To download for team sharing/network deployment, download web installer from the link, then at command prompt use the command: -
“<download path>\VS2012.2.exe” /Layout “<my save path>”
replacing <download path> and <my save path> as required…. This will download the full install (1.8GB).
The same also works for SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) installers.
Very nice code mapping features during debug and error tracing, watch the video below (or at here – about 25 minutes into video) for details.
Most of the following content has been extracted from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/visual-studio-update#story-update-2
New Features include
Visual Studio 2012 introduced a new set of capabilities to support agile teams—on their terms. Update 2 adds new capabilities for your team to customize and get more out of its agile tooling. You can now add customizable columns to your Kanban boards so that they more accurately reflect your organization’s structure. Work item tagging helps teams to manage their work items by adding tags to get more out of their data.
Maintaining quality throughout the development cycle is one of the key focus areas for Visual Studio 2012. In Update 2, you can continue to drive quality wherever you are through web access for Test Case Management. You can author and execute test cases remotely, making it easier for all members of your team to participate in test case reviews. You can also profile your unit tests to create better code by tracking the end to end flow of your code, including the unit test itself.
Line-of-business (LOB) application development
With Update 2 we continue to invest in making it easier for you to develop LOB applications. You can quickly create SharePoint apps and HTML5 client apps using LightSwitch. Just design your app and let the LightSwitch templates provide the fit and finish so you can get your LOB applications running quickly. With the addition of WPF, Silverlight and SketchFlow to Blend for Visual Studio, now you have everything you need for designing and coding your desktop applications in Visual Studio.
When you spend a lot of time developing software, you want tools that will provide an enjoyable developer experience. Update 2 includes enhancements and updates to improve the developer experience for Visual Studio 2012. Code map debugger integration gives you a visual representation of your code while debugging so you can identify issues faster. You can also create great apps for Windows Store using profiling enhancements to find issues earlier that could impact your users.
Plus more… Full description of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 can be viewed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797912
Additional downloads for Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 (Visual Studio 2012.2) are also available for:
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 with Update 2
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012 with Update 2
- Team Explorer Everywhere for TFS 2012 with Update 2
- IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio
- Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Update 2
- C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 1
- Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 2
- Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Language Pack