Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013

Those following the Visual Studio 2013 launch may have noticed that we’ve taken your UserVoice feedback seriously and brought more Productivity Power Tools into the core Visual Studio experience. We selected the all-time favorites: Enhanced Scrollbar, Move-line and Brace Completion; polished and improved them for prime-time. Once we wrapped up work on Power Tools 2013,… Read more

Making Visual Studio Accessible

Microsoft as a whole is committed to making our technology accessible to everyone (see our Accessibility Mission Statement). This is true for us here in Visual Studio as well, and we work continuously to improve the accessibility of each product we release. The recently released Visual Studio 2013 is our most accessible version yet. In… Read more

Visual Studio Updates – Survey

Hi folks. With Visual Studio 2012 we started the Visual Studio Update program – releasing regular (nearly quarterly) public updates that contained both new features and servicing fixes. To date we’ve released four Updates, and the latest Update for Visual Studio 2012 can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Updates page. To capture the learning… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Survey

On October 17th 2013, we announced the General Availability (GA) of Visual Studio 2013. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts while testing the pre-releases of Visual Studio 2013. While we read and consider all feedback from our community (Connect, UserVoice and Send-a-Smile), as with most development projects… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Launch Partners

On November 13, 2013, we launched Visual Studio 2013 at our launch event in New York City, and we’re excited to share that 74 of our Visual Studio Launch Partners are delivering 123 integrated products for you to use as well! Visit the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch site to watch launch keynotes, presentations, demos,… Read more

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