Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess which is the 34th in the series.   Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013 I just had a…


TypeScript Support in Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Bill Wagner I’m excited to see the expanded support for TypeScript in Visual Studio 2013. It represents several good changes relating to how Microsoft releases developer tools. First of all, TypeScxript is nearing its 1.0 release. The current version is 0.9.1.1. There have been…


Git for TFS 2013

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Esteban Garcia One of the great new features of TFS 2013 is the addition of Git as a source code repository.  Git is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years.  Git allows…


One ASP.NET – Welcome to the Web Development Buffet!

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by ASP.NET MVP Jeffrey T. Fritz  Since the release of the ASP.NET MVC framework in 2009, web programming with .NET became something of a guessing game. A choice would need to be made at the beginning of any project – should the project be built with web forms or MVC?…


What’s New in Graphics and Game Development in Visual Studio 2013

Hi, my name is Michael B. McLaughlin and I’m a Visual C++ MVP. I’d like to introduce you to several graphics and game development additions and improvements in Visual Studio 2013. Remote Graphics Diagnostics Graphics debugging on remote machines through Graphics Diagnostics is a feature that I’m sure many graphics and game developers have been…


New in Visual Studio 2013 – Windows Azure Mobile Services Integration

Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Client Development MVP John Garland which is the 33rd in the series. New in Visual Studio 2013 – Windows Azure Mobile Services Integration Windows Azure…


Code Maps in Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Peter Bromberg The Visual Studio Code Map feature is designed to help developers visualize relationships in code. The need for code maps will become clear when you are writing or debugging code and need to understand code relationships, particularly when getting involved in a…


Script References in Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from ASP.NET/IIS MVP James Chambers which is the 32nd in the series. Some of the gems that make Visual Studio the best development environment are so…


New Features in Blend for Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Alvin Ashcraft Introduction Developers have been building great user experiences with Blend since Expression Blend v1 was released in April 2007. With the release of Visual Studio 2012, Expression Blend became Blend for Visual Studio. Microsoft is now launching another release of the tool,…


Making Web Development Wonderful Again with Web Essentials

  Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Schabse Laks Visual Studio is a fantastic development environment for .Net-based Windows and web projects.   However, this view of Visual Studio overlooks one of its most useful features: the text editor.  Visual Studio includes a powerful text editor that can easily be used…