Monthly Archives: July 2014

No more bimonthly CUs – July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 is out

SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has changed the plans for bi-monthly CUs. The CUs will be released on a monthly basis from now on. This means for all products that is being supported. Cool, eh!!

That means faster patches and updates to your products.

And so, the July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released.

Visit the official blog for details.

Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, is now available for download

Some cool new features:

  • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Apache Cordova™. We announced support for multi-device development with Apache Cordova at TechEd earlier this year. Update 3 continues our investments in tooling for iOS, Android and Windows through HTML/JavaScript/CSS and Cordova including improvements to installation and management and diagnostics.
  • Application InsightsApplication Insights, Microsoft’s service for monitoring production web sites and Windows Store and Phone apps, is now included in this update. Key enhancements in this release include polish to the account setup experience to create accounts directly in Azure without requiring a Visual Studio Online account as well as other enhancements from the Preview we published to the Visual Studio Gallery.
  • Visual Studio Graphics Analyzer. Diagnosing DirectX rendering and performance issues is tricky and the Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics features help. In Update 3, we have enhanced the Graphics Analyzer to analyze graphics frames and to view the impact of shader code changes without re-running the app. You can easily configure capture options in Tools Options under Graphics Diagnostics.
  • Managed memory dump analysis. When analyzing managed memory dump files, you can now Go to Definition and Find All References of the selected type. To learn more, check out the blog post on .NET Memory Analysis.
  • CPU and Memory Usage tool. The CPU Usage tool in the Performance and Diagnostics hub now enables you to navigate from a function name in the Call Tree to the definition of that function in the editor so that you can easily see the code that is using CPU in your application. We have also made improvements to the Memory Usage tool such as support for Win32 and WPF applications (.NET 4.0 and up on Windows 8.1) and the ability to force garbage collections in managed apps.
  • Multi-Monitor configuration with Windows Store App. When debugging a Windows Store app with a multi-monitor configuration, Visual Studio now remembers which monitor your app was last run on. Here are some images to describe this experience.
  • CodeLens. CodeLens, an editor productivity feature available in Visual Studio Ultimate, is now available to show authors and changes to files in Git repositories. If you use Git for source control and TFS for work item tracking, CodeLens work item indicators now provide information about work items associated with a method, or class.
  • ALL CAPS. The change in our menus to use all capital letters was one of the areas about which we received a lot of feedback, so a while ago we added a registry key that disabled the ALL CAPS menus in Visual Studio 2012. To make the setting more discoverable and to enable it to remain set as you upgrade across Visual Studio versions, we have now added a Tools Options setting under the general Environment settings that lets you set your preferred menu bar styling. We also roam this setting so it’s available on all your devices.

Find the entire msdn blog with more details here.