Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2013 And .NET 4.5.1

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Microsoft today launched Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 to the general public. Visual Studio 2013 allows you to build modern, cloud connected apps across Microsoft platforms ranging from Windows Azure to Windows Phone. It has support for live debugging Azure sites,  Energy Profiling, UI Responsiveness diagnostics and more.

  • Support for live debugging Azure sites from Visual Studio means you can set a breakpoint in a running service in the cloud, and step through it directly from Visual Studio.
  • The new Cloud Business Application project type lets you build next-generation business applications leveraging Office 365 and Azure.
  • And features like Energy Profiling and UI Responsiveness diagnostics make it easier than ever to build 5-star applications for the Windows Store.
  • For individual developers, Visual Studio 2013 brings great new developer productivity features.  Features like Peek Definition and CodeLens provide key information about your code right where you are working in the Visual Studio editor.
  • And for teams, Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 offer new capabilities from Agile Portfolio Management to support for Git source control to the new Team Room feature.
  • In partnership with Windows Server and Systems Center, we’ve enabled some great DevOps scenarios for on premise development.  And we’ve integrated new Release Management features to automate deployment and do continuous delivery on the cloud.

For more on what’s new in Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013 see What’s New.



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