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Microsoft's Visual Studio 2013 Performance Tuning

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 22, 2013 2

The arrival of VS2013 RTM brings several performance enhancements to production. Microsoft intends for these to benefit all developers using larger solutions. Complementing this are several more refinements for C++ developers over what was found in VS2012.

Visual Studio 2013 Now Available

by Jeff Martin on  Oct 18, 2013

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2013. All versions are available for download to MSDN subscribers and the general public.

Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Adds Improvements to XAML Developers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 07, 2013

Windows 8.1 ships with new features and improvements with which XAML developers will be able to build unique and responsive applications using Visual Studio 2013. It also adds several new controls and enhancements to project templates.

Icenium Gets Smarter with Visual Studio Extension

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 02, 2013

Telerik has released Visual Studio extension for Icenium which enables developers to build iOS and Android cloud based apps from within the IDE. It also includes simulators which can be accessed directly from within Visual Studio.

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.

Just in Time Notifications for Visual Studio 2013

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 23, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 is integrating a revised Notification Center to inform when updates are available and quickly prioritize their importance.

TFS 2013 Power Tools Adds Check-in policies, Process Template Editor, Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 20, 2013

Microsoft recently released Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools which includes best practices analyzer, check-in policies, process template editor, storyboard shapes, command line tool, Windows PowerShell Cmdlets, Windows Shell extension and work item templates.

Visual Studio 2013 Release Date Announced, RC Available Now

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 10, 2013

Microsoft has had several big announcements for developers: Visual Studio 2013RC is available for download now. Accompanying this release is the availability of Windows 8.1 RTM for developers that subscribe to MSDN or TechNet. This reverses the previous Microsoft position that app developers would have to wait until general availability to get access to a production system.

T4 Editor 2.2.1 with Visual Studio 2013 Preview, New Template Gallery and F1 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 29, 2013

T4 Editor 2.2.0 enables you to create a library of reusable snippets in addition to an ability to make use of project properties with include and assembly directives, which works not only in the standard IDE but also in the msbuild host. It also includes support for Visual Studio 2013 Preview, new template gallery and F1support for directives.

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.

Windows Azure SDK 2.1 with VS 2013, VM, Notification Hub, Cloud Services, PowerShell cmdlets Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 02, 2013 1

Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows Azure SDK with support for Visual Studio 2013, service bus notification hub, cloud services, virtual machines including new cmdlets for PowerShell.

Improved Debugging with Visual Studio 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 31, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 provides several enhancements related to debugging and also includes diagnostics tools to accurately measure the parameters in .NET, JavaScript and Windows Store apps.

ReSharper 8.0 with Visual Studio 2013, IntelliSense, XAML and Blue Theme First Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 19, 2013

The recently released ReSharper 8.0 includes support for Visual tudio 2013, XAML, Blue Theme first, IntelliSense, multifile templates including a command line tool, CSS improvements and several bug fixes.

LightSwitch in VS 2013 Preview with Improvements to Design, JavaScript IntelliSense and API Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 29, 2013

Microsoft in the recently held Build conference announced several features to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview which includes improvements to code editor, JavaScript IntelliSense in addition to integration with team build and code analysis.

ASP.NET and Web Tools for VS 2013 Preview with One ASP.NET, New HTML Editor, MVC5, SignalR 2, EF 6

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 27, 2013

The recently released ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 includes new HTML editor for Razor and web project files, ability to build all type of ASP.NET applications from a single dialog, claims based authentication in addition to support for SignalR 2.00 Beta1 and Entity Framework 6.0.0 beta1.

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