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This Microsoft Update fixes an issue in Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 that causes the Notifications hub to stop displaying notifications for updates to Visual Studio or installed Visual Studio extensions.

Note This hotfix also applies to the following products:

  • Visual Studio 2013 Integrated Shell

  • Visual Studio 2013 Isolated Shell


Hotfix information

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Note This hotfix does not affect users who install the later updates, such as Visual Studio 2013 Update 2.


To install this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart Visual Studio 2013 after you install the hotfix.


To work around this issue, follow these steps:

  • Open Visual Studio 2013, and then click Tools.

  • Click Extensions and Updates.

  • Under Updates, you can download the updates to Visual Studio or installed Visual Studio extensions.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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