Description of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Applies to: Visual Studio 2013 UltimateVisual Studio 2013 UltimateVisual Studio 2013 Professional More

Statement of support


The following content refers to the download page of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. For more information about the following content, see detailson Microsoft Download Center website.

Note There are different levels of support for each product. Please read the following support statements carefully before you install the update. 

By installing Visual Studio updates, you are opting in to receive and install future Visual Studio 2013 updates. Microsoft offers support on Visual Studio 2013 RTM products and the latest Visual Studio 2013 Update products.

Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and Express for Windows products: Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and Express for Windows are the full Visual Studio 2013 RTM products that also include the Visual Studio Update 2. If you currently have Visual Studio 2013 installed and run this download, you will obtain the Visual Studio Update 2 only. If you do not currently have Visual Studio 2013 installed when you install this download, you will receive Visual Studio 2013 and the Visual Studio Update 2. Visual Studio 2013 RTM Language Packs can be installed over these corresponding Update 2 products.




Introduction


Microsoft released Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 on April 2, 2014, and Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 on May 12, 2014. This update introduces new technology improvements in Team Foundation Server (TFS), Testing Tools, Microsoft Azure Tools, Release Management, Debugger, Profiler, IntelliTrace, Code Generation, Entity Framework 6.1, NuGet, TypeScript, Visual Studio IDE, ASP.NET and Web Tools 2013.2. The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 includes the latest 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 2


Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases. The following download links always point you to the latest update:



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

How to install Visual Studio 2013 Update 2


For installation guidance for Visual Studio products, see:

How to install Visual Studio

How to install Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM

How to install Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Important This update applies to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS). Visual Studio and TFS installation mechanics differ from one another. 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 try to apply the TFS update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases. If the TFS update installation fails, you will be unable to restart the update or to 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 (refer to 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.

Because Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is go-live, the following upgrade paths apply.

Supported upgrades:
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2
  • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

New technology improvements and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2


Technology improvements

The following technology improvements have been made in this release.

Fixed issues

Note Unless otherwise indicated, linked items will take you to Microsoft Connect webpages.



Known issues


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.