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    Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012

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    Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 is the state-of-the-art development solution that empowers teams of all sizes to design and create compelling apps to delight users.  To choose the download option that's best for you, read the descriptions later on this page.
    • Details
      Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      2012

      File Name:

      vs_ultimate.exe

      vs_ultimate_download.exe

      VS2012_ULT_enu.iso

      Date Published:

      8/2/2012

      File Size:

      957 KB

      852 KB

      1.5 GB

        Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 is the state-of-the-art development solution that empowers teams of all sizes to design and create compelling applications to delight users.  You can use flexible agile planning tools—like capacity planning, taskboards, and backlog management—to enable incremental development techniques and agile methodologies, at your own pace.  Use advanced modeling, discovery, and architecture tools to describe your system and help ensure that your architecture vision is preserved in the implementation.  Bring development and operation teams together by using IntelliTrace in production, Operations Manager Connector, and Preemptive Analytics. Improve quality and reduce time to resolution by generating actionable bugs from deployed software, and effectively partner with the operations staff to provide data that gives developers greater insight into production issues. 

        In short, you can create innovative, high-quality solutions even as you drive down the cost of development.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

          • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
          • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
          • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
          • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
        • Hardware Requirements:
          • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
          • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
          • 10 GB of available hard disk space
          • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
          • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
      • Note for RC users:  If you have an edition of Visual Studio 2012 RC installed, you can upgrade it to the release version. Before you upgrade, check the release notes for steps that might be required before you install the release version. Note: Cross-edition upgrades are not supported—for example, an upgrade from Visual Studio Premium 2012 RC to the release version of Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 is not supported, but an upgrade from Visual Studio Premium 2012 RC to the release version of Visual Studio Premium 2012 is supported.

        Choose one of the following options:
        • Download the Web Installer (vs_ultimate.exe):
          • On this page, choose the Download button.
            • To install the software now, choose the Run button.
            • To install the software later, choose the Save button.
        • Download the Product Layout (vs_ultimatelayout.exe):
          • Download a local copy of the DVD layout to your computer. You can run Setup later without contacting the Internet, or you can copy and paste the DVD layout in another location. For most users, we recommended this option instead of the ISO image.
          • On this page, choose the Download button.
            • To download the product layout now, choose the Run button.
            • To download a utility so that you can download the product layout later, choose the Save button.
        • Download a DVD5 ISO image (VS2012_ULT_ENU.iso):
          • If you have a download manager that can handle a large file, you can download the ISO image directly.
          • To download the image so that you can burn a DVD, choose the Save button.
          • The CRC and SHA1 hash values of your downloaded ISO image should match these:
            • CRC: 9858E733
            • SHA-1: BA9DBBA6E333F0C703145DECB2900FE02E1A9E96

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