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|Version of Visual Studio
|12.0.40629.0 (Update 5)
Visual Studio 2013 (codenamed Dev12) is the ninth major version of Visual Studio, released on 17 October 2013 alongside .NET Framework 4.5.1.
A Microsoft account can now be added to Visual Studio. This syncs all Visual Studio settings on any device containing Visual Studio 2013 or later.
Visual Studio 2013 introduces CodeLens References, a way to see which functions or methods are referenced by any line of code.
Visual Studio 2013 lets the user see incoming notifications in a centralized location. This is used, for example, when an extension needs to be updated or there's a new version of Visual Studio.
Team Explorer now lets the user add or clone Git repositories.