Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 RC (Release Candidate) on 31st May 2012. The available Visual Studio 2012 RC products and localizations are pre-release versions of the next release of Visual Studio.


This blog post will cover all the product details and the downloadable links to each product of Visual Studio 2012 including the web installer and ISO image link for offline installation.


Product Details

Here are the product details of the Visual Studio 2012 entire family and the download links towards each one of them. Click the square boxes below to navigate to the proper download page from where you can chose whether to download the web installer and/or the standalone/offline installer.


Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

Delivering a continuous flow of value requires state-of-the-art tools. Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 is the comprehensive ALM offering for organizations developing and operating highly scalable software applications and services.


Web installer | ISO Image


Visual Studio Premium 2012

From small development shops to large companies, most software is built by a team. Visual Studio Premium 2012 offers an integrated ALM solution to bring together stakeholders, users, and software development functions to deliver compelling applications as a unified team.


Web installer | ISO Image


Visual Studio Professional 2012

Professional developers need professional tools. Visual Studio Professional 2012 is a unified development experience that enables developers to create multi-tier applications across the web, cloud, and devices.


Web installer | ISO Image


Visual Studio Test Professional 2012

Quality development means empowering everyone on the development team. Visual Studio Test Professional 2012 is ideal for testers, business analysts, product managers, and other stakeholders who need team collaboration tools, but not a full development IDE.


Web installer | ISO Image



System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows 8 Release Preview (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 RC (x64)
Supported Architectures
    • 32-bit (x86)
    • 64-bit (x64)
Hardware Requirements
    • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
    • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
    • 10 GB of available hard disk space
    • 5400 RPM hard drive
    • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

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