The latest and greatest installment of Visual Studio is now available for download. There have been several product enhancements (new tools for line of business applications, Web applications, games, mobile devices, services and of course applications targeting Windows 8.1) to improve developer efficiency and overall performance in the IDE we all know and trust.

  • New TFS Features
    • Work Item Charting – visualize your work items like never before
    • Browser Based testing (TFS web portal) – run unit tests from your browser
    • Cloud based load Testing – push your application to the limit without user interaction
  • New VS Experience Features + Improvements: – interaction improvements to make tasks simpler
    • Peak Definition – see code definitions inline
    • Enhanced Scroll Bar – convert your scroll bar into a bird’s eye view of your code.
    • Roaming Settings – never re-configure VS again!
    • In menu search – without remembering where they are quickly find the settings you need
    • Code Lens – get a heads up display of your code map.

Just to name a few…

For additional information check out the VS ALM+TFS Blog and if you would like a walk through tutorial of how these new features work there be sure to visit Channel9.