, bondsbw wrote

I still want to know upgrade options from VS2012 to VS2013.  Is that upgrade path free?  Why hasn't Microsoft made an announcement?

This should have been clarified months ago.  "Why does it matter?" you might ask.  Because our company just finally got the go-ahead via contract to purchase VS2012.  That took enough teeth-pulling that there is no way that we will get VS2013 if it costs extra money.

Without knowing that detail, we are left to assume the cost is non-free, and thus had no interest in installing the VS2013 preview just to have to downgrade later.  Microsoft just missed a good opportunity for feedback from any group in the same position as us.

Can you buy VS2012 without an MSDN sub?