I had a lot of Coded UI Tests that simulate a user using a search engine, all of the tests worked before the security update KB2870699, after the update I got exceptions about the control being hidden (div containing a text box and a button), the test included the steps (1) enter text in to the search engine, (2) click the search button. I tried to re-record the steps, but I got the same error. Then I tried removing some of the latest updates and it seems that this update KB2870699 was the one causing the problem. I have no idea how you could reproduce this, since I can not share any of the code at the moment. I think some other people are having the same ( http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18764709/coded-ui-error-the-following-element-is-not-longer-availabe/18829142#18829142 ), at least the date fits.
Removing the update completely solves the problem, but the VS must be updated to be compatible with this update I guess.
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