Support for Visual Studio 2012 is provided only for this current update, which is considered to be the Visual Studio 2012 Service Pack, and for the Visual Studio 2012 RTM version, which was released in August, 2012. For more information, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.
How to obtain Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
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How to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
How to install Visual Studio
How to install Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM
Important This update applies to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS). Visual Studio and TFS installation mechanics are different. The Visual Studio update is an update that installs on top of whatever is already installed on the computer. The TFS update is a full layout that replaces whatever is installed on the computer. Before you try to apply the TFS update, make sure that you have a full backup of your current databases. If the TFS update installation fails, you will be unable to restart the update or roll back to the earlier version of TFS without performing a restore.
Because Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 is go-live, the following upgrade paths apply.
- TFS 2012 Update 4 RC 4 to TFS 2012 Update 4 RTM
- TFS 2012 Update 4 RTM to TFS 2013 RTM
- TFS 2012 Update 4 RC 4 to TFS 2013