Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 available

VS2012.2

Microsoft has released this morning Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 and Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 2. You should read the very interesting post from S. Somasegar about what’s new in this update. The development of this update was focused on five main points:

  • Agile planning
  • Quality enablement
    • Unit testing
    • UI testing
    • Microsoft Test Manager
    • Test Case Manager (Web Access)
  • Windows Store development
  • Line-Of-Business development
    • LightSwitch
    • SharePoint
    • Phone tools
  • General Developer Experience
    • Blend for Visual Studio 2012 supports Sketchflow, WPF and Silverlight
    • IDE, the Blue theme if VS 2010 is back.
    • Code map
    • Workflow designer
    • IntelliTrace
    • Performance and reliability

To learn more about the details of each improvement or features, please read the KB2797912. You will note the come back of the Blue theme of Visual Studio 2010, that was the top requested feature on the Visual Studio UserVoice. But, are you really going to use it? On my side, I’m using the plugin Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor with the theme Dark with Light Editor. I’ll install the Update 2 of Team Foundation Server later today. Do not hesitate to send your feedbacks on Visual Studio UserVoice, Microsoft is using it a lot to improve their tools. It would be silly not using it. And of course, Microsoft Connect to report bugs.

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