Microsoft publicized Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Microsoft has announced that it has released Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (VS2012.2), adding a number of new features. According to a blog post by Microsoft, the latest version includes improved functionality for agile planning, quality enablement, line-of-business application development, developer experience and more.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 contained not only bug fixes and performance improvements, but also new functionality spanning four primary areas of investment: Windows development, SharePoint development, Agile teams, and continuous quality. The latest version also includes more tools for software testing, such as improved support for unit-testing asynchronous code and unit-test support for Windows Phone 8 apps and SharePoint 2013. In addition, developers can now access Team Foundation Server's Test Case Management tools through the web portal.

On the Windows 8 front, VS2012 Update 2 includes a new profiling tool for JavaScript code to help developers’ spot UI slowdowns in Windows Store apps, and also bundles the latest version of the Windows App Certification Kit.

The full list of changes in Update 2, including bug fixes, can be found in Microsoft's formal release notes.