A big day of Microsoft releases

imageYesterday saw the release of a number of products from Microsoft.  The big news is Windows 8.1, which was revealed to have hit the RTM milestone last week and was released to MSDN and TechNet subscribers yesterday.

Included in the mix was the well performing Windows Server 2012 (previously in ‘Preview’) which has also gone to RTM and released to MSDN and TechNet subscribers as well, and includes Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

On the development front, Visual Studio 2013 (previously released as a ‘Preview’) has now been released as a Release Candidate [ Download Link ] and can be used to upgrade from the Preview version released previously.


Visual Studio 2013 RC Compatibility Notes

Product announcements

A handy tool to verify file hashes:

Microsoft’s version of a tool to verify file hashes (Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier):

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