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Visual Studio "14" CTP 2 is released

The CTPs of the next major release of Visual Studio "14" (like other CTPs) are for testing and early adopters to try out (and hopefully provide no cost useful information to Microsoft) exciting new features.

You can download and install them or, you can use the image on a pre-built Azure Virtual Machine. You can access the Azure site gallery for information regarding this.

If you are planning to install on your desktop/laptop then you must read the release notes here:


as some side-by-side installations with other versions will not work without a little bit of lifting. You will be better off on a new machine without any of VS 2013.

Release notes also provide details regarding the enhancements to ASP.NET and web development; Visual Studio IDE, and Visual C++.

The Visual Studio 14 CTP1 download details here:
3 June 2014
14.0.21730.01.DP •
  • Visual Studio Professional (web | iso)

ISO SHA1: 3A02CD387314E8F8E56CEB20048E89A97FA9EC25
  • Remote Tools (x86 | x64 | arm)


  • Visual Studio SDK (exe)
Visual Studio 14 CTP2 download details here:
Date: 8 July 2014
Version: 14.0.21901.01.DP
  • Visual Studio Professional (web | iso)
ISO SHA1: 49B068267F0EA532028B9644797789757B53EC29
  • Remote Tools (x86 | x64 | arm)



  • Visual Studio SDK (exe)

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