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  • Blog Post: Update 3 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013

    Today we’re announcing the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 , which is now available for download ; direct links for these downloads are at the bottom of this post. You can read more about the announcement on Brian Harry’s blog , this Channel 9 video , and on the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 released to web!

    Visual Studio 2013 is now available for download! We hope you are as delighted with this release as we are to bring it to you. You can learn more about what's new in Visual Studio 2013 on the Visual Studio website. Also mark your calendars to join us for the Visual Studio 2013 virtual launch event on...
  • Blog Post: Asynchronous Solution Load Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

    Improving Solution Loads Over the past few years, the Visual Studio team has been working hard to improve Visual Studio performance and scalability when working with large solutions. One area of particular interest to many of you has been our initial solution load times. For Visual Studio 2012, we...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Performance Win in Visual Studio 2013

    With the release of Visual Studio 2013 RC , we on the LightSwitch Team have made some changes in how much bandwidth our HTML Client and Server use when communicating. Let’s take a look at what we did and how it can be useful to both developers and users of LightSwitch applications. A Slimmer...
  • Blog Post: Notifications in Visual Studio 2013

    One of the benefits to having a connected IDE is that your environment can be kept up to date easily by presenting you with notifications of updates and relevant account information. Visual Studio will not only keep your environment up to date but also keep you in control of your preferred configurations...
  • Blog Post: Supercharged Styling: Quickly Finding and Setting a CSS Property in Blend

    A core goal of Blend for Visual Studio is to make it fast and easy for developers who care about the quality of their markup to create professional looking apps. One of the many ways that the HTML Designer in Blend can speed up the CSS editing experience when developing Windows Store apps is by providing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 RC available now!

    Today, we announced that the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is now available for download on our Visual Studio product site . We are also excited to share that the Visual Studio 2013 Launch is on Nov 13 th 2013. Save the date to participate in all the excitement, more details about the event...
  • Blog Post: What’s new for HTML Developers in Blend for Visual Studio 2013

    At Windows’ Build conference in June, we introduced Visual Studio and Blend 2013 Preview to the world. With this release, we significantly expanded Visual Studio’s support for creating Window Store Apps using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. In addition to the client-side diagnostics and debugging...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 and InstallShield Limited Edition

    UPDATE: We’re happy to announce the availability of the Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension. This extension provides support for Visual Studio Installer projects in Visual Studio 2013. You can download the extension from the Visual Studio Gallery . To learn more check out this blog post...
  • Blog Post: XAML Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

    While many of you like creating XAML using our visual tools, many prefer creating XAML in the code editor as well. Your feedback was heard loud and clear and we have taken a crack at the top XAML editor feature requests in Visual Studio 2013. This blog post describes the new editor features in detail...
  • Blog Post: Update for Extension Authors: VSIX Manifest Version Range Attribute

    In Visual Studio 2010 we introduced a new deployment model for extensions, the VSIX format . This format is based on the Open Packaging Conventions and enables extension developers to create a single package that can be easily installed by Visual Studio and contain all the appropriate files to describe...
  • Blog Post: MSBuild is now part of Visual Studio!

    We made a number of exciting changes to MSBuild for Visual Studio 2013, including rethinking the fundamental relationship between MSBuild, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework. MSBuild has shipped as a component of the .NET framework since it was first introduced in 2005 with .NET 2.0, despite the fact...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments

    this post, and the posts it links to have been updated for VS 2013 RTM - enjoy! Hi, I am Daniel Moth, a Program Manager in Visual Studio. I don’t know about you, but I usually spend more time (and more fun time in fact!) in the debugger than I do in actually constructing my app. Perhaps that...
  • Blog Post: The Story of Synchronized Settings

    As you may have read in our post about signing into Visual Studio 2013 , one benefit of signing in is the ability to roam your product’s settings across machines. In this post I’ll tell you more about the Synchronized Settings feature. When looking at feedback from customers or requests...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Performance – Providing Feedback

    With VS 2013 Preview now available for download , we’re excited to share how we’ve been using the feedback and data you’ve shared with us to drive performance improvements to Visual Studio. In this first post, we’ll walk through how we’re prioritizing and scheduling performance...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now!

    Today in the keynote at BUILD we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview that can be downloaded here . Make sure to visit Somasegar's blog for a look at what's new in this release of Visual Studio and you can also find additional resources on getting started with Visual Studio 2013 Preview...
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