Try the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2

Try the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2

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The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 2 is ready for you to download and try. Our team remains committed to delivering regular improvements to Visual Studio 2013 through new capabilities and bug fixes.

The update for Visual Studio 2013 offers improvements in a number of areas including Team Foundation Server, testing tools, the debugger, Entity Framework tooling, and web tools. For an overview of what’s new in the in the second update for Visual Studio 2013 go to the KB Article or visit Soma’s Blog.

This is a preview release of the upcoming Visual Studio 2013 Update for you to try out early. We’ll send a reminder through the Notification Hub in Visual Studio when the final version is ready. If you encounter a bug or an issue, please report it through the Visual Studio Connect site. As always, we want to hear your suggestions or feature ideas/improvements so please tell us on UserVoice or vote on other user’s suggestions.


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  • Did you bring back setup and deployment projects?

  • Loading files tabs.  Maybe too complex a solution.  If I close the IDE I have to manually load each source file I had in a tab by hand, going by a snupped view of the open tabs across a couple of monitors.  Solution files is 1600+, across 37 active projects.  Same problem in 2012.  Even on another OS boot (same solution, so it's the .sln and whatever is loaded/ornot loaded).  I think once it gave a COM error about somethkng.  Funny thing is, when I first installed 2013 it worked, once or twice.  After doing an update I would not be surprised if it worked again, once or twice.  I had a somewhat long-lived workaround where I could set the projects to start to NONE (instead of the usual two), and tabs loaded fine for perhaps 99 out of 100 loads (literally, like that), but that ended a while ago, maybe I have too many files.  I've have this problem since I think it was updated 2 on 2012.  Before that it almost always loaded my open files in tabs.  Now, practically never.  Sure, I understand wmy MS shares are about where they were 10 years ago. I really do.  Not a dig, but an observation.  You need to do better.  A lot better.

  • Hello Vs Team,

    Do you people thing about one thing ?.

    Most of Developer come from India and other countries where decent Internet is not available for all people. you guys must gave a ISO (like You gave for Windows 8 CP or RP).

    Wasting a lot of time on Download and install can be saved if you gave the downloadable ISO. You can remove it after the RTM release.

    Hope you gut the point that I am talking now.

  • Please, fix the offline documentation.

    Yes, they add the VS2013 documentation this month (and the vs2012 still remains for no reason), but they removed the desktop development documentation -.-

  • JSON Editor !! FTW.. thank you. :-)

  • I still have problems with merging Git trough the GUI sometimes. He complains about overwriting uncommited changes, while there are none. Even if i do a checkout in the command line. While when i merge by the command line "git merge <branchname>" it works perfect.

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