Microsoft Visual Studio 2013: Key New Features for Developers

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-09-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate and noted that the company’s flagship application development suite will release to manufacturing (RTM) Oct. 18. Microsoft also announced that it would make its Windows 8.1 bits available to developers. This had been a point of contention between the devices and services giant and its developer base because Microsoft initially decided that developers would not get access to the Windows 8.1 bits in advance of Oct. 18. However, developers now have access to the Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2013, which came out Sept. 10 and is available free for download here. Microsoft also announced that Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM are now available to the developer community via the Microsoft Developer network (MSDN) and TechNet. Visual Studio 2013 is slated to launch Nov. 13, with several new features, including CodeLens, which brings useful information about types and type members directly into the editor. Other key new features include work item charting and the addition of Microsoft’s TypeScript language in the package. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at these and other key new features in Visual Studio 2013.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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