[EN] Visual Studio 2013 Update 3RC/RTM is available.

Captura_VS2013up3_02Even I’m not a developer (and probably never will be) but some dev tools are interesting – and sometimes necessary – even for me. Visual Studio is one of them especially for SharePoint and Azure areas. RC (Release Candidate) version of this update has been annouced on July 2nd. One month later – two days ago – RTM (Release To Manufacture) solid version has been published. Of course is not a small update (like some of Cumulative Updates for SQL Server), so let’s lok a little bit closer for this update.

On knowledge base site in description article (KB2933779) You can find more detailed information. Here in my post I just put the points of changes:

Technology improvements

  • CodeLens
  • Debugger
  • Team Foundation Server
  • General
  • HTML and JavaScript development
  • IntelliTrace
  • Notification hubs
  • Azure Mobile Service projects
  • Profiler
  • Release Management
  • Testing Tools
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Visual C++
  • Web platform and Tools
  • Windows Store and Windows Phone

Fixed issues

  • Debugger
  • General
  • HTML, JavaScript, and TypeScript development
  • Profiler
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Visual C++
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Web Platform and Tools

Known issues

  • HTML and JavaScript development
  • Profiler
  • Visual C++
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Web Platform and Tools
  • Windows Store and Windows Phone
  • Release Management
  • Python Tools for Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Apps

Depends if you have Visual Studio 2013 or not You can download different packages for this environment:

Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases. The following download links always point you to the latest update:

If you do not have Visual Studio 2013 (original release version) and run one of these downloads, both Visual Studio 2013 and Update 3 are installed.


Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 – Multi-language DVD5 ISO image which is available under link is about 4GB size – but you will need 10 GB free space for this installation. And this update could be applied to:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop



Post Scriptum:

And here is the full list how Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 affected my system:








[EN} BIDS Helper version 1.6.5 released

BIDSHelperSmallLogoTwo days ago (January 7th) new version of BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio) Helper has been released /and yesterday Jan. 8th files has been updated/. This fantastic feature is an add-in using for Business Intelligence projects with:

  • Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 for SQL Server 2012

When You get file from CodePlex, unzipping, and installing, You will get access for many features:

  • Analysis Services Multidimensional:

Aggregation Manager Calculation Helpers Column Usage Reports Delete Unused Aggregations Delete Unused Indexes Deploy Aggregation Designs Deploy MDX Script Deploy Perspectives Dimension Data Type Discrepancy Check Dimension Health Check Dimension Optimization Report Duplicate Role Many-to-Many Matrix Compression Measure Group Health Check Non-Default Properties Report Parent-Child Dimension Naturalizer Printer Friendly Aggregations Printer Friendly Dimension Usage Roles Report Similar Aggregations Smart Diff Show Extra Properties Sync Descriptions Test Aggregation Performance Tri-State Perspectives Update Estimated Counts Validate Aggregations Visualize Attribute Lattice

  • Analysis Services Tabular:

 Roles Report Smart Diff Tabular Actions Editor Tabular Display Folders Tabular HideMemberIf Tabular Pre-Build Tabular Sync Descriptions Tabular Translations Editor Tabular Annotation Workaround Unused Columns Report 

  • Integration Services:

Batch Property Update Biml Package Generator Create Fixed Width Columns Deploy SSIS Packages Design Warnings dtsConfig File Formatter Expression and Configuration Highlighter Expression List Fix Relative Paths Non-Default Properties Report Pipeline Component Performance Breakdown Reset GUIDs Smart Diff Sort Project Files Sortable Package Properties Report SSIS Performance Visualization Variables Window Extensions

  • Reporting Services:

 Dataset Usage Reports Delete Dataset Cache Files Smart Diff

  • General:

Enable/Disable features Preferences Version Notification

From add-in’s download page You can choose from few versions:

  • BIDSHelper2012Setup( | application, 1743K, uploaded Tue – 141 downloads
  • BIDSHelper2012_1_6_5_0.zip | application, 2317K, uploaded Tue – 17 downloads
  • BIDSHelper2008Setup( | application, 1711K, uploaded Tue – 80 downloads
  • BIDSHelper2008_1_6_5_0.zip | application, 2277K, uploaded Tue – 16 downloads
  • BIDSHelper2005Setup( | application, 1711K, uploaded Tue – 16 downloads
  • BIDSHelper2005_1_6_5_0.zip | application, 2276K, uploaded Tue – 5 downloads

And when You get Your favorite… let’s play.

[EN] Visual Studio 2012 Cumulative Update 4 is available

LOGO__VisualStudio2012One week ago Microsoft published newest Cumulative Update Pack No 4 for Visual Studio 2012. When You download web installer file (VS2012.4 build no 11.0.61030.0) You should be ready for decreasing free space on your disk with amout of 660 MB for this update. Microsoft fixed several bugs (over eighty) submitted through connect site as follow:

  • Team Foundation Server
  • Windows Forms
  • LightSwitch
  • Debugger
  • Visual Studio IDE
  • Windows Development
  • Profiler
  • C++
  • IntelliTrace
  • .NET Framework Core
  • Entity Framework Tools
  • Phone tools
  • Localization
  • Visual Studio Test
  • Graphics Diagnostics
  • Web Tools
  • Diagnostic Tools

More information, with list of all fixes, and links You can find here on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 site. You can download installer directly from HERE, or just run Your Visual Studio and follow menu/Tools/Extentions and Updates…

This update could be applied for: Visual Studio 2012, when used with:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone
  • IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Remote Tools
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012


PS > here is the site with all descriptions for all updates for Visual Studio 2012