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Visual Studio Code is a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing web and cloud applications run under OS X, Linux and Windows. It is currently still in preview but it shows Microsoft’s commitment to support other platforms than Windows only.
Even though Windows is the most used development environment for .NET applications, Microsoft is trying to approach other environments as well instead of forcing the people to convert to Windows.
This new editor is partly based on Monaco editor for Visual Studio Online, with some features from Visual Studio language, including Roslyn project and .NET compiler platform.
Visual Studio code offers:
- Built-in support for multiple languages
- Rich code assistance
- Set of additional tools
Standard tools of Visual Studio code:
- Modern code editor
- Syntax highlighting
- Customizable keyboard bindings
- Bracket matching
Visual Studio Code will be available in other editors as well, including Sublime Text, Vi and Atom.
Visual Studio Code is available on OS X, Windows and Linux (both 32bit and 64bit) and can be downloaded for free here.
Windows Phone SDK is included in Visual Studio 2013 now. If you are lucky enough you might have an entry for it in “Programs and Features” which will allow you to uninstall it. Sadly for me, this was not the case as there was no visible way to uninstall it from my system.
One solution that allowed me to uninstall Windows Phone SDK was to navigate to the packages folder that can be found in the Virtual Studio CD or .ISO file then look for the WindowsPhone81SDK folder, or something with a similar name in case the version is different.
Inside you will find some .msi files, simply right click on the files then select “Uninstall”. If Windows Phone SDK is installed on your computer the uninstallation process will begin.
Microsoft Advertising SDK is included in Visual Studio 2013 now. If you are lucky enough you might have an entry for it in “Programs and Features” which will allow you to uninstall it. Sadly for me, this was not the case as there was no visible way to uninstall it from my system.
One solution that allowed me to uninstall Microsoft Advertising SDK was to navigate to the packages folder that can be found in the Virtual Studio CD or .ISO file then look for the AdsSDK10 folder.
Inside you will find some .msi files, simply right click on the files then select “Uninstall”. If Microsoft Advertising SDK is installed on your computer the uninstallation process will begin.
Microsoft has released a new version of Visual Studio 2013 that goes by the name of Visual Studio Community 2013.
What is this you may ask? Simply put, Visual Studio Community edition is a free, full-featured development environment designed for open source contributors, students, small companies, start-ups and individual developers.
Visual Studio Community 2013 offers the same of features that can be found in the professional version including the ability to install extensions.
Any individual developer can use the Visual Studio Community edition to create free or commercial apps. As for organizations, if you are a non-enterprise organization, up to 5 of your developers can use the Community edition. Otherwise, for enterprise organizations, you are prohibited from using this version except in cases where your project is an open source project or has to do with academic research and classroom learning.
Visual Studio Community 2013 comes with update 4 build in and can be downloaded at Visual Studio Community 2013 Offline Installer (.ISO / English)
If you are interested in more details or you wish to download a different language of the product, visit Visual Studio’s download page
Supported Operation Systems for Visual Studio Community 2013
- Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
- Windows Server 2012 (x64)
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Recommended System Requirements
- 1.6 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
- 20 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
As you may know Windows Server products do not allow the installation of the majority of antivirus products. By using the method below you will be able to install Microsoft Security Essentials on most of the Windows Server products.
First you will need to download the Windows 7 MSE version that suits your needs depending on your preferred language and CPU architecture (32/64bit).
Right click the file you have downloaded, go to the “Compatibility” tab and change the installer’s compatibility mode to Windows 7.
Finally you will need to run the installer with an extra parameter, /disableoslimit. This can be achieved by either creating a shortcut for the installer and adding /disableoslimit at the end of the target field or by using command prompt to append /disableoslimit at the end. In command prompt it should look similar to this
After that simply follow the installer instructions to install MSE like normal !