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  • Blog Post: Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates

    Last month, we shipped Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). We’re continuing to see good uptake of the Update releases, with the majority of Visual Studio 2012 users now running on VS Update . We’re also hearing positive feedback on the VS Update cadence, and the ongoing improvements that...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is Here

    A few months ago, Soma announced plans for a Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Desktop. Today, we are happy to share that this new Express product is available for download . (You can find the system requirements and download details here .) This post is written by Jennifer Leaf, one of...
  • Blog Post: New Visual Studio 2012 Debugging Features for the Windows 8 App Lifecycle Model

    Windows 8 brings a new app lifecycle model , in which Windows Store apps are automatically managed for the user. These apps always feel alive, even though they never run when they’re off the screen. This provides great benefits for power consumption and battery life. Here are a few related blog...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 released to the web!

    On August 15 th , we announced the release of Visual Studio 2012 to the web! Make sure to visit Somasegar’s Blog for the announcement, and if you haven’t downloaded yet, check out Jason Zander’s Blog for 12 reasons to upgrade . There was a lot of buzz across the blogs, so here’s...
  • Blog Post: Improved Toolbox Performance Delivers Highly Responsive Visual Studio 2012

    As mentioned in the previous performance post on Typing and Editing we would follow with a post on the improvements to Visual Studio 2012 from enhancements in the Toolbox. I would like to introduce Duke Kamstra and Chuck England from two teams in Visual Studio to describe to you the work done to improve...
  • Blog Post: The Visual Studio 2012 Feedback Tool: A better way to submit bugs

    Microsoft Visual Studio has had a long and successful run over the last decade plus, and much of that success has been through the partnership with our customers along the way. We believe that you can build better products through better conversations, and our feedback channels are intended to help us...
  • Blog Post: A World of Samples at your Fingertips

    Samples are the primary way that we as developers learn to develop applications for a new platform. We use samples as a starting point to learn about new APIs, we reference them when we hit bugs in our own code and need a comparison, and we share them for others to learn from our discoveries. If a picture...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

    With Visual Studio 2012, we strive to provide the best development experience across all Microsoft platforms. This includes enabling developers to bring to life the richness of Windows desktop applications - whether you are learning to build your first app or whether you’ve been developing on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Setup Improvements for Visual Studio

    Setup is the first experience most of us have of Visual Studio, and in the Visual Studio 2012 we’ve made significant investments in improving your experience. Many of you have already told us you like our new setup user interface (thank you!). We have also been investing in ratcheting up the speed...
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