Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Today, Microsoft announce the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 (Visual Studio 2013.3) Release to Manufacturing (RTM).

What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

In addition, several Visual Studio 2013 products are available for download with Update 3, including the following:

For a video overview of Visual Studio 2013.3, watch the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 episode of Visual Studio Toolbox with Robert Green & Dmitry Lyalin.

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NDepend v5 is here!

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Today, the new version of NDepend came to light. Aside from the UI enhancements, the new version adds more new features along with support for the upcoming Visual Studio 2013.

But before we dig into the new features and enhancements, lets take a quick look at what is it and what will help us for.

What’s NDepend?

NDepend is a tool with tons of features that helps .NET developers to better manage complex code and achieve code quality. Is the Swiss Army Knife for .NET developers.

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Windows 8.1 Preview is also available for download

When Windows 8.1 is finished later this year, it’s going to be distributed as a free update for anyone running Windows 8. Windows 8 users will see the update published and promoted in the Windows Store. The preview will give a taste of how this will work—it too installs through the store.

To get it to show up, you will have to install an update from this page. After rebooting, the Store will show the preview. From there you can install the preview; a 2GB download and a couple of reboots later and it will be done.

As with any beta software, this is probably not something you want to do on a production machine. Microsoft says that while some people will be able to uninstall the preview (and then upgrade to the final 8.1 build when it’s available), under some circumstances this isn’t possible, so you’ll have to be prepared to blow the machine away to upgrade it.

If you’re not running Windows 8, you obviously won’t be able to install from the Windows Store. Microsoft will make ISOs available to download some time over the next day.

Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 Preview Available at Build Conference

Developers can now download preview versions of Visual Studio 2013 and the next release of the .NET Framework. Microsoft unveiled the new software today at its Build conference, along with the preview of Windows 8.1.

In addition, the third update to Visual Studio 2012 was released. This is mostly focused on bug fixes, but it’s an important update “if you need to be able to ’round-trip’ projects between Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013, or if you want to run Visual Studio 2012 on the Windows 8.1 Preview,” Microsoft Developer Division VP S. Somasegar wrote in a blog post.
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Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 RTM now available

After the release of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 in April 2013, Microsoft just released the next RTM version of Visual Studio 2012 marked as Update 3 (26th June 2013). This includes the latest cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes.

It also includes Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 3. If you are waiting for the final release of Update 3, it’s the time to update your IDE with latest set of features & fixes.
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