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Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Ready to Download

The first CTP for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 is ready to download. Update 4 CTP 1 includes feature enhancements and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server and Visual C++. Checkout this detailed blog post for more info on Team Foundation Server enhancements. To learn about bug fixes check out the release notes. As a reminder, these CTPs are not ...

Update 3 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013

Today we’re announcing the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, which is now available for download; direct links for these downloads are at the bottom of this post. You can read more about the announcement on Brian Harry’s blog, this Channel 9 video, and on the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC release notes. As with all VS ...

Authoring Windows 8.1 Apps in XAML

At the BUILD conference last week, we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. We have been busy improving the overall experience of XAML development in Visual Studio and Blend, and this post gives you an overview of some of the cool new features we have added to this Update that you ...

Building Windows Phone 8.1 Apps in HTML

Last week at the BUILD conference, we announced that you can now build apps for Windows Phone 8.1 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using much the same techniques you use for building Windows 8.1 Store apps today. To help you build these apps, we’ve made many improvements to Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013. In this post, we...

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is now available to download. This update supports TFS 2013 Update 2 RTM as well as the Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platform releases announced yesterday. Checkout Somasegar’s blog where he talks about these new releases, the .NET Native preview release, TypeScript 1.0 and more...

Try the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2

The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2 is ready for you to download and try. Our team remains committed to delivering regular improvements to Visual Studio 2013 through new capabilities and bug fixes. The update for Visual Studio 2013 offers improvements in a number of areas including Team Foundation Server, testing tools, the debugger, ...

Visual Studio Updates – Survey

Hi folks.With Visual Studio 2012 we started the Visual Studio Update program - releasing regular (nearly quarterly) public updates that contained both new features and servicing fixes. To date we’ve released four Updates, and the latest Update for Visual Studio 2012 can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Updates page. To capture the ...

Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates

Last month, we shipped Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). We’re continuing to see good uptake of the Update releases, with the majority of Visual Studio 2012 users now running on VS Update. We’re also hearing positive feedback on the VS Update cadence, and the ongoing improvements that it brings to Visual Studio customers. Many...

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is here

We’re excited to announce that today, Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2) is now available for download. For an overview of the five areas of investments in VS2012.2 that we made across agile planning, quality enablement, Windows Store development, line-of-business development, and the general developer experience, please visit Soma’...

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