Archive for September, 2013

SQL Server Data Tools – September 2013 update

Microsoft has released the September 2013 update for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). It contains a fix for the schema compare when working with large display text or high DPI.

Visual Studio 2013 Release Date

Microsoft has announced that Release Date for Visual Studio 2013 is November 13, 2013. October 18, 2013

Along with the RC release today, we announced the VS 2013 RTM (Oct 18th) and launch dates (Nov 13th).

The launch date is still Nov 13, 2013. You can join the Virtual Launch event at

In the meanwhile, you can still download RC version of Visual Studio/TFS 2013



Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC3

Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 RC3 is out. You can downloaded from

Check out this link for the update description

Install instructions

  • Visual Studio
    • VS2012.4 RC.exe
  • Team Foundation Server (Choose either Web Installer or ISO Image)
    • Web Installer: tfs_server.exe
    • ISO Image: VS2012.4 RC TFS Server ENU.iso
  • Team Foundation Server Express (Choose either Web Installer or ISO Image)
    • Web Installer: tfs_express.exe
    • ISO Image: VS2012.4 RC TFS Express enu.iso
  • Visual C++ Redistributable (Choose architecture: x86, x64, arm)
    • vcredist_x86.exe
    • vcredist_x64.exe
    • vcredist_arm.exe