Archives: January 26, 2015

Visual Studio 2015 with your iPad

If you have been keeping up to date with Visual Studio 2015 news. You may have noticed that Microsoft has started adding touch support to Visual Studio 2015. I tried it out on my iPad yesterday and it seems to work quite nicely. How did I use Visual Studio 2015 on my iPad you may ask? Just install Microsoft’s Free RDP client for iPad and connected to an Azure VM with VS 2015 installed. It works quite nicely and supports gestures such as pinching to zoom and selecting text with your finger. You can also use the scroll bar to scroll down with your finger.

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I would imagine that this would even work on an Android tablet (which now has support for a mouse plugged in) which Microsoft have also released an RDP client for. Or better yet a Windows tablet where you can use VS2015 on the device itself instead of through remote desktop.

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“Update does not apply or is blocked by another condition on your computer” TFS Update 4

If you get the above error when installing TFS 2013 Update 4. You may find the following article useful.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/heaths/archive/2014/05/23/update-does-not-apply-or-is-blocked-by-another-condition-on-your-computer.aspx

In my case I installed another program that required Update 4. In this case because it was a test machine I installed Visual Studio 2013 and Update 4 suddenly worked.