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      David Lean commented  · 

      Use Case:
      We are still considering how we would use VSTS to handle the 1,000's of projects created to serve our 200,000+ employee company. (ie: Many subscriptions vs centralised Project desk)

      We are concerned that coordinating the large number of active projects will be a challenge.
      If we can't hibernate the inactive projects, the clutter will multiply that challenge. Once developed, these projects go to operations & the dev team moves on.

      Ideally we'd like an option to "zip up" the entire project & remove it from the projects windows.
      We'd expect to add some kind of comments & tags that will help us find & rehydrate it in the future. Maybe via a separate "Archived Projects" window that helps with that.

      It would be good if we can download a copy to keep On-Prem. Some execs are concerned about SAAS lock-in & want comfort that we could get our data back on-prem if required.

      Ideally inside the "Archive" would be N separate "sub-archives"; The Source code, The Work-item history, the Build/Test/Release definitions, The configuration & the security/Users. As it is very likely a new team would exist by the time the business invested in enhancing the project. So need to be able to strip Users out & replace the team.

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        David Lean commented  · 

        @Anonymous
        The Build name does not have to have an Underscore "_" in front.
        When you create a new Release the VSTS UI suggests a name, in a textbox, for you to edit as you desire.
        By default, It adds an underscore at the front. Which I delete.
        The solution to your issue is to check everything before hitting OK.
        Hope this helps.

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          David Lean commented  · 

          Glad to hear it. Just getting a way to add Foreground, Background & Strikethru in the Descriptions & Repro Steps will be a big step forward.
          (save us editing in Word & pasting into VSTS)

          Would also be nice if the Wiki Editor had a Font Color picker too. Save manually adding HTML tags all the time.

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            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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            David Lean commented  · 

            Agree. It is vital to quickly see what is stuck & not moving.

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