Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Visual Studio / Team Explorer 2013 no longer requires IE10 and there's an updated TFS install download available too

Buck Hodges - Visual Studio and Team Explorer 2013 no longer require IE 10 for installation

When Visual Studio 2013 and Team Explorer 2013 were originally released, the installation process required that Internet Explorer 10 or newer was installed. Today we released updated installers that no longer require IE 10.

You will get a warning at the beginning of your installation that looks like the screen shot below. For VS 2013 there is a KB article titled Visual Studio 2013: Known issues when IE10 is not installed that describes what the limitations are if you don’t have IE 10 or newer installed (the “some features” link in the dialog takes you to that KB article). The good news is that there aren’t many things that require IE 10.

TE 2013 will work as you expect without IE 10. There are no limitations for Team Explorer when IE 10 is not installed.

The updated installers are available from the Visual Studio Download page and from the MSDN subscriber downloads.



Buck Hodges - Updated Team Foundation Server 2013 download addressing web and installation path issues

Today we have updated the TFS 2013 installation packages both on the web download page and in MSDN subscriber downloads. The reason is that we found two bugs that we wanted to address broadly. We’ve made changes to be able to catch these types of issues in the future.

Here are details on the two fixes.

Fixed: Red error box when using Code (version control) in the web UI


For anyone who has the original RTM installed (not the new release mentioned above) and has this issue, the fix from Vladimir will correctly address the issue, or you can contact customer support who will be able to help you. You would need to run this SQL script on each collection database. Please do not modify this SQL script or make any other changes to the TFS databases.


Fixed: Unable to install into a custom path


For both of these issues, we have learned from them and now have checks in place to catch them in the future.

These are a couple items I'd usually keep for the next RadioTFS but since I was just whining about the IE10 requirement for VS 2013 on the last show (and to friends, co-workers, anyone who walked near my cube), I thought it important to highlight this update.

The updated TFS 2013 install is just icing for the cake...

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