General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Add some colour to the Ribbon icons

    The black and grey icons are quite difficult to understand, and in some cases fuzzy. I think it is a Traffic Cone that is used for "work item" but I can't be sure.
    Please update the icons to include more colour and clearer images.
    See Axialis Pure Flat icon sets for ideas.

    10 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Admin →
    • Automatically create and refresh Outlook tasks based on query

      If I create a scheduled query that lists all my WIs, make it possible to auto create Outlook tasks based on the results, and auto refresh the Outlook tasks if I close a WI.

      6 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      • Options -> Send Email: only subject and body are supported. Provide a similar table as in "Create WI from Mail" to associate values.

        Allow the association of all fields of the mail and WI objects in the same way as it is given in "Create WI from Mail". At least the mapping of Mail.To and CC with Originator and AssignedTo would be very helpful.

        4 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)

          Thank you for the suggestion. It would indeed extend the current implementation of the “Send email” action in a natural way.
          At the moment we are investigating the technical feasibility of different ways to support it.
          The main problem is how to map the value from the work item fields that you mention (which is just the name of the person) with the appropriate email address of that person (which isn’t readily available in TFS by default).

          Regards,
          Ognjen Bajic

        • If I enter a new item it only can be seen after a refresh. But after a refresch my selected US looses focus. Keep the focus after refresh.

          Keep the focus after refresh. If I enter a new item it only can be seen after a refresh. But after a refresch my selected US looses focus.

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • 1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • Quick steps

              As a PO and SM, I frequently review work items in order to prioritize fields such as target release, and priority. This involves a large number of repetitive actions such as: a) set the appropriate value for a field, b) make a "rubber-stamp" comment c) modify the item state.

              I would like the ability to define a recorded macro, or potentially make use the outlook Quick-Steps feature to automate these steps.

              9 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • Bug: Create Meeting from WorkItem doesn't paste formatted description correctly

                I have a number of Task Work Items that contain HTML/Rich text (not sure which) in the description field. If I try and create meeting request from them, the HTML from the description is pasted as block of HTML into the meeting body. Please let me know if you need more information.

                3 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • Parse

                  I'm not sure if this is in the application already but I cannot find it. We get emails from lots of different domains and we'd like to parse the emails based on rules so that certain WI fields are intelligently filled in.

                  I was think of rules likes parse sender's domain address and set priority, or parse subject to identify an existing work item by title etc.

                  As I said I'm not sure this is available, but this would be a sure fire winner for me.

                  3 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • When creating WI from email, the New Work Item Type is correctly set as per preference. But when changing project, it jumps back to "Bug"

                    We set "Task" as default work item type for new work items, but it changes back to "Bug" when you change the project in the drop down list, it would be nice if the currently displayed work item type stays selected.

                    2 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • Option/Settings export- and importable

                      We installed TeamCompanion for about 25 users. We want to define a default option set to deploy that to every user eg:
                      - Create WI from Mail (specific userdefined fields)
                      - Subject Line of an Email
                      - Mail parsing options

                      3 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • Set a default query when Attaching Mail to Work Item

                        I would like to be able to set a default query when I click the “Attach Mail to Work Item” button. I attach emails to my tickets all day long, and 95% of the time I use the same query. Yet each and every time I have to click through the folder hierarchy to locate the “My Queries” folder, followed by the query I use most often. It may not seem like a lot, but when I attach upwards of 10-20 emails daily, each click locate the query is a loss of efficiency.

                        5 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • "Open in browser" links

                          As a PO and Scrum Master, I often work in cross-platform tools, i.e. both browser and client tools, and I would like to be able to link to "Open current workitem in browser", "Open current query in browser", etc, so I quickly can shift from Outlook editing to task board editing

                          1 vote
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • Attach image/screenshot in current clipboard to current workitem

                            As a project owner or team member, I would like to add a screenshot or part of a browser window or an image in an e-mail or the contents of the current clipboard - to the current selected workitem (i.e. task) in an easy way like shortcut or one-click-button, so I quick can attach screendumps to the current item, which often help alot in descriping a task.

                            Best regards
                            David

                            2 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                              If the work item is open and the Attachments tab is visible with the simple Copy action (press Ctrl+V) TeamCompanion will attach the image from the clipboard to the work item. How far is that from what you are asking for?

                            • Work Item Save message should indicate success or failure

                              When you save a work item it says "Work Item saved." or "Failed to blah blah"... they both look the same though (light text in a yellow box at top of work item) so it is not obvious to the user when something failed. Recommended User experience: Success shows the message like you have it now (maybe a green background instead of yellow which is usually a warning)... Failures should pop up in a dialog box so the user cannot ignore them.

                              3 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              • Allow work item navigation by Iteration Path or Product Path

                                The "TFS Work Item Manager" product (Telerik) has this feature and I find it invaluable. It would be great to have it in your product as well so I can use your product exclusively... In Outlook mail you can click on a folder and it automatically displays the folder contents... Similarly, it would be good to have an Iteration/Product Path tree and when you click on a node in the tree you see the work items associated with that node. That way you don't need to set up a million queries to be able to see each individual node, and…

                                2 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                                  Thank you for this suggestion. Have you tried our Plan and prioritize feature? I agree that it isn’t the general purpose querying/filtering mechanism, but we do support filtering over areas and iterations (and various other filtering options). See:http://www.teamcompanion.com/features/agile_project_management_12/#148 for filtering options and how iterations pane (http://www.teamcompanion.com/features/agile_project_management_12/#151) and area pane (http://www.teamcompanion.com/features/agile_project_management_12/#152).
                                  To what extent do these features cover what you are looking for?

                                • Put the Team Companion in it's own Outlook accordion tab instead of under "Mail"

                                  Currently you have the TeamCompanion tree view under the "Mail" tab in the left hand navigation of Outlook. It is a bit buried under all my other mail folders. It would be great to make your functionality a "first class citizen" in Outlook by adding a tab just for "TeamCompanion". Clicking on that tab would show just your tree view, instead of combined with Mail. And the top menu would focus on the TeamCompanion tab. This would make it much easier to use. This would also enable opening that view in its own Outlook window so you have a distinct…

                                  4 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                    We believe that having TeamCompanion in the Mail tab makes it easier to work with emails and work items at the same time. This is why TeamCompanion doesn’t have its own tab. I will let this suggestion remain active, so that people can vote on it.

                                  • Support using and editing work item templates like in Team Explorer

                                    In Visual Studio 2010 / Team Explorer, I can define work item templates so certain feilds are pre-populated (i.e. Product path for a particular feature, iteration path for "Backlog"). I like using TeamCompanion to create work items but I want to use the templates I have defined in Visual Studio. The work item templates are stored locally on my machine and there is configuration in Visual Studio that specifies where they are. Team Companion could look at that value to find the templates and use them when creating work items. It would be good to have the templates in the…

                                    5 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • add support for hierarchies when sending query results in a mail

                                      When right-clicking a "hierachical query" or "wi with links" query and using "Send query results by mail", currently the hierarchy gets lost (same in VS built inn functionality). It would be nice and an outstanding feature to somehow visualize the hierarchy e,g, by indenting child items

                                      2 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • include unassigned hours in the burndown chart

                                        When calculating the burndown (remaining hours, ideal trend), also unassigned hours should be taken into account. Currently the chart seems to be generated only from tasks which are assigned to someone.

                                        In an ideal Scrum team, task assignment is done "late" in a daily scrum - not up front in the planning.

                                        9 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • Mark a certain Work Item as read in all Queries with one click

                                          Unlike the behavior of the regular search folder of Outlook a work item has to be selected in every querywhere it appears to mark it as read.
                                          E.g. you have a query showing Active Work Items and another one showing only My Active Work Items.
                                          If I get a new Work Item, both queries show me a new entry by a bold query name and a number.
                                          But I have to open both queries and select the item two times to reset that indication.
                                          Would be nice if a query would notice the change on a certain Work Item even…

                                          3 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          General

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base