Visual Studio 2012 is made available along with .NET framework 4.5 and are available for download now. Microsoft released both products in parallel to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Visual Studio 2012 is fully Metro now and so after the Visual Studio 11 RC this is the major release.
Changes so far made after the beta release can be seen from its UI easily and Microsoft also changed the naming of so called Visual Studio 11 to Visual Studio 2012. Even logo of Visual Studio 2012 is changed and made as per Metro design principles. Have a look of the logo:
You can have look of the Visual Studio 2012 direct from Microsoft before we put screenshots of it after installation. We can easily notice from the image that Metro Design principles are being followed in this release:
Here are the direct download links of the various editions of Visual Studio 2012 where we have grabbed both Web installer as well ISO links. Download Visual Studio 2012 now from here:
Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate : Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate is the comprehensive ALM offering for organizations developing and operating highly scalable software applications and services.
Visual Studio 2012 Premium : Visual Studio 2012 Premium offers an integrated ALM solution to bring together stakeholders, users, and software development functions to deliver compelling applications as a unified team.
Visual Studio 2012 Professional : Visual Studio 2012 Professional is a unified development experience that enables developers to create multi-tier applications across the web, cloud, and devices.
Visual Studio 2012 Test Professional : Visual Studio 2012 Test Professional is ideal for testers, business analysts, product managers, and other stakeholders who need team collaboration tools, but not a full development IDE.
Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 provides the collaboration hub at the center of our ALM solution that helps teams be more agile, collaborate more effectively, and deliver better software faster.
Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 provides the core tools that are required to build compelling, innovative Windows Metro style apps.