Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1 Available


Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1 yesterday (May 22, 2014). it’s a cumulative update that include all  new features and fixes for other previous updates so no need to install any update before that one.

There are many areas of improvements but I really liked what has been done so far for the Testing Tools.

  • You can add custom fields and custom work flows for test plans and test suites.
  • You can use Manage Test Suites permission for granting access to test suites.
  • You can track changes to test plans and test suites by using work item history.

More information about Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1


This update for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS) and they are different. The Visual Studio update is an update that installs on top of whatever is already installed on the machine. The TFS update is a full layout that replaces whatever is installed on the machine. 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 cannot restart the update or roll back to the earlier version of TFS without performing a restore

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