On September 12, Microsoft launched Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. We’ve received a lot of interest already, so here are some details on how we will support this product.
Our development teams are hard at work updating SAP Crystal Reports to support Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5, with plans to make this update available in late Q1 2013. Dates are of course subject to change, based on product readiness.
You should note that support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 will be delivered in an upcoming service pack release, which can be applied to an installation of the current product (SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio 2010).
To reflect support of this 2012 release, we will be renaming our product to SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio. We are dropping the year from our naming convention, since the product will support multiple releases of VS. This allows us to update our offering more quickly as well as maintain fewer versions of the product. In turn, that should also make it less confusing for users to decide which version is needed.
In addition to supporting Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, the new release of SAP Crystal Reports will also add support for Windows 8. I’ll update this post closer to our release with specifics around platform support updates.