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Azure DevOps requires TLS 1.2 on all connections including Visual Studio

Starting Monday January 31st, Azure DevOps will no longer accept connections coming over TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to security vulnerabilities in those protocols. Developers have increasingly become the target of hackers and these protocols have known security vulnerabilities not specific to Microsoft’s implementation. Going forward Azure ...

Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

Today we are releasing the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! To get started, download Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2013 or Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2012 from the Visual Studio Extension Gallery. This extension provides smart, contextual help to solve every day dev problems like searching...

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&...

JavaScript memory analysis for Windows Store apps in Visual Studio 2012

In Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, we introduced a JavaScript memory analysis tool for Windows Store apps to help developers, you, build apps that do not leak memory, so that these apps are more reliable, potentially more responsive and therefore have the potential to be more highly rated by customers. You will find the memory analysis tool ...

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is here

Today, the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Visual Studio 2012.1) is available for download. You can get it now via the Visual Studio 2012.1 download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section).For an overview of the main updates included in Visual Studio 2012.1, please visit Soma’s blog. As he mentions ...

Productivity Power Tools 2012

By popular request, the new version of the Productivity Power Tools has arrived for Visual Studio 2012! These tools are the fruit of a few passionate engineers on the Visual Studio team that love sharing the power of Visual Studio with customers. The Productivity Power Tools are one of the top gallery extensions for Visual Studio 2010. With ...

Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

It gives us great pleasure to announce that today at //build/ we launched the Windows Phone 8 development story. We have enhanced the existing Visual Studio 2012 developer tools to support development of Windows Phone 8 apps optimized for a variety of resolutions and hardware, introduced ability to simulate and monitor the impact of real life ...