A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.
The developer service has had a number of outages since its introduction last November.
It allows devs to debug JSON without leaving Visual Studio.
The add-in checks a Windows Store app's performance and health.
The update is supposed to be out this spring.
Former head of the .NET platform is promoted in the wake of Satya Nadella's ascension to CEO.
The update comes close on the heels of Update 1, which came out just over two weeks ago.
The new head has a strong engineering background, with 22 years at Microsoft.
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The update, available through NuGet, supports older versions of the .NET Framework.
The first release is an open source Chassis Manager software specification, which outlines power supply and fan details.
Version 5.0 of the app certification requirements is also out.
The cuts will be in the areas of block blob storage and disk/page blob storage pricing, and are scheduled to take effect on March 13.
Rumors also suggest Windows 8's successor may come next year.
Office revenue down, but Windows Phone profits pick up.
The Visual Studio Online site is also experiencing growing pains.
Microsoft dropped offering its own version of Hadoop for on-premises deployments.
Update 2 is not far behind, either.
China, meanwhile, continues to develop its own China Operating System (COS).
Cisco security report finds that 76 percent of corporations studied are still running the vulnerable and unsupported Java 6.
"Windows 9" preview is expected to be the highlight of the show.