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Release Notes Icon Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

released on June 26, 2013

What's New in this Release

This is a cumulative release that includes the functionality in Update 1 and Update 2. In addition, Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 contains improvements for project compatibility between Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and resolves compatibility issues for Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8.1.


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