Visual Studio 2013 is less than a month old, but Microsoft has already announced the arrival of a release candidate for its successor, Visual Studio 2013.1. The update includes bug fixes and improvements for the IDE's debugger, C++, IntelliTrace, Visual Studio Test, and XAML Tools. Similar improvements have been made to Visual Studio's sister product, Visual Studio Online.
"We are doing a pretty quick turn of the crank on VS 2013 Update 1," said Microsoft's Brian Harry. "Originally we were thinking our first Update would take a little longer but for a variety of reasons (most prominently the feedback about VS supporting versions of IE before IE 10), we decided to do a quick initial Update focused on just some key bug fixes. Our first significant 'feature Update' is still planned for the first half of 2014."