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Using Bing to Boost C# Development

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 03, 2014

The Bing Developer Assistant is a new plugin for C# developers to enable effective searches for code samples from within Visual Studio. Rather than requiring a context switch to a web browser, the plugin lets developers make code searches while they work.

Android++ with Zero Hardware Restrictions, MSBuild, LLVM, GCC, Integrated GDB Debugging

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 30, 2014

The recently released Android++ in closed beta enables you to build Android apps using Visual Studio with support for zero hardware restrictions, MSBuild, LLVM, GCC in addition to integrated GDB debugging.

Visual Commander Professional v1.3 Introduces 99 Commands, 50 Extensions and C# Syntax Highlighting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 02, 2013

The recently released Visual Commander Professional v1.3 includes 99 commands, 50 extensions including syntax highlighting for C#. It also provides an ability to select default language for new commands and extensions by selecting the macro language in addition to several improvements.

Visual Studio Quick Hits: Editor Enhancements + Git

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 01, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 & 2013 both receive new enhancements. Visual Studio Tools for Git hits the 1.0 milestone and is now available for VS2012. And a couple of IDE enhancements help VS2013 RTM evolve.

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio with Editor, Debugger Extensions and Project System Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 25, 2013

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio has been released with features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, code folding, function navigation, script Output in addition to support for breakpoint, locals, stack frame and project system.

Updated InstallShield Coming to VS2012 and '13

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 23, 2013 1

Developers looking for the return of the Visual Studio Setup projects will be disappointed that it will not return in Visual Studio 2013. Instead Microsoft promises an improved InstallShield LE that will be available for both VS2012 and VS2013. InfoQ speaks with InstallShield publisher Flexera Software to learn what is in store.

Visual Studio Unit Test Generator with MSTest, NUnit, XUnit Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 16, 2013

The recently released, Visual Studio Unit Test Generator includes support for multiple test framework and enables you to unit test applications directly from within Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

New Updates Announced for VS2012

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 31, 2013

Active development for Visual Studio 2012 is not over yet, as Microsoft announces the release of RC1 for a fourth update. 2012.4 brings a slew of bug fixes and improved compatibility with VS2013.

Crypto Obfuscator for .Net v2013 R2 Adds Support for Code Masking and Constant Field Removal

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 27, 2013

Crypto Obfuscator for .Net v2013 R2 includes support for code masking, constant field removal, Visual Studio 2012. It also includes Linux and Mono support for automatic exception reporting service including several new additions, improvements, changes and bug fixes.

Windows Azure SDK 2.0 Adds New PowerShell cmdlets with Enhancements for Storage and Service Bus

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 20, 2013

Windows Azure SDK 2.0 provides numerous enhancements for websites, cloud services, storage, service bus including new PowerShell cmdlets for automating the management of Azure based sites.

Visual Studio 2012.3 Go Live and First Words on V.Next

by Jeff Martin on  May 14, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 has reached go-live status, bringing with it a host of important bug fixes. But the big news is confirmation of Microsoft's shift to focus on V.Next, the successor to 2012.

Improved Git Support Reaches Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  May 02, 2013

A new release of Visual Studio Tools for Git brings significant speed increases and improved quality of life for developers.

First Look at Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 Shows Modest Updates

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 19, 2013

The first preview of the forthcoming 3rd Update to Visual Studio has been released. This release focuses primarily on bug fixes and improvements to Team Foundation Server 2012.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools - Search Configuration Template, App Validation and Azure Debugging

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 08, 2013

The recently released Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 provides a new search configuration project template, ability to validate apps during the submission process and Windows Azure debugging.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Formally Released

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 05, 2013

Microsoft has formally released Update 2 for Visual Studio 2012. This update brings several new features but also includes numerous big fixes and behavior corrections.

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