Microsoft had released the final bits of the Visual Studio and .net 4.5 last month which we had covered. On the 12th Of September Microsoft did an official launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud.
http://visualstudiolaunch.com.is the site where you can get all the information pertaining to the things that you can do using Visual Studio and .Net 4.5. In addition, the Visual Studio development team has put together over 60 videos to help you learn about the new Visual Studio 2012 capabilities in more detail.These videos provide a great point of reference across a wide variety of features and capabilities.
We will be taking a quick glance of what is new within the Visual Studio 2012 platform below:
Modern Tools for Modern Apps
Microsoft has a huge line-up of platform releases from Microsoft this year, from Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Windows Server 2012 to Windows Azure to SQL Server to Office 365, all of them enabling you to create or modernize really compelling apps. And Visual Studio 2012 is at the center of this. With Microsoft’s developer tools, Microsoft is striving to give developers targeting these platforms a streamlined experience for creating apps that excite and exceed the needs of customers, whether with consumer-focused or business-focused apps.
In conjunction, .NET 4.5 provides expansive capabilities for developers working on all forms of apps and services, from client to mobile to web to cloud, while at the same time enabling fast time to market.
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop: Back in June 2012 Microsoft announced we would expand our line-up of Express products. Microsoft is releasing Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop, bringing the newest desktop development capabilities in Visual Studio 2012 to Express users, too. You can read more about this release on the Visual Studio team blog and download the release from here.
F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web: In addition, today Microsoft is also releasing F# Tools for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web, so that developers using F# can more easily take their apps to the cloud using Express. You can find out more about this release on the F# team blog and download the tools from here.
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