Upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there an upgrade from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012
    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:43 PM


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  • Hello Petermcgehee,

    Thank you for posting in the MSDN forum.

    Based on your description, I would like to know what you want to upgrade from VS2010 to VS2012. Projects or Product?

    If you want to upgrade test projects from VS2010 to VS2012, you can refer to this following article:

    Upgrading Tests from Earlier Versions of Visual Studio

    In addition, maybe the following articles are helpful to you:

    How to: Upgrade Visual C++ Projects to Visual Studio 2012

    Visual Studio 2012 Compatibility

    I hope it can help you.

    Best regards,

    Amanda Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:05 AM
  • Hello Petermcgehee,

    Any update? Could you get useful information from our reply?

    I am marking my reply as answer. If my suggestion can’t help you, you can come back and unmark it as answer. And then if possible you could let us know the result of the suggestion.

    Best regards,

    Amanda Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by petermcgehee Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:38 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by petermcgehee Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:39 PM
    Friday, September 21, 2012 6:05 AM
  • Dear Amanda

    Petermcgehee question is clear to me and I would ask the same, is an upgrade prom (product) VS2010 to (product) VS2012 available or scheduled to be available?

    I searched the web and stores and I suppose it is not, at the moment. If you have additional info please let us know.


    • Proposed as answer by 백호50 Monday, May 27, 2013 2:00 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by 백호50 Monday, May 27, 2013 2:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:53 AM
  • No, there is not. Upgrading Visual Studio Professional from 2008 to 2010 used to be US$549 MSRP. Earlier this year, we lowered the price of 2010 Professional from US$799 to US$499 and discontinued having a separate upgrade product (SKU). You can now "upgrade" for US$50 less than it used to be, or buy new for US$300 less than it used to be, but it's one product (SKU) at US$499 MSRP: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/redir/buy-visual-studio-professional-2012

    Of course, pricing in local markets and from third-party resellers will vary.
    • Proposed as answer by RobCaron Friday, September 28, 2012 10:39 PM
    • Edited by RobCaron Friday, September 28, 2012 10:41 PM more info
    Friday, September 28, 2012 10:39 PM
  • The question regarding upgrading from VS 2010 to 2012 was meant to ask whether there is an upgrade package rather than having to purchase the full VS 2012 development system.

    Peter McGehee

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:34 PM
  • Still no answer. I own VS2010 and look to upgrade to VS2012. I was told by my suplier this was not available yet but that was a while ago. Is it possible to upgrade VS2010 to 2012? uk by the way
    Friday, October 26, 2012 12:26 PM
  • Sorry you did answer. No upgrade. Is VS2010 going to be the end then? are we expected to pay full price for upgrades now? I will stay put then. Or use the free one
    • Proposed as answer by efb Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:57 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by petermcgehee Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:15 AM
    Friday, October 26, 2012 12:28 PM
  • per SammyD "Microsoft is  now offering a $100 discount offer for vs2012 EXPRESS users. You may want to check that out."   http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wcf/thread/84a884c6-c06c-44d0-833a-84d2353a5339    i did receive a similar email w/ promo code offering to save $100 but feel still too much to pay for upgrade!  & this fr an admitted ms bigot! :)  ms pricing which now seems more in line w/ apple imo (ref surface) has been ... well ... disappointing lately! like allen i'm using express w/ hope they will bend or will wait til next vers
    • Edited by efb Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:56 PM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:54 PM
  • I have the licensed copy of 2012. I just want to know that is it possible to upgrade my 2010 framework to 2012 without uninstalling the previous instance?

    And if its possible then what will be the steps.

    Friday, June 14, 2013 7:35 AM
  • Hi,

    As I know you can not upgrade visual studio 2010 to 2012 , you have to install the visual studio 2012 on you machine as a separated application, but you can upgrade your 2010 project to 2012 project by opening it then the upgrade wizard will guide you to the correct way.

    hope this help you.

    • Proposed as answer by Osama Shatnawe Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:08 PM
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:59 PM