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Visual Studio 2012 Update 3–Released

June 26, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET, ASP.NET 4.5, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Updates, Visual Studio SDK, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, Windows Phone Store, Windows Store, Windows Store Development 1 comment

Microsoft has released the final of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3.  This update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2012.

DOWNLOAD: Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 (Online Installer)

Also you can download the ISO image directly (Offline Installer – 2.08GB)

Additional Packages:

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012 with Update 3

Agents for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 Language Pack

Team Explorer Everywhere for Team Foundation Server

Agents for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 with Update 3

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2(2012.2)–Final Released

April 4, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET, ASP.NET 4.5, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, SignalR, Updates, VisualStudio, VS2012, Web API, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7.8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone Store, Windows Store, Windows Store Development No comments

Microsoft has released the final version of the Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2. You can get more details on release from Somasekhar’s blog: Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available. Somasekhar is VP of Developer Division at Microsoft. For information about the latest update, see Visual Studio Updates.

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Download Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

other products updates are also available:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012
  • IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio 2012
  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012
  • Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Language Pack
  • Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center, MSDN

    Kinect for Windows SDK v1.7 released

    March 19, 2013 .NET, .NET Framework, .NET Framework 4.5, Community, Kinect Development, Kinect SDK, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, MSDN, VisualStudio, VS2010, VS2012, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 No comments

    Microsoft has released the latest version of Kinect for Windows SDK – v1.7 with cool features for developers.

    The key features introduced are:

    • Kinect Interactions –  Kinect Interactions are designed to let users intuitively do things like press their hand forward a few inches to push a button, or close their hands to “grip and pan” as seen here. Now you can untether yourself and move around a conference room naturally.
    • Kinect Fusion –  a tool included in Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7, can create highly accurate
      3-D renderings of people and objects in real time.

    For more details read the Kinect for Windows team announcement blog and view release notes

    Download Kinect for Windows SDK v 1.7   | Updated March 18, 2013, 228 MB

    Download Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit | Updated March 18, 2013, 378 MB

    Download Kinect for Windows Runtime v1.7   ( the runtime is required to run Kinect for Windows applications on a production environment. )

    Courtesy Microsoft Download Center

    Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008R2 final released

    March 1, 2013 Community, IE, IE10, Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft, MSDN, Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 No comments

    Microsoft has released the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008R2.

    You can download it from below link:

    Download: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (32bit)

    StartW8–a closer, free Windows Aero start menu alternative–for Windows 8

    January 18, 2013 All, Community, MSDN, Softwarez, Tips & Tricks, Tools, Tweaks, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 No comments

    While searching for Third Party alternative software’s for bringing back windows start menu feel on Windows 8, I came across few interesting tools – and I introduced them in my earlier blog posts – Stardock’s Start8 (licensed version), Classic Shell, Power8 were those.

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    [logo courtesy: AreaGuard]

    Today I just found another cool alternative that you can try for free – StartW8 – is developed by Area Guard. You can install and use the software free of cost. It gives you start menu closer to the appearance of Windows 8 aero look and feel.

    Have a look at the screenshot @ http://www.areaguard.com/startw8-start-menu-for-windows8-screenshots

    StartW8 key features

    • Automatically switch to desktop immediately after signing in
    • Added Windows Start menu in Windows 8 design, but Windows 7 functionality
    • Activate menu with Win key
    • Log off, lock and turn off buttons
    • Traditional search field
    • Favourite applications
    • All user configurable
    • Support for silent installation
    • Multilanguage support (18 languages)
    • Option to ignore the lower left Hot corner

    [Quoted from AreaGuard StartW8 website]

    Download and Try StartW8 from: http://www.areaguard.com/startw8

    Power8–yet another replacement to bring back old Windows Start Menu in Windows 8

    January 18, 2013 All, Community, MSDN, Softwarez, Tools, Tweaks, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 1 comment

    Power8 is a similar windows start menu alternative like ‘Classic Shell’, which I introduced in the last post.

    Benefits Power8 includes:

    • No system files patching;
    • No hooks over system objects;
    • No app-init DLLs;
    • No additional services, drivers, etc;
    • No trash in registry;
    • No installation – just unpack and launch;
    • Small, fast and powerful;
    • Open-source;

    You can download Power8 from http://code.google.com/p/power8/