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The ‘EditorExtensionsPackage’ package did not load correctly Visual Studio

When you upgrade Visual Studio 2013 to Update 2, you may see this error; “The ‘EditorExtensionsPackage’ package did not load correctly Visual Studio”.

This is caused by WebEssentials (and possibly other extensions) as there are breaking changes in some of the Visual Studio APIs with Update 2.

Web Essentials 2013 for Update 2


So in Visual Studio 2013:

  • From the menu select Tools > Extensions and Updates … > Updates > Visual Studio Gallery
  • Select Web Essentials 2013 for Update 2
  • Click Update
  • Let it update, then click on Restart

Visual Studio 2013 should now load without the error.



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PowerShell is here to stay

Jeffrey Snover is the inventor of Monad which later came to be known as PowerShell. His Monad Manifesto written in August 2002, describes the road map and value proposition for PowerShell.  PowerShell’s development has kept surprisingly true to this roadmap.

PowerShell is now a mandatory interface for all of Microsoft’s products.  If you work in a Windows environment, it is high time to embrace the new language and put it to work. Continue reading