This morning at the Microsoft Build Developer conference in San Francisco, S. Somasegar, Corporate VP for Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Visual Studio 2013 Preview contains the most recent update of the Office Developer Tools to support the development of apps for Office and SharePoint as well as SharePoint farm and sandboxed solutions. In addition to the support that was available in Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012, the preview provides new features to help you build apps, including MVC web application support for apps for SharePoint, and the Publish Manager for apps for Office and SharePoint. Meanwhile, “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools continues to regularly release new features for app development. Check out the Apps for Office and SharePoint blog for more details!

Xiaoying Guo

Program Manager, Office Developer Tools