VS 2013 Update 4, VS 2015 Preview, VS Community Editions : A lot of great news

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VS 2013 Update 4 and VS 2015 preview are available

What does it means ?

For the Tools

There is an android emulator !

Appache Cordova, Xamarin, Improvements to Blend, …

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-visual-studio-community-2013-visual-studio-2013-update-4-and-more.aspx

For .NET Framework

Core Framework is Open source and on Linux and OSX

https://github.com/dotnet/corefx

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/announcing-open-source-of-net-core-framework-net-core-distribution-for-linux-osx-and-free-visual-studio-community-edition

.NET Foundation, RyuJIT, .NET CORE 5, .NET FX 4.6, C# 6, WPF, Reference source, NuGet, …

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/announcing-net-2015-preview-a-new-era-for-net.aspx

.NET Foundation : new projects

http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/blog/announcing-new-governance-model-and-project-contributions-to-the-net-foundation

For ASP.NET

ASP.NET will work on Linux and OSX (and on Windows of course)

http://www.asp.net/vnext/overview/aspnet-vnext/aspnet-5-overview

An improved package manager for each project

Use of Roslyn

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/11/12/announcing-asp-net-features-in-visual-studio-2015-preview-and-vs2013-update-4.aspx

For Entity Framework

EF6.1.2 (Beta) and EF 7 (Preview):

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-and-entity-framework.aspx

Visual Studio Community

http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs

It’s like the express editions but it’s not !
-> you can use plugins
-> it’s not platform specific : you can use this IDE to create ASP.NET or Winforms, as you want

More

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=a1efdb27-1795-43a6-8d13-1f38f2b88eb6

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2014/11/12/opening-up-visual-studio-and-net-to-every-developer-any-application-net-server-core-open-source-and-cross-platform-visual-studio-community-2013-and-preview-of-visual-studio-2015-and-net-2015.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-visual-studio-community-2013-visual-studio-2013-update-4-and-more.aspx

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