Visual Studio 2012.2 supports customized MVC4 template, you can get a walkthrough here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/yjhong/archive/2012/12/13/custom-mvc-4-template-walkthrough.aspx or http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/getting-started/custom-mvc-templates. But the created template VSIX file cannot be uploaded to VS Gallery at the time. Starting 6/26/2013, you can upload the MVC4 template VSIX files to VS Gallery now.
Browser Link is just a channel between your Visual Studio IDE and any open browser. This will allow dynamic data exchange between your web application and Visual Studio.
This feature is enabled by default in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. When Browser Link is enabled we register an HTTPModule with ASP.NET,
ASP.NET Identity is the new membership system for building ASP.NET web applications. ASP.NET Identity allows you to add login features to your application and makes it easy to customize data about the logged in user.
[Update] Please visit ASP.NET Identity for getting the latest information about ASP.NET Identity project and learning more on how to get started and migrate from earlier membership systems.
The project templates showcase a way of logging in with external login providers, along with the normal way of logging in by creating a local account
This post highlights how you can turn on support for logging through these services in the ASP.NET project templates that shipped with Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
The Preview Release of Visual Studio 2013 contains a surprising addition: a brand new HTML editor! In fact, VS 2013 contains two HTML editors. The story’s a little complicated, so this article will do its best to simplify the matter.
Visual Studio 2012 included a brand new CSS editor,
Today we released an update to the Visual Studio **2013 Preview **which enables you to create ASP.NET applications which use Windows Azure Active Directory for authentication.
In this post I will describe; how you can get the additional support, where to find more info and a list of known issues.
I’m excited to show the new features of the ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. I’m also announcing the release of ASP.NET and Web Tools Refresh for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This refresh update is a free download for Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
We introduced Knockout IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2012 for web projects with KnockoutJS included, and fixed a few bugs in VS Update 1 and 2. However, one bug was not fixed in VS Update 2 and is still frequently reported: the highlighting region can shift around as the page is edited:
This bug was fixed and release in Web Tools Extension 1.3.
In ScottGu’s Blog “Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET”, among all other new features, you learn how to stream your Windows Azure Web Site’s application logs into Visual Studio. It might be also useful if you persist those same logs in Azure Table Storage and view them in Visual Studio for certain time intervals.