Visual Studio 11 Beta–Holy Smokes Batman!!

Visual Studio 11 Beta and .Net 4.5 Beta became available on February 29th.  Some where expecting the normal incremental updates and improvements but the VS and .Net team appear set to knock this one totally out of the ball park!  Everyone knew that the UI was going to get a facelift for Win8 but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  You can debug those Win8 apps locally or in the simulator.  You can upload directly to the Windows Store.  The tab bars have been simplified.  The JavaScript tooling support has been greatly improved.  And that’s just some of the stuff in the IDE.

The languages got some major upgrades as well, C++ in particular.  The list for C++ is far to long to go into.  The F# asynchronous abilities show their influence in the async syntax in C# and VB.

The .Net framework is now even faster and even more support for building parallel and concurrent applications.

I mean the list is huge!  Jason Zander did a great summary write up.  It’s well worth your time and will give you some of the highlights.

Happy Coding!!

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About JohnMarkHowell

I am a professional software developer with over 20 years of experience. I currently specialize in Microsoft technologies such as VS, TFS, C#, VB.Net, WCF, WPF, WW, etc.
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