Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is available

Microsoft released the second update for Visual Studio 2012. It brings new features and fixes for many issues.
Like the first update it’s arrive via a small exe, but like in the previous, this version is also support the function to keep the downloaded update files.
Start a new command prompt, than start the installation with the layout switch.
VS2012.2.exe /layout
Without that, the installation will not offer you to store the downloaded content.
After it finished every downloaded file will remain for later use. Be advised, that keep all downloaded exe files, because the downloaded VS2012.2.exe file will seek the content from the disk instead from the web.
The trickiest part, that is just a download process, you need to run the downloaded VS2012.2.exe from the folder, what you slelected to install it actually.
That’s it, happy coding!


Warning: Problems with paying Windows 8 upgrade via PayPal

Few days ago I brought the Windows 8 Pro upgrade via Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, and paid via PayPal. The check out was fine, at the first sight, fee got charged, got my license key, and of course upgrade and activation went fine. Few days ago I got a notification SMS that, the upgrade fee was charged to my card –again-. Few hours later, as I checked my balance I saw multiple charges to my card, the same 29.99€, the price of the upgrade. As looking trough the web I noticed, that I’m not alone with the problem, at least not in the EMEA area. So, be cautious, and give some thoughts about paying the upgrade. I suggest everyone to wait with this upgrade, until this will be solved. The reduced upgrade price is still available until the end of January 2013.

Also, I read some people having problems to download the upgrade media. I haven’t experienced this kind of problem, but of course, there can be some demand of the servers.

Another important warning: if you intend to use Windows 8 Pro x64, DO NOT START the upgrade on x86 system, because you will ended to get the x86 version of it! There is a way to get the x64 version: backup your all of your data, and install the Windows 8 Release Preview x64 version. After the installation start the upgrade process from preview edition, since it’s in the upgrade program.