Visual Studio 2012 RTM has leaked

There have been quite a few leaks over the past few days and it's no coincidence that this all occured after the platforms hit RTM. Joining the long list of RTM leaks is Visual Studio according to a post on Winunleaked.info. Additionally, the source states that no keys are needed for this build and it is reported to be untouched too (we cannot confirm this).

As with any leak, if you download it proceed at the risk of infecting your machine with malware as it is possible to bundle malicious software with these leaks. 

The leaks are occurring because after a product hits RTM, many more individuals are able to get their hands on the platform. When a product is still being developed, those with access to the platform is highly restricted.

Over the next few days we expect the leaks to continue as more and more individuals get their hands on the final shipping code for several Microsoft products.

Source: Winunleaked.info

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Can we consider this as a leak. I mean it is obvious they are pushing all these apps (win8/vs2012,etc) out on purpose from inside :-D.

Microsoft 'your passion, for our leaked products'. Anyway, this has been happening for a long time. Remember FCKG Windows XP RTM VL? I have Vista Ultimate the same day it went RTM. Its gonna get worst.

If you use this, keep in mind that your compiled applications won't run on Windows XP. Most of us here no longer use it because we're geeks and earlier adopters, but it can often be used in corporate environments. It's actually tied with Windows 7 for the currently most used operating system in the world. I think it was a pretty bold move to not even give an option to compile to legacy operating systems. We will not be able to use this edition yet, for example.

Northgrove said,
If you use this, keep in mind that your compiled applications won't run on Windows XP. Most of us here no longer use it because we're geeks and earlier adopters, but it can often be used in corporate environments. It's actually tied with Windows 7 for the currently most used operating system in the world. I think it was a pretty bold move to not even give an option to compile to legacy operating systems. We will not be able to use this edition yet, for example.

This is only the case if you're developing a windows store application.

You can still develop applications that target XP from within VS12. They have made all previous .Net frameworks available for Wcf, Winforms, WPF, Silverlight etc.

SPARTdAN said,
That looks much cleaner than what I use at work (2011 I think).

there was no 2011 VS, only 2010 and 2008

SirEvan said,

there was no 2011 VS, only 2010 and 2008

VS2011 = VS2010 + SP1
ctrl+f is fixed and more improvements like floating windows across monitors.

deadonthefloor said,

VS2011 = VS2010 + SP1
ctrl+f is fixed and more improvements like floating windows across monitors.

VS2011 != VS2010 + SP1.

deadonthefloor said,

VS2011 = VS2010 + SP1
ctrl+f is fixed and more improvements like floating windows across monitors.

So does Win 7 + SP1 = Windows 7.5?

I will format my laptop to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012. They definitively should sell licenses this soon for all of us early adopters

Im so tempted to download it till i get my retail copy. Im so ready to format my win7 and gentoo partitions for Windows 8 and i want to install VS with it lol

Is it really beyond the wits of man for Microsoft to come up with a way to trace who leaks these builds? Perhaps by encoding the executable with some kind of code that is unique to each person receiving that build that causes the software to not work if removed or altered?

It would only take one or two high profile expulsions from future releases or even prosecutions to discourage this from happening.

Pre-RTM builds are digitally signed and linked to labs at Microsoft, if a particular build leaks MS can trace the lab it came from.

RTM builds, however, aren't. So there's no way to trace who did it, and the only way to prevent it would be to ban the use of any external media while on Microsoft's premises.

sidroc said,
Metro themed but not metro because metro cant handle developmental tools.

The compilers probably wouldn't work as metro apps. But the IDE would. It's just a fancy text editor; something I'm pretty sure would be doable with WinRT.

SharpGreen said,

... pretty sure would be doable with WinRT.

Yup. The current interface is already built in WPF anyway, so maybe one day an RT tablet be used for developing, with the compile part relying on Roslyn running somewhere else.

vcfan said,

it hurts you that much doesnt it. enjoy whatever obsolete POS os youre using now while hundreds of millions are going to enjoy a beautiful new OS

+1

vcfan said,

it hurts you that much doesnt it. enjoy whatever obsolete POS os youre using now while hundreds of millions are going to enjoy a beautiful new OS

lol.. it's by no means beautiful... but okay.

martheen said,

Yup. The current interface is already built in WPF anyway, so maybe one day an RT tablet be used for developing, with the compile part relying on Roslyn running somewhere else.

MS already said that they'll compile developers apps for them when you submit them, so I think it'd work that way probably. Of course that's for WP/Win8 developers but I figure someone on their own could maybe send the project out to a box somewhere and have it do the compile that way as well.

vcfan said,

it hurts you that much doesnt it. enjoy whatever obsolete POS os youre using now while hundreds of millions are going to enjoy a beautiful new OS

I'm using it right now, its far from beautiful... needs some good custom themes and more freedom to customise the metro interface.

vcfan said,

it hurts you that much doesnt it. enjoy whatever obsolete POS os youre using now while hundreds of millions are going to enjoy a beautiful new OS


So anything but the latest Windows version is obsolete? Why do you hate anything that isn't Windows 8 this much?

firey said,

lol.. it's by no means beautiful... but okay.


Whether it is beautiful or not is personal opinion. And everyone are entitled to their own opinion.

sidroc said,
Metro themed but not metro because metro cant handle developmental tools.

What exactly is your point? It looks like you're just stating the obvious.

vcfan said,

it hurts you that much doesnt it. enjoy whatever obsolete POS os youre using now while hundreds of millions are going to enjoy a beautiful new OS

So obsolete they cand build advanced software like visual studio with it /sarcasm.

SharpGreen said,

The compilers probably wouldn't work as metro apps. But the IDE would. It's just a fancy text editor; something I'm pretty sure would be doable with WinRT.

Nope. It's not just a fancy text editor. Among other things, Visual Studio need to be able to attach itself to other processes to do step-by-step debugging. It also need to be able to let the developer peek into process memory.

I highly doubt WinRT supports these things. It doesn't really seem to be aimed for applications supporting low-level work like this.

sidroc said,

So obsolete they cand build advanced software like visual studio with it /sarcasm.

All I know is that spell check works on it, hint.