Visual Studio 2013 12.0.20617.1 Preview

Visual Studio 2013 12.0.20617.1 Preview
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Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Preview provides powerful tools and services to help you create a new breed of applications or to modernize existing applications that provide users with the best experiences across multiple screens and devices, while remaining connected to the services and data they need. Visual Studio 2013 Preview builds on the advances delivered in Visual Studio 2012 and subsequent Visual Studio Updates to provide the solution needed for development teams to embrace this transformation and to develop and deliver new modern applications that leverage the next wave in Windows platform innovation (Windows 8.1), while supporting devices and services across all Microsoft platforms.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes many user interface improvements based on customer feedback and Microsofts core design principle of keeping the focus on the content to deliver an improved user experience. You may notice the more than 400 modified icons with greater differentiation and increased use of color, a redesigned Start page, and other subtle design changes throughout Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes a number of improvements to help you be more productive and stay focused when coding. Some features first appeared as experiments in the Visual Studio Power Tools extension before being refined and incorporated into Visual Studio. Productivity features such as automatic bracket completion, the ability to move quote lines or blocks using keyboard shortcuts, and in-line navigation are now built-in. In addition, Visual Studio 2013 Preview includes a new Team Explorer with an enhanced Home page that provides easier navigation to team collaboration features, including the ability to undock Pending Changes and Builds into a separate window.
When you work with large quote files it can be hard to keep track of where you are. In Visual Studio 2013 Preview, you can easily switch the behavior of the scroll bar between two modes. In bar mode, you can view annotations such as your caret position, change your location, and track errors more directly. In map mode, the scroll bar shows a live preview of source quote as well as the ability to hover over quote to preview it greater detail within a tooltip. You can then click on the exact quote position which navigates to that location.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview introduces a connected IDE experience, enabling you to get started with Visual Studio 2013 preview more quickly. When you start Visual Studio 2013 Preview for the first time, youll be asked to sign in using your Microsoft account, which you might already use with your MSDN or Team Foundation Service subscriptions. Once signed in, your copy of Visual Studio 2013 Preview will be registered for your use without the need for any extra steps. Visual Studio 2013 Preview will also automatically synchronize settings across your devices utilizing the Connected IDE experience. Synchronized settings include categories such as keyboard shortcuts, Visual Studio appearance (theme, fonts, etc.) and more, all while keeping you in full control through the Synchronized Settings options.

Visual Studio 2013 Preview provides the ideal toolset for building modern applications that leverage the next wave in Windows platform innovation (Windows 8.1), while supporting devices and services across all Microsoft platforms. Support for Windows Store app development in Windows 8.1 Preview includes many updates to the tools, controls and templates, new quoted UI test support for XAML apps, UI Responsiveness Analyzer and Energy Consumption profiler for XAML & HTML apps, enhanced memory profiling tools for HTML apps, and improved integration with the Windows Store.

The new Performance and Diagnostics hub in Visual Studio 2013 Preview provides a unified experience for various tools available in Visual Studio. The hub also makes it easy to identify the performance and diagnostic tools that work with your project and enables you to quickly start using them to improve your application.

Memory Dump Analyzer in Visual Studio 2013 Preview makes it easier for you to diagnose memory problems in production environments by analyzing .NET memory heap dumps right from Visual Studio. Using the new memory analysis capability, you can solve memory leaks and inefficient memory usage by seeing size and counts, the largest instances of objects, and what is holding them alive in memory. You can also compare two memory dumps to gain insight into how memory usage is changing over time.
In Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview, you can diagnose errors and performance issues in apps monitored by System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Preview. You can import exception and performance events as IntelliTrace log (.iTrace) and use IntelliTrace in Visual Studio to step through quote execution for those events.

In addition to features that improve support for C++11, such as delegating constructors, raw string literals, explicit conversion operators, and variadic templates alongside just my quote debugging in Visual Studio 2013 Preview makes working with C++ even better. The ability to filter the call stack down to just the quote you wrote when debugging has long existed for managed languages and is now available for C++.

PGO (Profile Guided Optimization) is a runtime Visual C++ compiler optimization that leverages profile data collected from running important or performance-centric user scenarios to build an optimized version of an application. The Profiling Tools in Visual Studio 2013 Preview give insight into PGO optimization decisions, which helps you to understand how well that profile data corresponds to real-world performance by showing how the profiled hotter quote paths (common user scenarios) and colder quote paths (less common user scenarios) of an application correspond to what quote was optimized by PGO and how (size or speed).

Visual Studio 2013 Preview incorporates a wave of new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that will help your teams be more productive and collaborate with improved support for agile development practices that you can adopt incrementally to suit the needs of your organization. Features such as agile portfolio management, team rooms, web-based quote comments on changesets/commits, and web-based test case management improvements are part of an integrated solution to help your team collaborate better and increase productivity.

The core for Visual Studios ALM capabilities is provided by Team Foundation Server, which can be installed on a server on premises, or Team Foundation Service, which is hosted in the cloud. So whether the team prefers the increased control and customization of an on-premises installation, or the maintenance-free accessibility of the cloud, theres an option that fits your teams needs.

With Agile Portfolio Management you can manage large and complex workloads in an agile way. You can define a hierarchy of backlogs to understand the scope of work across several teams and see how that work rolls up into broader initiatives.