Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2013 Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Visual Studio Update 3

The Microsoft BUILD 2013 is now over. The Visual Studio team has been working very hard to present the new Visual Studio 2013 preview. I hardly recommend you to have a look at the sessions on Channel 9 about this new edition (not a basic update) of your favorite developer tool. Here are some of my recommendations:

If you want to have a quick overview of all the work done by Microsoft for any products, I highly recommend to look at the Keynote Day 1 and Keynote Day 2.

In the last months I’ve been working a lot on Web development projects (using MVC Razor) and looking at the next IDE, I can’t wait to get the final build. Beside the fact that the Web designer has been rebuild from scratch which make the evolutions much easier, the integration with Windows Azure has been improved and you’ll be able to control almost everything on your cloud account with Visual Studio.
Download Visual Studio 2013 Preview today and try the new features of the IDE. For those using Visual Studio 2012, the Update 3 has also been published but very quietly.

Microsoft BUILD Conference June 2013 in San Francisco


Here we go again. Microsoft is announcing officially the next developer conference BUILD in San Francisco, CA (I’m glad to live in San Francisco :)). This event seems to be the place were Microsoft is going to talk for the first time about the next version (or update) of Windows 8 and Windows Phone, codename “blue”. Regarding the logos on the main page of the event, the themes will be Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Internet Explorer, Office 365, Xbox and Visual Studio. I’m sure we will get some exciting news!


As a reminder, the Microsoft PDC is an exceptional event that happen only for very important and major announcements, like Windows Azure a few years ago. The last one was in 2010. Whereas the Microsoft TechEd is the annual technical event for the IT Pros (and a little bit for developers) and the Microsoft BUILD is the annual conference for developers mainly.


The event will happen at the Moscone Center, from June 26th to June 28th and the registrations open on Tuesday April 2nd at 9am PDT. Register here: As usual, the 500 first to register will receive $500 off the registration fees.