Overview of Visual Studio 2012 updates

This article lists the updates that are released for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Original product version:   Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate and Premium editions, Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 and Windows Desktop
Original KB number:   2707250

Visual Studio updates

Visual Studio updates provide features improvements and fixes issues. Additionally, the updates introduce functionality to Visual Studio. Most of the new functionality applies to the Ultimate and Premium editions. However, some features also apply to the Professional and Express editions.

Updates for Visual Studio 2012

The following table lists the Visual Studio 2012 updates that are released.


This table includes both released and prerelease Visual Studio 2012 updates.

KB article number Release Date Description
3072098 July 17, 2015 Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RC
2872520 November 13, 2013 Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 is available
2835600 June 26, 2013 Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 is available
2797912 April 4, 2013 Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is available
2797915 November 26, 2012 Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is available