Visual Studio 2012


Semantic Code Highlighting

We often take syntax highlighting for granted -- it just makes code so much more readable that it's become hard to live without. I'll take a look at a little history behind it and some new developments that might make code coloring even more useful.

XSD 4 Supports C++ 11

Version 4 of the XML Schema-to-C++ compiler now supports Visual Studio versions 2012 and 2013.

Security Tightened in SQL Server Data Tools Update

Database schema comparisons, security among incremental updates made to this July 2014 release of SSDT.

Microsoft to Buy SyntaxTree, Make Gaming Plugin Free

The UnityVS add-on allows Unity developers to work within Visual Studio.

Why Visual Studio Express Won't Allow Extensions

One Microsoft employee calls it a "business decision" -- and a bad one at that.

Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

.NET Framework Reference Source Updated Via 'Roslyn'

Developers can search for incompatibilities between their own code and .NET more easily than ever.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, CTP 2 Now Ready

TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.

Windows Azure Gets .NET Upgrades

The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.

6 Top Tips for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 has many new features; which ones are the most important? Here are the first six that promise to improve your productivity the greatest (more coming next month!)

Visual Studio Extension Tracks Project History

A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.

JSON Debugger Added to Visual Studio 2013, Update 2

It allows devs to debug JSON without leaving Visual Studio.

Windows Embedded Compact Integration with Visual Studio 2013 Announced

The update is supposed to be out this spring.

First CTP of Visual Studio 2013, Update 2 Is Released

The update comes close on the heels of Update 1, which came out just over two weeks ago.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available

Update 2 is not far behind, either.

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