What’s new in Visual Studio 2013


I’ve been using VS2013 for a little while now and I love what I see. Year after year, I can clearly see the hard work and dedication that the team at Microsoft is putting in building better tools. Below is a very interesting video done by Scott Hanselman to describe some of the great features of VS2013.

One ASP.NET allows the developer to take full control of its environment.
If you want to use your own favourite additional tool, like NHibernate, ServiceStack or other, you can just easily plug it in.

Use Boostrap themes including CSS capabilities and combine it with the ASP.NET 2013 scaffolding power.
BrowserLink is a communication freeway linking VS and the browser. Can allow you to find exactly where elements of your page are generated from in the solution. Learn how to build your own extensions here.


The HTML5 editor has been entirely rewritten and has incredible support for metatags and other elements.

In a simple application, you can easily combine Entity Framework 6, Code First, Async, WebAPI or CSS3 and fully create amazing content.

Put together attribute routing and convention-based routing to specify the routing behavior for your application.

Put it up all in the cloud easily by publishing straight into Azure.

Click the image below to access Scott’s presentation of VS2013azure.

Scott and VS2013


Also, check Scott’s new show at friday.azure.com where Scott  sits down with the actual engineers who build Microsoft Azure on his journey to learn how to program the cloud. No marketing, no BS, just two engineers and a laptop in short managable chunks.

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