                20 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

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                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365438/allow-multiple-current-iterations-for-multiple-ite.html
                It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                [Client]

                [Product A / Project A]
                [Release 1]
                [Sprint 1]
                [Sprint 2]

                [Product B / Project B]
                [Sprint 1]
                [Sprint 2]

                I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS…

                284 votes
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                  32 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to set build priority

                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365507/ability-to-set-build-priority.html
                  In my on-prem TFS I can set the priotity of a queued build. I can't find this in VSTS. It would be helpful because sometimes I want to give my manual build more priority than the CI builds

                  264 votes
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                    30 comments  ·  CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Send email with query results on a schedule

                    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365496/send-email-with-query-results-on-a-schedule.html
                    On the TFS web portal you are given the option to send the results of a query via email. It would be very helpful to be able to have the results of the query be emailed on a schedule.

                    259 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

                      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365443/display-sum-of-story-points-in-a-sprint-agile-temp.html
                      When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

                      257 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export data from VS Team Services to TFS

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                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365531/export-data-from-vs-team-services-to-tfs.html
                        possibility to import the data from VS Team Service into a TFS on-prem instance

                        256 votes
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                          38 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                          This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365457/allow-team-web-access-charts-to-group-by-tags.html
                          Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

                          254 votes
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                            38 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

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                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365408/visualize-blocked-task-in-task-board.html
                            In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

                            253 votes
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                              25 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We understand the importance of this scenario, but during the investigation we determined that future additions to the process customization will have better support to implement a real blocked scenario. We are going to hold off of this one for a little bit longer and wait until that work is finished. That does not mean that we forgot about this at all!

                              As a work around you can add a blocked tag to your work items and use the tag coloring on the board to show these tags in red.

                              Ewald Hofman
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                            • Show parent title in task detail

                              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365568/show-parent-title-in-task-detail.html
                              Put the backlog item title, or parent item title on the main Detail page of a task. Many views only show tasks assigned to a person, and when they view the task there is no context. So we have to make very redundant task titles that include the title of the parent item so they are not confusing.

                              In the SCRUM layout, consider replacing the "Updated by AaronS 19 hours ago" with a link/title of the parent item if there is one, and…

                              246 votes
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                                39 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide Power BI content pack support for on premise TFS

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                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365473/provide-power-bi-content-pack-support-for-on-premi.html
                                The VSO content pack for Power BI was announced at:
                                http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/05/04/gain-understanding-and-insights-into-projects-in-visual-studio-online-with-power-bi.aspx

                                It would be great if this would also be available/supported for on premise TFS.

                                245 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We are excited to announce a preview of the new Analytics Marketplace Extension(https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms.vss-analytics) is coming in the next major release of TFS. Analytics supports Power BI integration.

                                  Please refer to our reporting roadmap(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/report/analytics/reporting-roadmap) for additional information on the roadmap for reporting in TFS and VSTS

                                • Change release variables' value when deploy a release

                                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365596/change-release-variables-value-when-deploy-a-relea.html
                                  In Build definition for VSTS, variables are allowed to change their values at queue time. Could this feature be available in release: when deploy a release the variables' value could be changed?

                                  222 votes
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                                    31 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement AD FS for TFS

                                    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365455/implement-ad-fs-for-tfs.html
                                    Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

                                    207 votes
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                                      22 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Delivery Plans - Features over sprint boundaries

                                      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365685/delivery-plans-features-over-sprint-boundaries.html
                                      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?

                                      205 votes
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                                      • Implement real-time collaboration on the Task board

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                                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365518/implement-real-time-collaboration-on-the-task-boar.html
                                        The task board is an invaluable tool for teams, however not all teams sit in the same physical room when doing planning meetings, nor should I be forced to refresh to see what’s going on throughout the day. It would be great if the task board supported real-time collaboration so all connected participants could see what the rest of the team is doing. This could be achieved using the Microsoft SignalR framework.

                                        202 votes
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                                          20 comments  ·  Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Localization support for Team Services

                                          This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/365587/localization-support-for-team-services.html
                                          We have a number of clients consistently requesting VSTS be localized to be available in other languages, in particular French. is localization of VSTS on the product backlog? I have a client in particular that wants to grow the VSTS users from 100 to approx. 500 but is hesitating due to it not being avail in French.

                                          195 votes
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