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Visual Studio 2013 on the Upgrade Trail Again

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UPDATE: Since this article was originally published, additional details have been made available on CodeLens for Git and .NET Memory Analysis, both of which are provided by Update 3.

Wasting no time after the recent release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, Microsoft has announced the first preview (CTP) of Update 3.  This newest set of updates currently seems to be similar in size and scope to Update 1, bringing a limited set of changes as compared to Update 2.

The new features that have been announced cover several different areas.  Developers with a multi-monitor setup writing Windows Store apps may find a new convenience item useful:  the debugger will now remember which screen an app was last run on, reducing the amount of resizing and placement needed.  .NET Native applications targeting X86 can now be debugged within the IDE.  A big change for CodeLens users is added support for author labeling and change-indicators when using Git repositories, previously only traditional TFS was supported.  Finally, this preview provides enhancements to the deployment and management of configuration data with Windows PowerShell. 

As usual with CTPs, this should be considered beta software and not installed on critical workstations.  The CTP is available from Microsoft now. Full release notes for this CTP are available on the Microsoft support site.

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