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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.

List & Label 19 Adds Report Parameters, Collection Variables, OData and REST Data Providers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 29, 2013

The recently released List & Label 19 provides support for report parameters, collection variables, new chart types such as combined, stacked, funnel, pipeline, shapefile and donut in addition to support for OData and REST data providers.

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.

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.

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 1

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.

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.