The Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Release is pretty exciting. It delivers on the product group's commitment to regular updates, fixes, and new functionality, for Visual Studio 2012 users. There's quite a lot of new stuff there, and below is a list of some of the new capabilities that have been added.

The release of Visual Studio Update 2 can be downloaded here:

   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=273878

 

Here's a good video summarizing this as well:

 

 

Summary of New Features:.

Agile Planning

  1. Work Item Filtering     
  2. Kanban Board      
  3. Send Work Items using email     

Quality Enablement (Testing)

  1. Windows Store     
  2. Windows Phone     
  3. Coded UI Testing     
  4. Web based Test Case Management      
  5. Test Explorer Enhancements     
  6. SharePoint     
  7. Unit Testing     
  8. Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)      

Quality Enablement (Debugging)

  1. Code Map     
  2. IntelliTrace      

Line of Business (LOB) Application Development

  1. LightSwitch      
  2. Blend, SketchFlow & XAML Editors     

Developer Experience

  1. Web Based Version Control     
  2. TFS Build      
  3. Team Explorer Enhancements     
  4. TFS Upgrades & Availability     
  5. Visual Studio IDE     
    • New Blue Theme for Visual Studio IDE

Web Development

  1. ASP.NET & Web Tools 2012.2 (Update 2) is included in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (no changes from stand-alone release)

 

Fixes

  1. Update 2 contains various fixes, for a complete list please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797912