May 5, 2015
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Microsoft has released an release candidate version for VS2013 Update 5 (short: 2013.5).
This update is the latest in a cumulative series of technology improvements and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2013.
What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Update 5
- Current iteration query token
- Team Project Rename support for Local Workspaces : – [ability to update local workspaces after a team project is renamed. Performing a get or check-in will automatically correct the workspace mapping so that it uses the new team project name.]
WARNING: All prior releases of the Tools for Apache Cordova are incompatible with Update 5. If you have previously installed a Tools for Apache Cordova CTP extension, you must uninstall that extension before installing Visual Studio 2013 Update 5.
Download: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 (2013.5) RC
KB – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3021976?wa=wsignin1.0
April 30, 2015
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During #Build2015 event Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2015 RC (Release Candidate) with lots of improvements and fixes to CTP version of Visual Studio. RC would be a near release quality and your see it is stable than ever.
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April 30, 2015
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With Visual Studio 2015 Microsoft has changed type of editions available as part the Visual Studio product line up, also made some changes to MSDN Subscription levels.
Changes in Visual Studio Editions
No more Premium and Ultimate edition of Visual Studio. There will only be 3 editions available:
- Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition – Free, full-featured and extensible tool for developers building non-enterprise applications
- Visual Studio 2015 Professional Edition – Professional developer tools and services for individual developers or small teams
- Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Edition – Enterprise grade solution with advanced capabilities for teams working on projects of any size or complexity, including advanced testing and DevOps
Changes in MSDN Subscription Levels
MSDN Subscription Levels also has changed: there will be only two subscription levels MSDN PRO and MSDN Enterprise. If you have a valid MSDN Premium subscription, it will be automatically upgraded to MSDN Enterprise, which is fully loaded as previous MSDN Ultimate.
Limited Period Upgrade Offer – 50% off on upgrade to Premium
Beginning May 2015 – Upgrade from : Visual Studio Professional with MSDN or Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN to Visual Studio Premium with MSDN for 50% off the regular list price and get a free upgrade to Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN automatically when Microsoft release Visual Studio 2015.
For more information follow: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/vs-2015-product-editions.aspx
February 23, 2015
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Microsoft today has released Visual Studio 2015 Community Technology Preview 6 (CTP 6), which includes some new features and improvements, such as new UI debugging tools for XAML, new Control Flow Guard security tool, and feature updates to ASP.NET framework.
For more information about what’s new in this release, please see the release notes.
Download Visual Studio 2015 Ultimate (web | iso)
July 4, 2014
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Being mobile developer and strong follower of Mobile related technologies, always admire to demonstrate my work to my friends and colleagues. All this time I was fancy about iOS Mirroring provided through apps Reflector and Air Server. With help of these tools we used to mirror our iPad/iPhone to be mirrored to a Windows/Mac and then project that to large screen using a Projector. These tools seamlessly mirror your activities on iPad/iPhone and audiences get a live view of the application running in a Live Phone. Advantage is you don’t have to rely on iOS Simulators coming with XCode and iOS SDK alone to demo your applications.
Coming to Windows Phone, we can have the same through a Wired Connection. Probably in recent Microsoft demos you might have fancied how the presenters used to share their Windows Phone activities and features from their live phones. You don’t have to envy them, it is available for our use now.
Microsoft has provided an application to be installed on Windows/Mac or Tablets and through a Wired or Wifi.
Download Project My Screen App from Microsoft
It is pretty simple to use:
1. Just install the app on your Windows/Mac
2. Connect your Windows Phone to USB (wired)
3, Launch “Project My Screen App” from Start Menu. It will detect your phone and your will will be prompted to Accept the screen sharing. Click on ‘Yes’, and look how amazing it is to share your screen on PC.
PS: There is a caveat you all need to know, you cannot share DRM protected contents through this feature.
Enjoy your live demos…
May 14, 2014
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Microsoft has released the latest update for Visual Studio 2013 with major improvements including support for developing Universal apps for Windows 8.x, Win Phone, and XBOX.
Here are the list of improvements included as part of the release(lending from Visual Studio team blog):
Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has many new capabilities as well as fixes that address bugs, customer feedback, performance, and reliability improvements. Here are some new capabilities that are part of this and related Updates and links to where you can find more info.
- Universal Apps. With this release you can now build universal apps that can run on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 while sharing code and assets through shared projects.
- Web Tool. Our web development tools have many new features like SCSS support, a new JSON editor, updated ASP.NET templates, and an improved URL picker.
- Azure tools. It’s easier to take advantage of Azure with options to create websites and SQL Azure databases directly on Azure for simpler deployment to a development / testing environment.
- Diagnostics. Our diagnostics tools also got some enhancements. Performance events now let you navigate to user code for MVC Methods or jump to the SQL command for database queries. It is also possible to view the Windows Store diagnostics tools at the same time to see all your diagnostics information on a shared timeline.
- Slipstream install. You can download Visual Studio with all its latest features from one install that includes Visual Studio 2013 RTM and Update 2 for Visual Studio.
There are a number of other important updates that are available today in addition to Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013:
- A cloud optimized .NET. The latest updates to the framework provide a cloud optimized mode that is smaller, lighter weight, and designed for cloud and server workloads.
- .Net vNext. This update to the .Net framework is optimized for cloud-first and mobile-first development. It enables you to compile C# 6 and VB code with Roslyn compilers, speed up Windows Store apps with the .NET Native ahead of time compiler, and has a cloud optimized mode for ASP.NET apps.
- TFS 2013 Update 2. It’s worth mentioning again the updates in TFS 2013 like improvements for tagging, charting, shared parameters, cloud load testing application analytics, and a lot more.
Check out Somasegar’s Blog and Brian Harry’s Blog to get more details on some of the highlights in this release. For a quick view at all the features and fixes included in this update go to the KB article.
Visual Studio 2013 – Update 2 (Web / ISO)