Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Visual Studio 2013 Preview is here with lots of exciting new features across Windows Store, Desktop and Web development. Dmitry Lyalin joins Robert for a whirlwind tour of this preview of the next release of Visual Studio, which is now available for download. Dmitry and Robert show the following in this episode:

  • Recap of Team Foundation Service announcements from TechEd [02:00], including Team Rooms for collaboration, Code Comments in changesets, mapping backlog items to features
  • IDE improvements [11:00], including more color and redesigned icons, undockable Pending Changes window, Connected IDE and synchronized settings
  • Productivity improvements [17:00], including CodeLens indicators showing references, changes and unit test results, enhanced scrollbar, Peek Definition for inline viewing of definitions
  • Web development improvements [28:00], including Browser Link for connecting Visual Studio directly to browsers, One ASP.NET
  • Debugging and diagnostics improvements [37:00], including edit and continue in 64-bit projects, managed memory analysis in memory dump files, Performance and Diagnostics hub to centralize analysis tools [44:00], async debugging [51:00]
  • Windows Store app development improvements, including new project templates [40:00], Energy Consumption and XAML UI Responsiveness Analyzers [45:00], new controls in XAML and JavaScript [55:00], enhanced IntelliSense and Go To Definition in XAML files [1:00:00]

Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1:

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