Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Released this week, Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP2

Visual Studio 2013 continues to grow and more bugs in the previous release are fixed.
Also released during the week are the following:
  • Team Explorer Everywhere Update 2
  • Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9.1
The download link for the Update 4 CTP2 is here:
The relevant files to download are:
VS2013.4 CTP.exe (1.8 MB)
VS2013.4.ctp2_tfs_enu.iso (2.5 GB)
VS2013.4.ctp2_tfs_exp_enu.iso (530.0 MB)

In the Update 2 CTP2 the main improvement is for Visual C++.
The full details are here:

The improvements to C++ copied from the above are :
Visual Studio now scans or rescans a solution and then updates the database much more quickly for large solutions. Therefore, the browsing process should be much more responsive, and you should experience fewer situations in which you are blocked when you perform browsing operations (such as Go To Definition) on large solutions.
•Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 2 enables you to collect and analyze GPU usage data for Windows applications by using the Performance and Diagnostics hub. This tool can help you determine whether CPU or GPU is the performance bottleneck of the application. You can also inspect timing data of each individual GPU event if supported graphics cards are present and the latest drivers are installed.

For details of the bug fixes please look up the KB article (2994375)

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