What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Preview for authoring Windows Store XAML apps

Today at BUILD we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 and Blend that brings forward significant advances for authoring XAML-based Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1. This post describes some of the new experiences we are excited to bring to you. In follow up posts, we will describe each of these experiences in greater… Read more

Designing the Visual Studio 2013 User Experience

As we were beginning the development of Visual Studio 2012, the user experience teams from across Microsoft worked together to align the design of our products and services around a set of core company-wide design principles that each product and service applied to their specific domain. Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Office 2013, and Visual… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now!

Today in the keynote at BUILD we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview that can be downloaded here. Make sure to visit Somasegar’s blog for a look at what’s new in this release of Visual Studio and you can also find additional resources on getting started with Visual Studio 2013 Preview, on MSDN…. Read more

Announcing availability of ISOs for Visual Studio Updates

Last month, we shipped Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2). We’re continuing to see good uptake of the Update releases, with the majority of Visual Studio 2012 users now running on VS Update. We’re also hearing positive feedback on the VS Update cadence, and the ongoing improvements that it brings to Visual Studio customers. Many customers have been installing… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is here

We’re excited to announce that today, Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2) is now available for download. For an overview of the five areas of investments in VS2012.2 that we made across agile planning, quality enablement, Windows Store development, line-of-business development, and the general developer experience, please visit Soma’s blog. In particular, you can find… Read more

Now Available – SQL Server Data Tools and Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

This week we released two new sets of tools, which help Visual Studio 2012 users take advantage of the latest Microsoft development platforms. SQL Server Data Tools Yesterday we released SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (or “SSDT BI” for short). This release includes project templates for SQL Server Analysis… Read more

JavaScript memory analysis for Windows Store apps in Visual Studio 2012

In Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, we introduced a JavaScript memory analysis tool for Windows Store apps to help developers, you, build apps that do not leak memory, so that these apps are more reliable, potentially more responsive and therefore have the potential to be more highly rated by customers. You will find the memory… Read more