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      4 comments  ·  Team Services » Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

      Tarun,

      Thanks for your idea. Making a project collection offline is pretty easy, because all the information is stored in one database. It is thus an operation on the database. Make a team project offline or disabled however involves lot of effort to make that happen.
      There is also a work around where you create a security group for your contributors and your admins. When you want to disable a team project, you can just move these from the contributors/admin group to the readers group (with add and remove).

      Based on these arguments (effort and a workaround) we rather spend our limited resources on other feature requests. Of course this is user voice, and the votes will tell if I am wrong. If there is lot of traction on this idea, I am very willing to revise my point of view.

      Ewald Hofman
      Program Manager TFS

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        0 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

        Ewald Hofman

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          19 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We have looked into options to support this, and have decided that we are not going to invest in this item in the next 6 months. To keep ourselves honest I am removing the state, but that doesn’t mean that we forget about this. We have more investments planned for the alerts pipeline and keep an eye for opportunities to add custom fields to the work item alerts.

          Sorry for not having a better answer.

          Ewald Hofman
          @ewald_hofman

          Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

          Thanks for the feedback. Although it seems simple, the reason that the operator is not there, is because the client only sends the core (like state and assigned to) and the changed fields to the server. When the server sends the alert, it does not have that information at hand.

          Instead of adding a feature that would allow you to do this, we are looking into the possibility of adding extensibility points to the rules. It is on our backlog, and unfortunately won't be in the product for Dev11.
          We will evaluate this feature in the future against all the other great ideas. In the stack ranking excercise we take lots of things into account, including User Voice. So having a strong passion for a feature request on User Voice will help building a strong case during the stack ranking.

          Ewald Hofman - TFS Program Manager

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            4 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

            Thanks for the feedback. We have heard this request more in the past and it is already on our backlog. I am unable to indicate if and when we will implement the customization of the subject. We use the User Voice site as one of the areas helping us to stack rank features against each other. Ideas on User Voice with lots of passion are investigated very seriously.

            Ewald Hofman - TFS Program Manager

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              5 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

              Thanks for the feedback. We have heard these kind of requests more often in the past and we have added the feedback to our backlog. But we probably don't get to it in the near future.

              Ewald Hofman
              Program Manager TFS

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                2 comments  ·  Team Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for your great suggestion. In an ideal world with unlimited capacity, we would have implemented every single piece of customer feedback. However we live in reality and we need to make tough decisions, including the decision to focus on areas that make the most impact. The voting system in User Voice is a great platform to measure which improvements make the most impact. We also want to be open and transparent with you that this suggestion will not be part of the next release. We will keep the suggestion on our own backlogs, and archive it in User Voice. This gives back your votes so you can use it on other suggestions and tell us what other improvements will have the most impact in your daily life using TFS/VSO.

                Read more how we use User Voice to listen to customers in this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx

                Ewald…

                Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                Thanks for the feedback. In the past we have not seen a lot of user requests for this feature. We have added the feature to the backlog, but we probably won't get to it in the near future.

                Ewald Hofman
                Program Manager TFS

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                  That is a great idea. We probably don't get to it in the near future but it is already on our backlog.

                  Ewald Hofman
                  Program Manager TFS

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                    6 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                    Ewald Hofman

                    Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                    Great feedback. This has long been a request by our customers. Thanks for submitting.

                    Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Services » Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                      In vNext of the product, we have added the concept of teams. Teams are scoped to a Team Project. They represent a group of people (who) working on a set of work items (what), delivering them that work on a set of iterations (when).

                      More technically, for each team you can define the team members, the area paths, and the iteration paths they work on.

                      We hope this addresses the need you have. Let us know what you think!

                      Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                        21 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                        Thanks for submitting. We have this one on our backlog. It does keep getting pushed down, however, so any information on why this is important would be helpful.

                        Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                          7 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                          Great idea. This one is on our backlog!

                          Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                            3 comments  ·  Team Services » Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                            This is a great idea. Thanks for submitting.
                            Gregg Boer - MSFT/TFS Product group.

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                              20 comments  ·  Team Services » Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                              Thanks for submitting the idea. You are correct, this is not tracked well in TFS today.

                              Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                                5 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                                Ewald Hofman

                                Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                Glad you found the blog post on this. Being able to add rules on these fields (Area and Iteration) is on our backlog. We are adding functionality in the vNext release which will default these fields based on what team you are a member of. Each team can define default values for these fields, and by working in the context of a team, these values are then defaulted when creating new work items. We hope this addresses a lot of the need for rules on these fields.

                                Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                                  2 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                  This is an interesting suggestion. I would like to know more about WHY you are asking for this. We have decided, deliberately to NOT add work item security to iteration security policies, because we believe that the existing one (based on Area Path) is sufficent, and having a second policy to check and enforce would both be confusing to the end-user, as well as a hit on performance. Any additional thoughts of yours are appreciated.

                                  Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                                    5 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                    We have added start/end dates on iterations in vNext. That information is reportable.
                                    We have also given you the ability to define a set of team members working on a particular iteration. However, that information is only available for sprint planning, to check compacity and produce burn-down charts. That information is not reportable.

                                    Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for your great suggestion. In an ideal world with unlimited capacity, we would have implemented every single piece of customer feedback. However we live in reality and we need to make tough decisions, including the decision to focus on areas that make the most impact. The voting system in User Voice is a great platform to measure which improvements make the most impact. We also want to be open and transparent with you that this suggestion will not be part of the next release. We will keep the suggestion on our own backlogs, and archive it in User Voice. This gives back your votes so you can use it on other suggestions and tell us what other improvements will have the most impact in your daily life using TFS/VSO.

                                      Read more how we use User Voice to listen to customers in this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx

                                      Ewald…

                                      Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                      This is a great suggestion. in the vNext of the product, we are providing you a fit-for-purpose experience which pivots that tasks you have assigned to the current sprint by user story and by team member. However, a generic pivot view is still on our backlog.

                                      Gregg Boer - MSFT / TFS Product Group

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                                        15 comments  ·  Team Services » Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                        Thanks for the feedback. We want to add this in the future, but it won't be available in the near term.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Team Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for your great suggestion. In an ideal world with unlimited capacity, we would have implemented every single piece of customer feedback. However we live in reality and we need to make tough decisions, including the decision to focus on areas that make the most impact. The voting system in User Voice is a great platform to measure which improvements make the most impact. We also want to be open and transparent with you that this suggestion will not be part of the next release. We will keep the suggestion on our own backlogs, and archive it in User Voice. This gives back your votes so you can use it on other suggestions and tell us what other improvements will have the most impact in your daily life using TFS/VSO.

                                          Read more how we use User Voice to listen to customers in this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx

                                          Ewald…

                                          Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                          Thanks for the feedback! This is something we are working on for the next release!

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                                            2 comments  ·  Team Services » Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Visual Studio ALM TeamVisual Studio ALM Team commented  · 

                                            Thanks for the feedback. We are doing some work in the next version to help automate the SharePoint install features, and it will be far easier than it was in TFS 2010.

                                            However, in this specific scenario (It sounds like you are adding a second AT to the instance for load-balancing?) we wouldn't generally expect WSS to be on both machines. Are you trying to create a SharePoint farm across your TFS ATs for redundancy puposes?

                                            We'd really like to hear more about your scenario(s) here so we can make sure to cover them. Please respond back with comments.

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