1Visual Studio 2012 Update 1
With Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft will continually deliver value by adding new capabilities year-round. These update releases will be aligned with core software development trends in the market, ensuring developers always have access to the best solution for building modern applications, company officials said.Â VS2012 Update 1 will offer new capabilities in four main categories, including added support of agile teams, continuous quality enablement, SharePoint and Windows development, and will be made available this month as a preview and later this year as a final release.
2Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop extends the Visual Studio tools offering for desktop applications by providing developers with Express tools for building Windows Desktop applications in C#, VB.NET and C++. The offering enables developers to get started on building Windows desktop applications quickly and for free. Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is available immediately.
3New F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
TFS Power Tools for Visual Studio 2012TFS Power Tools give development teams everything they need to get the most out of their Team Foundation Server 2012 installation, including advanced backup tools, extensions for Windows Explorer as well as PowerShell, and a process template editor. TFS Power Tools are available for download now.
5Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2012
6New Support for Windows Embedded
7Strong Visual Studio Industry Partner Support
8New Community Language Packs
Any customer with an active Visual Studio Professional with MSDN subscription, purchased prior to Sept. 1, is eligible for a 30 percent discount on upgrading to Visual Studio Premium with Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).