Microsoft releases TypeScript 1.0 RC; Visual Studio 2013 will support it

Microsoft is now offering programmers a chance to check out a near-final version of the company's TypeScript programming language. The release candidate version of TypeScript 1.0 is now available to download, along with news that it will be supported by Visual Studio 2013.

TypeScript was first announced by Microsoft in October 2012 and was made to extend the features of JavaScript. In a blog post today, S. Somasegar, the company's corporate vice president of the Developer Division, announced that since then TypeScript "has been a hit with developers both inside and outside Microsoft." He revealed that it has been used to help program many of the company's products and services, including parts of Bing, Xbox Music and Video and more.

Somasegar said that Visual Studio 2013 will include support for TypeScript starting with the Update 2 release. An early version was released a few weeks ago and today Microsoft made available Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 for download, along with the release candidate version of Team Foundation Server 2013.

The blog post goes over some of the new features and improvements that will be a part of VS2013 Update 2, such as a full-featured JSON editor, a way to auto-create a Windows Azure Web Site and more.

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