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Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is Now Available!


Good news to all Microsoft Visual Studio users,  MSDN has sent email notifications to all subscribers about the availability of update 2 today. Here is the rest of the information from the email.

The updates provide continuous value, adding new capabilities year-round to Visual Studio. These releases are aligned with the core software development trends in the market and feedback received from the community, ensuring the users always have access to the best solution for building modern applications. In addition, the update process makes it easier for users to locate and deploy bug fixes, and keep Visual Studio up-to-date with regard to Microsofts hosted cloud offerings.
The key features available with this update include:
  1. Quality enablement: author test cases through the web portal and execute test cases on your code through the cloud with web test case management.
  2. Agile planning: work item and Kanban Board enhancements, enabling further customization to meet your team’s unique characteristics.
  3. Line of business development: create line of business applications that are rendered using HTML5 with LightSwitch support for HTML clients and SharePoint.
Take note that Update2 is cummulative and will install Update 2 if not yet installed.
To start updating your system, please go to THE DOWNLOAD LINK.

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