Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

  • Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available – Somasegar announces the release of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, also known as VS2012.2. This update brings with it all the updates from Update 1 as well as improving the testing features, agile planning features, Windows Store App Development and much more
  • VS/TFS 2012.2 (Update 2) released today – Brian Harry highlights some of the TFS Specific enhancements included in the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 release, also highlighting the inclusion of over 500 TFS bugfixes in the release
  • Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2 RTM! – Charles Sterling goes into more detail on some of the new TFS features included in the release, showing the functionality and linking to some video content which further demonstrates
  • Announcing the Release of the LightSwitch HTML Client! – Visual Studio LightSwitch gains a major new feature in the form of its HTML Client included in the Visual Studio 2012.2 update, and in this post John Stallo discusses this new feature
  • How to: Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Offline – Rob Caron highlights how you can get the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 for installation offline, updating his notes from the previous Update 1 release.


  • xunitcontrib-resharper 1.0: Stick a fork in it – it’s done – Matt Ellis announces the 1.0 release of his xUnit.Net Test Runner for ReSharper. 4 Years in the making, and with a major update as a part of this release this is a watershed moment for this project, adding some great new features with additional code completion features for testing, live templates.
  • Umbraco 6.1.0 beta released – Sebastiaan Janssen announces the release of Umbraco 6.1.0 beta. The team are very keen to hear feedback on this release with a view to helping them progress towards the final release soon.


  • What does the langversion switch do? – Eric Lippert discusses a command line switch for the C# Compiler which probably doesn’t do what you expect, instead furnishing with warnings about the features that the code attempting to compile uses which were not supported in that version of the language
  • Background Tasks in Async Methods Part 2 – Matt Hamilton follows on from his previous post looing in more detail at a technique mentioned in the comments to the first post for running background operations.
  • .NET Memory Allocation Profiling with Visual Studio 2012 – Stephen Toub contributes a post to the .NET Framework Blog which discusses the use of the Visual Studio 2012 Profiler functionality, and how you can performance tune your applications by avoiding too many allocations
  • Owin, Katana and getting started – Glavs discusses the OWIN (Open Web Interface for .NET) whcih with its host implementations like Katana provides the fundamental plumbing and interface for web based application programming in .NET separate from the usual requirement for IIS and ASP.NET.
  • WebAPI Tip #7: Beautiful Message Handlers – K. Scott Allen continues his series of WebAPI tips with a look at some of the abstractions in WebAPI and looking in particular at the use and implementation of custom Message Handlers.
  • Debugging ASP.NET Web API with Route Debugger – Troy Dai and Rick Anderson share a tutorial and tooling which looks at debugging Routes in ASP.NET WebAPI working through a number of examples which show its use
  • Hosting Web API in LinqPad – Filip W takes a Stack Overflow question and turns it into a blog post looking at how you ca hook up ASP.NET Web API inside a LinqPad host process