Visual Studio 2013 RC
A lot of new products this week! From the operating system to the development tools, everybody will have a great weekend, downloading, installing and playing with the new products 🙂 Microsoft has released this week the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013 with a Go-Live license. In other words, you can use Visual Studio 2013 RC for production purposes. The RTM version will be released on October 18th. This new version of the development environment brings a lot of new features around the XAML editor, the business applications, TFS… For more information, I invite your to read the post of Somasegar – Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate.
Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC 3
More quietly, Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC is also available. This small update will be the last one for Visual Studio 2012 and brings only bug fixes. The RTM is planned for the end of the year and more release candidate are expected. I recommend you not to install this update except if it fix a critical bug that is blocking you.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are RTM
After all, it seems Microsoft is listening to the partners. Windows 8.1 was not supposed to be released before October 18th to the developers but… today you can connect your MSDN or TechNet account and download Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM. However, be careful because the download does not include an update process from Windows 8.1 Preview. You will have to install all your computer again…