Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 is now available for download (Feb 25,2014)

Microsoft announced general availability of Visual Studio 2013 update 2 CTP 2 today for download.

Link to download Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 -

There is a know issue with SharePoint 2013 Asp.Net MVC project template, as per this release note -

Creating new application based on ASP.NET MVC web application will generate -

“Error: this template attempted to load component assembly 'Microsoft.Visual Studio.Web.Project, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'. For more information on this problem and how to enable this template, please see documentation on Customizing Project Templates”

Here is the work around for this issue -

Follow these steps to create a new provider-hosted or autohosted application for SharePoint using an MVC web application:

  1. Create a MVC web application project.
  2. Right-click the project node to launch the context menu.
  3. In the context menu, select Convert, then select Convert to App for SharePoint Project