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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP

Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP. Our focus for this release has been stability and performance, along with responding to feedback you’ve given us on Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Update 1. Here are the biggest things you’ll find in this update: We’ve also added a number of features ...

Visual Studio 2015 Diagnostics Investments

When we wrapped up the last release of Visual Studio, I wrote a blog post titled: Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments, which gathered all the links to our blog posts and other content into a single place. It seems fitting to do the same now that VS2015 has RTM’d, and the same intro I wrote last time applies, so I won’t ...

Improving Setup in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

A few weeks ago at the Build conference, we released a release candidate of the second update to Visual Studio 2013. This update of Visual Studio contained significant new functionality including being able to create Universal Apps for both Windows and Windows Phone. To be able to target Windows Phone, developers need to use emulators which ...

Asynchronous Solution Load Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

Improving Solution Loads Over the past few years, the Visual Studio team has been working hard to improve Visual Studio performance and scalability when working with large solutions. One area of particular interest to many of you has been our initial solution load times. For Visual Studio 2012, we implemented changes that enabled large ...

LightSwitch Performance Win in Visual Studio 2013

With the release of Visual Studio 2013 RC, we on the LightSwitch Team have made some changes in how much bandwidth our HTML Client and Server use when communicating. Let’s take a look at what we did and how it can be useful to both developers and users of LightSwitch applications. A Slimmer ODATA Format LightSwitch uses a REST-based ...

Visual Studio Performance – Providing Feedback

With VS 2013 Preview now available for download, we’re excited to share how we’ve been using the feedback and data you’ve shared with us to drive performance improvements to Visual Studio.   In this first post, we’ll walk through how we’re prioritizing and scheduling performance investments based on your feedback, and outline the ...

Improved Toolbox Performance Delivers Highly Responsive Visual Studio 2012

As mentioned in the previous performance post on Typing and Editing we would follow with a post on the improvements to Visual Studio 2012 from enhancements in the Toolbox. I would like to introduce Duke Kamstra and Chuck England from two teams in Visual Studio to describe to you the work done to improve responsiveness via the Toolbox. ...

Visual Studio 11 Performance: Improvements in Typing and Editing Responsiveness

After the beta release, we published several posts on the performance improvements in Visual Studio 11. Since the beta release, we have made a number of additional enhancements, continuing our quest to improve the performance of Visual Studio. The performance work done between beta and the upcoming RC was substantial and covered many aspects ...

Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #3

Welcome back to the 3rd and final part of the Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance series. This week’s topic is Debugging. As I mentioned in the 1st post debugging is a key component in your continuous interaction with Visual Studio and we heard from you that the compile, edit and debug cycle had hiccups and was sluggish. I would like to ...

Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance Part #2

Welcome back to part 2 of the Visual Studio 11 Beta Performance series.  This week’s topic is Solution Load.  We received a great deal of feedback from you clearly telling us that it takes too long to get into your code when loading solutions.  I would like to introduce Nathan Halstead, from the Visual Studio Pro Team, whose information ...

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