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The latest update for Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download. You can read about all the new features on the Visual Studio blog, Soma’s blog and Brian Harry’s blog. There are some important changes to the publishing of SharePoint apps. Specifically, the autohosted app for SharePoint program is closed. New autohosted apps are not accepted by SharePoint Online anymore. Existing autohosted apps can still run and be updated at this moment. The Office team will post future updates on the Office blog. The Publish Wizard has been updated accordingly to give you a warning about the autohosting change. If you are currently hosting your app as autohosted, see How to: Upgrade a SharePoint-enabled LightSwitch App for a step-by-step explanation how to move your app to use providerhost.
Download Visual Studio 2013 Update 3
This month is light on the content as many of the team members are enjoying their summer vacations and taking advantage of the awesome weather here in the Pacific Northwest. Our community champion Michael Washington doesn’t seem to ever take a vacation though, as he’s been busy speaking at events and writing another book! Check it out.
(Did I miss anything? Post a comment below!)
Michael Washington from the famous LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com spoke at the SoCal Code Camp on LightSwitch and CBAs. If you ever get a chance, make sure and attend one of his sessions – many tips & tricks from the experts. Thanks Michael for the free training!
We’re also all anticipating his latest book release! Here’s the printed proof. Keep an eye out for the downloadable versions soon on LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com.
Thanks everyone for your awesome contributions in July!
Thanks to all our LightSwitch forums contributors! Josh Booker tops the contributors list for this month. Thank you, everyone, for helping make the LightSwitch community a better place. It’s selfless dedication like this that makes our community rock.
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-Elizabeth Maher, Senior SDET, Cloud Business Apps Team
Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 link does not install - indicates it's Update 2 ??
Why is it that my compare-diff shows nothing has changed from msls-2.5.0.js to msls-2.5.1.js? That is, aside from the version number on line 2 and a few lines of the sig block.
Thanks Team - Downloads VS2013.3.exe now, (Not VS2013.2.exe)
@joshbooker- If you compare the msls-2.5.0.js to the msls-2.5.1.js on NuGet you will see some differences. When we released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we updated msls.js, but didn't update the version number. The new package (v 2.5.1) will allow current projects to easily upgrade via NuGet and get the latest fixes. If you have a project created with the VS 2013 Update 2, then the msls files will not look very different. If you have a project created with earlier tools, you will see differences.
So in other words, 2.5.1 is update 2 and nothing new for update 3.
Thank you for mentioning my new book. I really appreciate the support!
Suggestion for the next post. Examples of how to work with voice command on a Lightswitch. Specifically with the reference System.Speech.