Yesterday, Microsoft announced Visual Studio Community 2013—a terrific addition to its lineup of IDEs. In addition to being fully featured, Visual Studio Community 2013 provides access to the Visual Studio extensibility ecosystem, including to Visual Assist. This extensibility should appeal to every user of the non-extensible Express Edition.
If you install Visual Studio Community 2013, any build of Visual Assist numbered 2001 or greater will install to your IDE. If you are new to Visual Studio or migrating from an Express Edition, find out if you qualify for an Academic or Personal License of Visual Assist. The audiences for these licenses of Visual Assist overlap the targeted audience of Visual Studio Community 2013.
And to the multitude of developers who have asked us to make Visual Assist work in the Express Edition, we finally have a positive answer.