The Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidate go-live versions are now available !
The Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate can either be installed as new installation, on top of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview version or side-by-side with your existing Visual Studio 2012 installations.
Visual Studio 2013 RC still supports the Windows Azure SDK 2.1 but it does not support Windows 8.1 Preview or Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview anymore. If you want to use either of them you have to install the RTM versions from MSDN or TechNet (more information here).
You can download the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidates from here:
Furthermore, the .NET Framework 4.5.1 Release Candidate is now also available for download with a go-live license, that enables you to deploy 4.5.1 RC applications in production.
This is a major step forward for the next version of the .NET Framework. After testing and trying all the new features, you are now able to deploy your Proof-Of-Concepts to production.
You can download the .NET 4.5.1 Release Candidate from here:
- .NET Framework 4.5.1 RC (an offline installer is also available)
- Visual Studio 2013 RC (which includes the .NET 4.5.1 RC)
You may install it on top of the .NET 4.5 Preview that was released end of June.
There are no additional features since the Preview release, instead all newly introduced features are now finished and should have good quality.