Announcing Visual Studio 2013 RTM

We are pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio 2013!  This latest release offers many great features for developers, such as innovative IDE features like Peek and CodeLens, expanded ALM capacities with Git support, enhancements for ASP.NET web development, and much more. For VSTO developers, Visual Studio 2013 comes with in-the-box design-time support for… Read more

Announcing Visual Studio 2013 Preview and .NET 4.5.1 support

For those who’ve been following the announcements at BUILD these past two days, Visual Studio 2013 Preview has now been officially released. For Office developers, the VS 2013 Preview release means that the Office 2013 design-time support and the .NET 4.5 support that previously required a separate download is now integrated into Visual Studio alongside… Read more

Roadmap for Apps for Office, VSTO, and VBA

Note:  This post is simultaneously published both to the VSTO blog and to the apps for Office blog.  To learn more about apps for Office, visit With all the buzz around the new apps for Office programming model, developers might be wondering: What benefits does the new app model bring, and which of the… Read more

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012: Now Available with Office 2013 and .NET Framework 4.5 support

I’m pleased to announce that the official Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 is now available to download! For VSTO developers, this release brings .NET 4.5 support and design-time support for Office 2013, along with general design-time enhancements and bug fixes to the VSTO Runtime (released separately a few months ago via our download… Read more