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Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 2 Released

April 6, 2013

Microsoft released Update 2 to Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 on Friday. Here are highlights from various blog posts on it:

Developer Experience

  • Code Map Debugger Integration and Responsiveness Improvements
  • Blend, SketchFlow & XAML Editors
  • Blend for Visual Studio supporting WPF, Silverlight and SketchFlow projects
  • Performance & reliability improvements when using the XAML design surfaces in Visual Studio and Blend and XAML editor in Visual Studio
  • Web based version control Explore and Compare
  • Fakes now available in Visual Studio Premium
  • The ability to clone test cases in Microsoft Test Manager
  • LightSwitch HTML Client – Support for HTML5 and the new SharePoint/0365 Apps Model
  • New Blue Theme for Visual Studio IDE
  • ASP.NET & Web Tools 2012.2 (Update 2) is included in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (no changes from stand-alone release)
  • Extended cross browser support in Coded UI Testing
  • Coded user interface testing support for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7

Web based Test Case Management

  • Enable adding attachments to test outcomes
  • Enable pausing and resuming test execution
  • Enable adding attachments to test outcomes
  • Enable pausing and resuming test execution
  • Enable editing Test case during Test Execution
  • Inline editing of text of test steps and results in the test execution of the browser based test management

Web based Agile Planning

  • Work Item Filtering
  • Team Foundation Server Work Item Tagging
  • Customize columns in the Team Foundation Kanban Board

SharePoint Specific Development Enhancements

  • SharePoint 2013 and SharePonnt User Profile diagnostics support with IntelliTrace
  • Symbol Loading improvements for IntelliTrace and Profiler
  • SharePoint◦Microsoft SharePoint 2013 support in Coded UI Testing
  • Advanced SharePoint 2010 Load Testing

Testing

  • Test Explorer Enhancements
  • Test Explorer group tests by Class
  • Test Explorer test playlists
  • Test Explorer test details improvements for Coded UI Tests
  • Unit Testing◦Fakes now available in Visual Studio Premium
  • Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)
  • The ability to clone test cases in Microsoft Test Manager

TFS

  • Team Foundation Server 2012 compatibility with 2010 Build Servers
  • Team Explorer Enhancements
  • New Team Explorer Connection dialog display multiple servers, TPCs and projects
  • TFS Upgrades & Availability
  • TFS Update 2 Offers Settings
  • Preservation for In-Place Upgrades
  • Servicing in High Availability SQL Environments

Windows Phone

  • Windows Store◦Windows Store App UI Responsiveness Analyzer (HTML/JavaScript)
  • Improvements in Windows Store Applications Unit Testing
  • Windows App Certification Kit (latest version)
  • Windows Phone
  • TDD for Windows Phone Unit Tests
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