Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is here

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is here

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Today, the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Visual Studio 2012.1) is available for download. You can get it now via the Visual Studio 2012.1 download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section).

For an overview of the main updates included in Visual Studio 2012.1, please visit Soma’s blog. As he mentions in his post, “This [update] isn’t just about bug fixes, though it contains plenty of those (Visual Studio 2012.1 includes more than a 100 fixes to measurably address issues reported through Connect and Windows Error Reporting). This update delivers a wealth of new functionality into Visual Studio 2012, across all of our products.”

In particular, you can find a comprehensive outline of the new functionality available for Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate in the update on the Visual Studio ALM + TFS Blog.

If you encounter a bug or an issue, please report it through the Visual Studio, LightSwitch, and Blend Connect sites. As always, we want to hear your suggestions or feature ideas/improvements so please add your suggestions to UserVoice or vote on other user’s suggestions.


The Visual Studio Team

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  • @HELP:  A sincere apology that you encountered this Help issue.  We do have a known issue (documented in the Help Viewer 2.0 Readme - where a moved content store location in the registry will get overwritten by VS Update.  

    For Patch installations over Visual Studio 2012 RTM, to reference the content store that was moved prior to the Visual Studio 2012 Patch installation, change the registry key, on x64 systems HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Help\v2.0\Catalogs\VisualStudio11\ and on x86 systems HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Help\v2.0\Catalogs\VisualStudio11\. The Help Viewer will use the content store defined in the registry key.

    Malcolm Dickson

    Visual Studio IDE Team

  • @LMK   Glad to see you've got it working now!

  • Is it possible to connect Visual source safe 2005 with Visual Studio 2012 ?

  • When are you going to fix the awful pending changes treeview?

  • Seeing that MSFT more and more offers online updates as default, tells a lot. Seems their mayor customer base must be more and more NON enterprise. At the same time it seems that MSFT staff rarely see into enterprises, otherwise they would know that having a internet connection from your dev stations and having the rights to download & install everything you want is not NORMAL. Except if you run OSX and don't have the malware & virus issues that Windows is plagued with.

  • visiting doesn't work because I get redirected to microsoft's country specific site

    that's just stupid

  • @Chris I found a workaround - just use tf checkin command line (you can add to your custom tools). better than nothing.

  • I agree with Gregory. Even with an English OS, and a browser configured with only "en" as an accepted language, I always get redirect to Microsoft France because I have a french IP, whenever I want to see an English page. Please fix this: it's really annoying. And please provide a full offline installer by default.

  • Unfortunately, my C#/XAML Windows store application that includes UserControls in a DLL no longer works after installing Visual Studio 2012 update 1. Luckily I can uninstall this update.


  • Installer hangs on "Acquiring: Microsoft Visual Studio Preparation".

  • Its really difficult to download exe files through corporate firewalls Microsoft!  However I will likely need to revert back to VS  2010 and Windows 7 once a .net 4.0  application on our network has a problem with the upgrade to 4.5.

  • @ Julien:

    We have looked into the issue you have been experiencing coming from a French IP. We think the issue should be resolved now. Please let us know if that is not the case so we can work with you to resolve your issue.

    Thank you,

    Art Leonard

    Visual Studio IDE Team

  • Standalone option please!!!! And I'm not talking about hack jobies. A proper standalone!!!!!

  • Any chance Windows 2003 x64 support will be forthcoming? I need to use Visual Studio 2012 for a major component of our product and cannot support 2003 by adding yet another set of compilers and compiling the code yet again for another operating system. One 32-bit and one 64-bit build of each is complication enough.

  • Update 1 removes all extensions. After I installed VS2012 Update 1, all my extensions were removed. Is this a known problem. How can one avoid it?

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