Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 was announced on 31st May, 2012.  The RC of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 and are now available for download Visual Studio product website.

As part of RC we’ve made numerous improvements to Visual Studio, including performance improvements across the board, updates to the UI based on customer feedback, and enhancements to existing features. We’ve also streamlined the set-up for RC so you can start using Visual Studio 2012 more easily. RC will install over your like-edition of Visual Studio 11. So you don’t need to uninstall the beta first.

For more information

· Learn more about Visual Studio 2012 by joining the Tech.Days: Visual Studio 11 Online Event, 28th June 2012, 1pm - 3pm - This event will cover the key new features and capabilities that Visual Studio 11 offers software development teams and the opportunity to ask questions to the UK Developer Tools team and partners. There will be something for almost anyone involved in software development, from Project Managers & Scrum Masters to developers and testers. (Visual Studio 11 was renamed Visual Studio 2012 after the Release Candidate launch on the 31st May.)

· Check out the Visual Studio Blog and get Download the Visual Studio 2012 (RC)!

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