Description of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Introduction

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 on August 4, 2014. Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 includes the latest software updates, feature additions, and bug fixes.

More information about Visual Studio product updates is also available on the Visual Studio website.

How to obtain Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases. The following download links always point you to the latest update:If you do not have Visual Studio 2013 (original release version) and run one of these downloads, both Visual Studio 2013 and Update 3 are installed.

You can also view the full list of Visual Studio 2013 Updates.

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How to install Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

For installation guidance for Visual Studio products, see the following articles:

Important This update applies to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS). Visual Studio and TFS installation mechanics are different. The Visual Studio update is installed on top of whatever is already installed on the computer. The TFS update is a full layout that replaces whatever is installed on the computer. Before you apply the TFS update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases. If the TFS update installation fails, you cannot restart the update or roll back to the earlier version of TFS without performing a restore.

The Release Management update is a full layout that includes the latest feature additions and bug fixes for Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. Before you try to apply the Release Management update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases and RSA crypto key (see this blog post for RSA crypto keys export instructions). If the Release Management update installation fails, you will be unable to restart the update or roll back to the earlier version of Release Management without performing a restore operation.

The following upgrade paths apply to this release.

Supported upgrades
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

New technology improvements in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

Technology improvements

The following technology improvements were made in this release.

CodeLens
Debugger
Team Foundation Server
General
HTML and JavaScript development
IntelliTrace
Notification hubs
Azure Mobile Service projects
Profiler
Release Management
Testing Tools
Visual Studio IDE
Visual C++
Web platform and Tools
Windows Store and Windows Phone

Fixed issues

Debugger
General
HTML, JavaScript, and TypeScript development
Profiler
Team Foundation Server
Visual C++
Visual Studio IDE
Web Platform and Tools

Known issues

HTML and JavaScript development
Profiler
Visual C++
Visual Studio IDE
Web Platform and Tools
Windows Store and Windows Phone
Release Management
Python Tools for Visual Studio
SharePoint Apps

More Information

How to download Microsoft support files

Updates for other products in the Visual Studio family can be found on the Microsoft download site for Visual Studio.

Requirements
Properties

Article ID: 2933779 - Last Review: 4 Dec 2014 - Revision: 1

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