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      40 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      John Saunders commented  · 

      @James, just to be certain we understand you, do you expect to have problems if you use Visual Studio 2012 to develop ASP.NET 4.0 applications which will run on Windows Server 2003? Can you say what problems you expect?

      The lack of a service pack more strongly affects those who can't test and debug their application in the target environment. Are you unable to test on Windows Server 2003?

      John Saunders commented  · 

      @Reinhard Ostermeier: I believe I understand your concern, but I don't understand why you can't use VS2012 to build .NET 4.0 applications, then deploy the application to the Windows XP machine which has the special hardware installed on it.

      John Saunders commented  · 

      Perhaps I wasn't clear. You can develop in VS2012 and support XP. The only thing you can't do is be assured that finding no problems when you debug on your VS2012 machine implies there will be no problems when running on XP. You will need to do QA on a machine running only .NET 4.0.

      That is the only restriction I have seen. Have you seen something else, or is this the restriction which will prevent you from upgrading to VS2012?

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        If you want more votes, you should substantiate your assertions. For instance, would power pivot and rally handle all of the existing TFS reports? For what scenarios are there "better, easier, and more powerful ways to do reporting"?

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          Enabling the ability to move projects between collections is a feature that we’re committed to delivering. Since this feature is so highly requested, I’d like to provide some additional details behind why this has been pushed out.

          Simply put the issue is the cost to complete this feature. One way to think of it is that it’s XXXL in T-shirt sizing. A Team Project Collection (TPC) is a pretty rigid bounding container. It‘s the scope at which a number of “global” things exist.

          One such example is change set numbers. They start at 1 and count up in each TPC. That means projects in a TPC can’t have overlapping change set numbers. It also means that if you wanted to move TFVC projects between TPCs, you have to renumber all the change sets. That’s exacerbated by a requirement that change set numbers be time ordered. That means…

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