Visual Studio's C++14 Support Grows

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 25, 2013

A new CTP for Visual Studio 2013 allows developers to sample increased support for modern C++11/14 features. The CTP can be used with both Visual Studio Express and VS2013 Professional or greater.

Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 Adds ThemeRoller, VS 2013 Bootstrap Project Template and Mobile Controls

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 20, 2013

ComponentOne has recently released Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 with a new ThemeRoller for ASP.NET, mobile controls, support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 in addition to a new project template based on Bootstrap theming framework.

RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 SP1 Adds Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2013

Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.

Power Productivity Tools for VS 2013

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 18, 2013

Since 2010 the Power Productivity Tools have been Microsoft’s test bed for new Visual Studio features, some of which were incorporated in VS. This new version for VS 2013 brings 11 new and updated features including the ability see documentation without leaving the code editor.

Project Monaco Brings Visual Studio to the Web

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 13, 2013

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Online which brings a form of the its popular software development IDE to the web. As part of this release small teams of developers can use this service for free, and use it from non-Windows based clients.

Developing iOS & Android Apps with C# in Visual Studio

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2013

Xamarin partnerships with Microsoft to let developers build iOS and Android applications in Visual Studio. Xamarin University teaches developers how to do that.

Windows Azure SDK 2.2 Adds Visual Studio 2013, Integrated Sign-in and Filter Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 11, 2013

Microsoft has released Windows Azure SDK 2.2 with support for integrated sign-in, Visual Studio 2013 in addition to the ability to filter subscriptions/regions. The latest update also provides a set of pre-configured VM images of VS 2013 available within the Windows Azure Management Portal for use by MSDN subscribers.

Introducing Clide, an “Enjoyable Visual Studio Automation API”

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 10, 2013

When writing an add-in or extension for Visual Studio developers have traditionally had to choose between EnvDTE and the IVs interfaces. In an attempt to create library that is both more powerful than EnvDTE and easier to use than IVs interfaces, Clarius Labs is offering what they call “Clide: An Enjoyable Visual Studio Automation API”.

Add-ins Deprecated in Visual Studio 2013

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 08, 2013

Microsoft has deprecated the Visual Studio Add-in infrastructure. According to MSDN, “Visual Studio add-ins are deprecated in Visual Studio 2013. You should upgrade your add-ins to VSPackage extensions.”

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.

Visual Studio 2013 Adds New Project Templates with Improvements and Social Accounts Authentication

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 23, 2013

The recently released Visual Studio 2013 includes new project templates with several improvements which enables developers to build projects and applications faster.

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.

NDepend 5 Can Chart Code Trends

by Abel Avram on  Oct 03, 2013

Patrick Smacchia has recently announced NDepend 5.0, the latest version of his .NET code analyzer coming with a number of enhancements: support for VS 2013, trend monitoring, new dashboard and a major UI facelift.

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