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Visual Studio 2013 now available to MSDN Subscribers

Visual Studio 2013 is now available for MSDN subscribers! Public launch is Nov. 17-http://events.visualstudio.com/

What’s new in VS 2013 : http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb386063(v=vs.120).aspx

For developers and development teams, Visual Studio 2013 easily delivers applications across all Microsoft devices, cloud, desktop, server and game console platforms by providing a consistent development experience, hybrid collaboration options, and state-of-the-art tools, services, and resources.

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Below are just a few of the highlights in this release:

   Innovative features for greater developer   productivity: Visual Studio 2013   includes many user interface improvements; there are more than 400 modified   icons with greater differentiation and increased use of color, a redesigned   Start page, and other design changes.
   Support for Windows 8.1 app development: Visual Studio 2013 provides the ideal   toolset for building modern applications that leverage the next wave in   Windows platform innovation (Windows 8.1), while supporting devices and   services across all Microsoft platforms. Support for Windows Store app development   in Windows 8.1 includes updates to the tools, controls and templates, new   Coded UI test support for XAML apps, UI Responsiveness Analyzer and Energy   Consumption profiler for XAML & HTML apps, enhanced memory profiling   tools for HTML apps, and improved integration with the Windows Store.
   Web development advances: Creating websites or services on the   Microsoft platform provides you with many options, including ASP.NET   WebForms, ASP.NET MVC, WCF or Web API services, and more. Previously, working   with each of these approaches meant working with separate project types and   tooling isolated to that project’s capabilities. The One ASP.NET vision   unifies your web project experience in Visual Studio 2013 so that you can   create ASP.NET web applications using your preference of ASP.NET component   frameworks in a single project. Now you can mix and match the right tools for   the job within your web projects, giving you increased flexibility and   productivity.

We also want to let you know that Visual Studio 2013 is no longer embedding the product key in the bits found on Subscriber Downloads. Once you launch the product, you can simply sign in with the Microsoft account associated with your MSDN subscription and your IDE will automatically activate. An added benefit of signing in to Visual Studio is that your IDE settings will sync across devices, and you can connect to online developer services. If you’d rather enter a product key, then simply bypass signing in and enter the product key found on Subscriber Downloads by selecting Register Product under the Help menu.

Download Visual Studio 2013 today and use the software, services, and benefits of your MSDN subscription to achieve your software development goals with greater ease and agility.

Lastly, please save the date for the Visual Studio 2013 Launch on November 13th as you’re cordially invited to join us online from virtually anywhere using your PC or mobile device. Watch the keynote live and see how developers like you are achieving their goals today with Visual Studio 2013. Then watch a comprehensive collection of expert product demonstrations from the Visual Studio development team in on-demand sessions.

Sample Browser App for Windows

I love me some All-in-one-Code Framework. Concise, useful, organized examples of code from Microsoft’ers that help you paddle fast enough to keep up with ye olde wave of acronyms. They  are responsive and community-oriented; if you request an example and there is a need for it, they will probably publish it for you.  I have posted previously about the effort here , which was focused on the Codeplex project and desktop application.

They now have a Windows App for exploring the latest updates:

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MSDN Quick Links

The MSDN Library homepage has a newish “beta” quick links section which is a great index for navigating in an easier way than the somewhat dense tree nav: