Its been a pretty big day at Microsoft in terms of completing big software projects. In addition to finishing the RTM versions of Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012, the company has also signed off on the final version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
In a post on the official Visual Studio blog, Microsoft said that the final build of Visual Studio 2012 will be made available for MSDN subscribers on August 15th. That also comes with a free one year developer account for the Windows Store feature in Windows 8.
Microsoft plans to formally launch Visual Studio 2012 on September 12th with an online launch event; details of that event have yet to be announced.
Earlier this summer, Microsoft made a number of Windows software developers upset when the company announced that its free Visual Studio 2012 Express software would not contain support to make desktop applications. A few weeks after this was revealed, Microsoft did an about face and decided to add desktop app support for Visual Studio 2012 Express after all.
Microsoft also originally went with a more monochromatic style for the Visual Studio 2012 UI. Again, after getting feedback from developers, Microsoft made the user interface more colorful in later versions.
Source: Visual Studio 2012 blog | Image via Microsoft