Microsoft releases Update 5 for Visual Studio 2012

Even as Microsoft has now officially launched Visual Studio 2015 last month, the company is also supporting the older version of its software development tools with at least one more major software update. Last night, the company released Update 5 for Visual Studio 2012.

The Microsoft Support page has a detailed change log of what's been improved and fixed in Update 5. The download is mostly for bug fixes related to the software's Team Project Rename support for Local Workspaces features, with no major new features being added. Microsoft previously indicated that Update 4 would be the final patch for Visual Studio 2012 unless a zero day exploit is discovered that needs to be patched.

Microsoft is now moving forward with Visual Studio 2015, which introduced hundreds of additions to Visual Studio; make sure to check out all of our prior coverage here. Microsoft also has a blog post highlighting the new features here; this should give you a good representation of what Microsoft is bringing to the table with Visual Studio 2015. But it is good to see Microsoft's continued support for the older version.

You can grab the download here.

Source: Microsoft via Guest Tip

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