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  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.

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  2. 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.

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    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

  3. 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.

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  4. 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
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  5. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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

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    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?

  13. 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.

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  14. 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…

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    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.

  15. "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

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  16. 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…

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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…

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    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?

  19. 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

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  20. Automatically Add Work Item Number to Email Subject/Body

    When creating work items from an email I currently manually append:

    - TFS ####

    to the subject line and

    Logged in TFS as ####

    so developers can quickly find an issue I have logged with them.

    It would be nice if TeamCompanion could automatically add these and other fields once a work item is saved.

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