Microsoft rolls out Update 1 for Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft rolls out Update 1 for Visual Studio 2013

Summary: Microsoft has made available for download the first of a number of expected updates to its Visual Studio 2013 development-tool suite.


Microsoft has made the first of its planned regular updates to its Visual Studio 2013 tool suite available as of January 20.


As the Softies noted previously, Update 1 for Visual Studio 2013 is more of a minor, than a major, update. Update 1 is primarily focused on getting Visual Studio 2013 to work better with versions of Internet Explorer prior to IE10, according to a blog post by Microsoft Technical Fellow Brian Harry. Update 1 also doesn't include any updates or fixes to the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service, Harry noted.

Update 2, which is "very close behind" Update 1, Harry said, will include TFS updates. From his blog post:

"We're just wrapping up feature work on Update 2 this week and will soon be releasing our first CTP (Community Technology Preview). We’re just beginning the process of polishing, bug fixing, etc. to release a solid Update."

Harry said developers should expect the two biggest areas of TFS focus in Update 2 to be in the realms of agile project management (and general work tracking) and the next increment of Git tooling. There will be other significant non-TFS-specific updates, as well, he said.

The Update 1 package for Visual Studio 2013 is downloadable immediately. More information on what's in Update 1 is available here.

Microsoft officials announced plans in September 2012 to make more updates to Visual Studio available on a regular basis. Microsoft subsequently released four updates to VS 2012.

Topics: Software Development, Microsoft, Windows, Web development


Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • yawn!

    unless it has some Linux or FOSS tools support, this is no news for everybody.
    LlNUX Geek
    • Idiot

      @L1NUX Geek: You really are as annoying troll as Loverock is. Idiots like you can't see anything past their nose and assume that the world must adopt to them and hate and despise anything that remotely goes in any other direction.

      I for one have an extremely large multinational that will be very pleased to hear this because they've been locked in to VS2010 because of the IE10 requirements.

      I know this won't affect you personally, but that's probably a very good thing.

      Boy, what a horrible lil' troll you are.
      Lost In Clouds of Data
    • Why visit the "all about Microsoft" blog?

      It actually has great support for git, node.js, Python, F# (which is open source). Much of the Entity Framework and ASP.Net tooling and runtime code is now open source too. Yes there's not a lot of built-in Linux support - use Mono for that if you need it.

      First time I fell for the troll bait! Darn.
    • Yawn indeed...

      Yet another useless comment... Total waste of storage, bandwidth and people's time.

      Go join a Linux forum and rejoice the blessings of open source software every day. Better for you and better for the rest of the world.
  • I have VS2013

    but, don't actually use it. I much prefer VS2010. Still, I'll update in case I find a use for it.
    • Why?

      Except for vs2013 being butt ugly why do you prefer vs2010?