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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.

The updates for Visual Studio 2013, released last October, continue to come at a furious pace. Update 1 came out last Jan. 21, and already the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Update 2 is available for download.

Microsoft Technical Fellow Brian Harry gave an overview of Update 2 in a press release:

"This morning, we delivered the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. CTP 1 offers a great preview of some new features and enhancements for Update 2, across the areas of Agile Planning, Debugging and Diagnostics. We're encouraging developers to download Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP 1 and share their feedback with us. While this is an early preview, we'll include additional features in the final release, coming this spring."

The release noted that the CTP is not a "go-live" release, so it shouldn't be put on production servers, and Microsoft won't provide support for it.

A Knowledgebase article about the CTP said that bugs were fixed in three areas: code analysis, IntelliTrace and Visual Studio itself. The upgrades span a number of tools, and include:

  • New tagging capabilities in Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • The ability to export test artifacts
  • Multi-dump debugging
  • Running more than one diagnostics tool simultaneously

Harry said in a blog post about Update 1 that Update 2 will include a "new version" of TFS, and more Git tooling as well. He didn't immediately give a timetable for the next CTP of Update 2, whether there will even be another CTP, or future betas or release candidates.

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