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Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 is now available

Following its new version release scheme, Microsoft today released the third update for Vsual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013. This release addresses some of the core IDE features.

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If you are using Visual Studio Ultimate, then Microsoft provides for CodeLens for Git repositories. CodeLens is in-situ help for code you write. Diagnostic tooling now includes tracking apps' CPU and memory usage. Application Insights (was in preview) is now part of Visual Studio.


What does Applications Insights provide?

  • Allowed you to monitor (both .NET and Java) your deployed live application.
  •  Find out how your app is used, so that you can improve your app and optimize it.
  •  You can monitor apps for, web, Windows Store and Windows Phone.
  •  Web service availability and responsiveness is tracked
  • Your App   URL is tested every few minutes from locations around the world flag problems
  • Diagnose performance issues either related to CPU or other resources.
Read more here:

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 download:

Download from here:

The above site is for downloading the RC and RTM should be the same.
Download file info:

Version: 2013File
Name: VS2013.3.exe
Date Published: 7/29/2014
File Size: 1.7 MB

OS support (Microsoft Site):
Supported Operating System
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012
Hardware Requirements •1.6 GHz or faster processor
•1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
•8.5 GB of available hard disk space
•5400 RPM hard disk drive
•DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
Additional Requirements: •For Windows Phone development:
•Windows Phone 8.0 development requires Windows 8.1 (x64) or higher
•Windows Phone 8.1 development requires Windows 8.1 (x86) or higher
•For the Windows Phone emulators, Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)

These are the download options:On-line, Off line and ISO image

You can also download Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows from the same link to develop store apps.

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