Visual Studio 2013 – My 3 favourite new code editor features

Every version of Visual Studio seems to improve and integrate new ways of interacting in the code editor to improve and smooth the process of inputting and refactoring code. Some of the new code editing features. Here are 3 of my favourite 2013 code editing improvements: 1)     Auto Brace Completion Another feature (like my previous post)…


Visual Studio 2013 – Enhanced Scrollbar

When a Visual Studio edition releases much work is undertaken with the Visual Studio Productivity Tools to experiment and try new features that may be broadly useful to developers to incorporate into the Visual Studio product. One such new feature that falls in this category is the enhanced scrollbars that have now been incorporated into…


Provisioning a Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview machine in Azure

One of the great scenarios enabled by Windows Azure is the fast provisioning of virtual machines and environments being used for is for training and evaluation instances of software and solutions. If you have followed my recent posts (Making the most of free Azure benefits with MSDN & Getting setup on Azure with MSDN benefits) then…


Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 announcements from Build and TechEd

Over the past few weeks it’s been one of many exciting announcements across the Build and TechEd conferences in the world of Visual Studio and I thought I would post some summaries so that you can drill in for more information. If you still want further details, full conference keynote and session videos are available…