Visual Studio 2013
The Visual Studio team at Microsoft has been working very hard to release Visual Studio 2013 (and all tools around) on time. S. Somasegar has published this morning at 4 AM (PST) a blog post to announce the online availability of the last version of your favorite IDE. So if you have an MSDN subscription you can download today Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 from your MSDN Subscription Download page. If you don’t, no need to worry, you can download for free the Express edition of Visual Studio 2013. I have been playing a bit with the RC version and one of the feature I like (besides all the amazing work done by the ASP.NET team) is the possibility to link your Microsoft Account to Visual Studio.
Save the date! On November 13th, Microsoft will host an event for the launch of Visual Studio 2013.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Today is also the official release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. You should be able to download the update for Windows 8.1 directly from the Windows Store. I haven’t done it yet since I have downloaded the full version from my MSDN account, but I’ll try to install it on another computer using this process. Read the official blog post from the Windows team for the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.