Updates to Editor Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2013 we have added many new features to the editor. To get a low down on how these features can help enhance productivity checkout our previous post on Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features as well as What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 – IDE on MSDN. Today, we want to share… Read more

Windows Azure SDK 2.2 Release

Yesterday we announced the release of the Windows Azure SDK version 2.2 for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. This release includes several new highly requested customer features like Integrated Sign In, Remote Debugging preview, Edit and Continue for Cloud Services, SQL Databases in Server Explorer, and Publishing Cloud Services to Affinity Groups. In addition with VS2013,… Read more

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… Read more

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 implemented changes that enabled large solutions… Read more

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 ODATA Format… Read more

Visual Studio Start Page: Through the ages

When we started planning the first truly integrated version of Visual Studio (prior to that Visual Studio was predominantly a collection of tools boxed together) we wanted to help developers get started with the new version. To do this we introduce a common start page for Visual Studio. Visual Studio.NET Figure 1 Visual Studio .NET… Read more