Visual Studio 2012.3 (Update 3) “go-live” CTP is now available

I know it seems like 2012.2 just released (at least it does to me) but we’re already well into our schedule for 2012.3.  Today, we released the updates for both Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.  This is the first “go-live” release in the 2012.3 line of CTPs – this means that we’ve tested it to the point that we think you can install it in your production environment (we have in ours) and get help with any significant issues you encounter.  Our go-live process found 8 or 10 TFS bugs for Update 2.  We were able to fix those for the final build and ensure everyone had a better experience.  We really appreciate your help finding the last few issues.

As I mentioned in my Update 2 availability post – Update 3 is going to be very small compared to Updates 1 and 2.  For the most part it just contains bug fixes that have either been reported by customers or found in our own testing.  You can read the KB article to find a full list of fixes.

Installing it should be relatively straight forward – for both VS and TFS, just run the installer.  There should be no compatibility breaks so you need not upgrade all of your components at once, though, over time, you should plan to get them all updated.

You can ask any questions on the Visual Studio Forums and log bugs on Connect

Thanks and let us know what you think,