Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

Microsoft has made available three important updates for Visual Studio developers. The software giant has released Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2. Together, these releases reflect our focus on continuously delivering great new features and improvements for Visual Studio 2013 users and on continuing our investment in Visual Studio’s tools for mobile-first, cloud-first application development,” Microsoft explained in an official blog post today.

After being released as a Community Technology Preview (CTP), Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 is now generally available for download. Update 3 adds Application Insights integration for new and existing projects, CodeLens supports for Git, multi-monitor support for Windows Store app development, test plan customization with TFS 2013 Update 3, View Source support in the CPU Usage diagnostics tool,  improvements to Code Map, Azure WebJobs integration, new Windows Phone emulators, and much more. Microsoft has also added support for Git source control. You can check out the release notes here.

Microsoft has also rolled out Azure SDK 2.4 for both Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013. This means Visual Studio Developers can now configure and create snapshots, create new virtual machines from saved snapshots, and remote debug 32-bit virtual machines.  Developers can also get read access to geo-redundant storage, and can view storage activity logs. 

Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2 was also released today, after the first preview was made available back in June of this year. These tools provide an end-to-end development experience in Visual Studio for building Android, iOS, and Windows applications using HTML and JavaScript with the Apache Cordova framework. CTP2 includes support for developers on Windows 7 desktops, debugging support for up-to Android 4.4 and across-the-board quality, reliability, and performance improvements.

Hit the download links below to snag the new releases.