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Install Visual Studio 2012 and Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview

15 Nov

At this stage Visual Studio 2012 is released/RTM but the developer tools for Office and SharePoint are still in preview. The below instructions apply to the latest preview at the time of this post, which is preview 2. There will be screenshots soon anyway.

  1. Install Visual Studio 2012. You can choose to include the Office developer tools, at this stage (I THINK) the SharePoint 2010 templates will be included but not the 2013 ones.
  2. Using the Microsoft web platform installer (I’m not entirely sure if this is a must as I prefer to download and install directly instead of the platform thingy, but my brief googling didnt help find a direct link)
    Click here for the download link for the web platform installer/selection of current Office/SharePoint components needed, then click on DOWNLOAD THE TOOLS under TOOLS.
    This will select the components required and you can go ahead and install these. At the time of the post, I had to install Workflow Manager Tools for Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 – Preview 2
  3. Once these are installed, open Visual Studio and you should have the templates under Visual C# > Office/SharePoint. The first time I installed these it wouldn’t work… turns out in another session I still had Visual Studio open deerrr, after I closed this the installation went fine.

Next I will go over creating the solution and projects 🙂