Just a quick post to remind everyone that Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 has now been released. It has too many features to cover in detail here. However, in addition to a number of fixes, it also allows you to get rid of the ALL CAPS menus.
New goodies include better Web tooling (MVC, WebAPI, JSON, CSS) and vastly-increased debugging capabilities. This is a free update, and it is well worth the download time.
The REAL reason for this post, however, is to make sure that people know about these add-ins:
I have been doing more development lately, and these tools are really useful.
Productivity Power Tools provides about 25 useful features to general development. My favorites are:
All of the features are configurable, and can be enabled or disabled as you see fit. The full feature list is available on the Visual Studio Gallery page.