Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2013 Pricing

A special upgrade price for Visual Studio 2013 Professional saves $200 over regular upgrade price.

Microsoft has announced pricing for its upcoming Visual Studio 2013, including a special $99 offer for upgrading from Visual Studio 2012 Professional to Visual Studio 2013 Professional.

Pricing information was released on Microsoft's Visual Studio product page. The discount for Visual Studio 2013 Professional Upgrade will last until Jan. 31, 2014. After that date, the price increases to $299. The full price for Visual Studio 2013 Professional (i.e. non-upgrade) will be $499.

Microsoft pointed out on the blog that having an MSDN Subscription is the most popular method of buying Visual Studio. They'll also get the benefit of first access to the gold bits of Visual Studio 2013, to be available in mid-October. Volume Licensers will get access on Nov. 1, and retailers will have it soon after that, according to the blog.

Beyond that, upgrade prices are unchanged between Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013, according to an email from a Microsoft representative. Current upgrade prices for Visual Studio include:

  • Visual Studio 2012 Professional: $499
  • Visual Studio 2012 Professional with MSDN: $799
  • Visual Studio 2012 Premium with MSDN: $2,569
  • Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate with MSDN: $4,249

Update: New customers buying Visual Studio for the first time have a different price list, which can be found here.

Visual Studio is available at the Microsoft Store. The release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 was made available for download earlier this month.

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