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Visual Studio 2013 on the Upgrade Trail Again

by Jeff Martin on  May 23, 2014 1

The first CTP for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 has arrived, continuing Microsoft's rapid release pace for their flagship development tool. As compared to the previous update, this 3rd installment is much more limited in scope.

Visual Studio Now Supports Hybrid Cross-platform Mobile Development via Cordova

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2014

Microsoft has added native support for hybrid cross-platform mobile applications in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.

Feature-Rich Visual Studio 2013.2 Improves Git Tools and ASP.NET

by Jeff Martin on  May 13, 2014

The official RTM release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has been made, and unlike the first update it brings with it a host of new features that should interest if not outright benefit nearly all users. Improved areas include better Git tooling support, web development, and profiling.

Better Late Than Never: Visual Studio Regains Installer Project

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 28, 2014 2

Through Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft included a Setup and Deployment project type. With VS2012 this project type was removed and users were told to use InstallShield LE or seek a 3rd party alternative. Due to great user demand, Microsoft has now brought the previous project type back as an extension for VS2013.

Modern C++ and Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 05, 2014 1

Modern C++ support continues to be an area of focus for Microsoft. This week at Build Herb Sutter gave a talk which provided an update on their current efforts, the level of CPP support being added in the next Visual Studio preview, and what is in store for the future.

Bringing Visual Studio's CodeLens Into Focus

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 20, 2014

CodeLens has been a popular feature of VS2013. The forthcoming Update 2 is bring an enhancement to CodeLens called Incoming Changes, designed to make working with multiple code branches on TFS easier.

TypeScript Becomes Full Member of Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 04, 2014

TypeScript becomes a mainline language with the release of VS2013 Update 2 CTP. As TypeScript nears official 1.0 status, several key changes have been made to the language.

IDE Integrated Search Engines

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 25, 2014

New tools are bringing the web directly into a programmer's IDE. As search engines continue to compete for customers, new programming-specific search functionality has been produced for Visual Studio users.

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.

Pieter Gheysens on Visual Studio Release Management

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 29, 2014

Visual Studio Release Management enables you to create workflows using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. In an exclusive interview with InfoQ, Pieter Gheysens shares more information about VSRM.

Modest Update to VS2013 Raises Expectations for Update 2

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 21, 2014 2

The first update to Visual Studio 2013 has been released. This workmanlike update provides IE9 support and stability fixes to the recently released VS2013 suite.

XAML Spy 2.0.5 Adds Add App Wizard and Feature Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 09, 2014

XAML Spy has released updates for the month of January with support for Add App Wizard with the ability to navigate installed apps by selecting the Show All Apps button in the XAML Spy Explorer toolbar. The latest release also enables you to activate and disable XAML Spy for multiple projects at a time.

OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 Adds VS 2013 Support, Discontinued Classic Wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 03, 2014

The recently released OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 by Telerik has introduced support for Visual Studio 2013 in addition to extended support for Visual Studio 2008. Moreover, support for classic wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5.0 will be discontinued beginning with the next release of OpenAccess ORM.

Essential Studio Enterprise 2013 Volume 4 Adds LightSwitch, Localization and New Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 20, 2013

Syncfusion has released Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2013 Volume 4 with new JavaScript controls such as rich-text editor, map, tree map, range navigator, barcode, date-time picker and rotator in addition to extensions for LightSwitch. It also includes 3D chart support for WinRT, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone suites including format manipulation libraries for Windows Phone.

Visual Studio 2013.1 RC1 Available

by Jeff Martin on  Dec 10, 2013

The first update for VS2013 is bringing bug fixes and the oft-requested support for systems running Internet Explorer 9.

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