11 September 2013

Visual Studio 2013 RC Released

logo_visualstudio_100x100_1This post is a couple of days behind but I thought I’d go ahead and put out a few links to help spread the word a little more :-). 
As of September 9th, Visual Studio 2013 RC (Release Candidate) was made available for download on the Visual Studio web site.  This is a “go live” release which means you can run Visual Studio 2013 RC in a production environment and there will be a supported upgrade path to Visual Studio 2013 RTM.
Visual Studio 2013 is expected to RTM along with Windows 8.1 GA (General Availability) which is slated for October “18th”.
To get an idea of what’s included in the latest version of Visual Studio, check out these posts:
The following software is now available for download (here):
Visual Studio 2013 RC
  • Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 RC
  • Visual Studio Premium 2013 RC
  • Visual Studio Professional 2013 RC
  • Visual Studio Test Professional 2013 RC
  • Team Foundation Server 2013 RC
Visual Studio Express 2013 RC
  • Visual Studio Express 2013 RC for Web
  • Visual Studio Express 2013 RC for Windows Desktop
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2013 RC
Additional Software
  • Team Explorer
  • Team Explorer Everywhere for TFS
  • .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Agents for Visual Studio 2013
  • IntelliTrace Collector for Visual Studio
  • Feedback Client for TFS
  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2013
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013
  • Visual Studio Shell
  • Visual Studio SDK
  • Multibyte MFC Library for Visual Studio 2013 RC
  • Modeling SDK for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 RC
  • Microsoft Build Tools RC
Note that Visual Studio 2013 RC is not compatible with Windows 8.1 Preview.  You will need to install Windows 8.1 RTM for use with Visual Studio 2013 RC.
If you run into issues, have questions, or ideas, you can submit/ask them here: