Visual Studio 2013 Preview Released by Microsoft

Download Visual Studio 2013 Preview, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 Preview. Both web installer and ISO images are included for offline installation. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on .

It’s definitely a busy day today when Microsoft started releasing multiple products during the BUILD conference happening in San Francisco. On 26th June 2013, Microsoft announced the availability of the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 along with Windows 8.1 Preview.


In this post, you will find the link to download Visual Studio 2013 in case you want to try it before Microsoft actually releases the final product by end of the year probably.


26th June 2013 is a new era in Microsoft development platform when two different versions of Visual Studio released side by side. First it was the turn of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3, which is a cumulative update to existing Visual Studio 2012 installation. The second one is actually a new product in the family named “Visual Studio 2013”.


Download Visual Studio 2013 Preview

Visual Studio 2013 Preview comes with .NET 4.5.1 Preview as described in S. Somasegar’s blog: “Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview”. Visual Studio 2013 Preview is a pre-release software and hence it does not come with Go Live license. You can install it just to try the latest version of the IDE.


In case you want to download Visual Studio 2013 Preview, Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview or .NET 4.5.1 Preview then you can get them from here:

Apart from the above installation links, there are many other links like Visual Studio Express 2013 Preview, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and other installation links are available for download which you can find in Visual Studio 2013 Preview official page.


There are some known issues available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Preview, which you can find in the Release Document. This is a preview release before the final product shipment and hence it is still in development stage. Microsoft and are not responsible for any loss or damage happened during or after the installation.

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