On Thursday, S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, announced that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download.  MSDN subscribers can download here.

“Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of Microsoft’s platforms,” Somasegar said. “From Windows Azure and SQL Server to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2013 supports the breadth of Microsoft’s developer platforms.”

As part of Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision, Visual Studio 2013 enables developers to build modern business applications that take advantage of the cloud and target a variety of devices and end-user experiences, all delivered within today’s rapid and dynamic application lifecycles.

Visual Studio 2013 includes new features and capabilities for every developer, including innovative editor enhancements such as Peek and CodeLens, diagnostics tools for UI responsiveness and energy consumption, major updates for ASP.NET Web development, expanded ALM capabilities with Git support and agile portfolio management, and a lot more.  Check out what’s new with Visual Studio 2013 for details.

Thursday’s release of Visual Studio 2013 supports development of great Windows Store applications for Windows 8.1, which is also available for download now.

On Nov. 13, Microsoft will host the Visual Studio 2013 launch, where we’ll be highlighting the breadth and depth of new features and capabilities in the Visual Studio 2013 release. Save the date, download Visual Studio 2013, and we’ll see you on Nov. 13.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff