Microsoft has released the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools. One of my favorite and useful (Thanks Gilles) command that the power tools allows us to do is the Undo Unchanged. When you checkout a file but not make any changes, by default, Visual Studio will commit the file, but you can remove automatically all these unchanged checkout files with one action.
In order to be able to use this command, in Visual Studio 2013, go to Tools | External Tools… Then create the command like below:
Title: TFS Undo Unchanged
Command: C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Power ToolsTFPT.EXE
Arguments: uu /recursive /noget
Initial directory: $(SolutionDir)
Check Use Output window.
Download link: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f017b10c-02b4-4d6d-9845-58a06545627f
Visual Studio 2013 RC
A lot of new products this week! From the operating system to the development tools, everybody will have a great weekend, downloading, installing and playing with the new products 🙂 Microsoft has released this week the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013 with a Go-Live license. In other words, you can use Visual Studio 2013 RC for production purposes. The RTM version will be released on October 18th. This new version of the development environment brings a lot of new features around the XAML editor, the business applications, TFS… For more information, I invite your to read the post of Somasegar – Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate.
Download Visual Studio 2013 RC.
Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC 3
More quietly, Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC is also available. This small update will be the last one for Visual Studio 2012 and brings only bug fixes. The RTM is planned for the end of the year and more release candidate are expected. I recommend you not to install this update except if it fix a critical bug that is blocking you.
Download Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC 3. And here is the KB that explains what’s new in this update.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are RTM
After all, it seems Microsoft is listening to the partners. Windows 8.1 was not supposed to be released before October 18th to the developers but… today you can connect your MSDN or TechNet account and download Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM. However, be careful because the download does not include an update process from Windows 8.1 Preview. You will have to install all your computer again…
Download Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.