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March 19th 2012 Links: Windows 8, Visual Studio 11 Beta, Office 15, SQL Server, Tips


Wow, this was a busy month!!

Here’s our latest batch in our link-listing series:

Windows 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available!

 

Optimizing the .NET Framework Deployment Experience for Users and Developers

A great article which looks at the integrated experience that Windows 8 provides to run apps built for the .NET Framework.

 

Visual Studio 11 Beta

Welcome to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5

Jason Zanders announces that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta are now available for download!

 

Introducing the New Developer Experience

In this blog post the Visual Studio Team introduces a few of the broad reaching experience improvements that they’ve delivered in Visual Studio 11.

 

Visual Studio 11 Beta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jason Zanders answers some frequently asked questions on Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Note: Read the comments! Especially Patrcik Smacchia’s question:

-> Is there a chance that the VS team takes account of the thousands of negative feedbacks concerning greyish icons, and switch back to VSpre11 colorful icons?

To which Jason Zanders answered:

@Patrick – we have definitely heard the feedback.  as mentioned above, the beta is about getting feedback and will not reflect the final look and feel

 

Coming Soon: TFS Express

In TFS 11, Microsoft is introducing a new download of TFS, called Team Foundation Server Express which is free for individuals and teams of up to 5 users.

 

The C# 5.0 Beta Release is now available

Included in the Visual Studio 11 Beta, the C# version 5 and Visual Basic version 11 are shipped.

 

Office 15

Microsoft SharePoint 15: A 2012 release target, an app marketplace and more

Microsoft is adding new features to the next versions (Wave 15) of its SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online offerings. Mary Jo Foley takes an early look at some of them.

 

Microsoft chops Office 365 enterprise prices by 20%

Yay!! Price reductions!!

 

SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 RTM Available for Download

The new SQL Server version is available for download

 

Software Development

Envisioning the Future of UX: WebVisions NYC 2012

Some takeaways from the WebVisions NYC 2012 conference by Miao Wang

 

Cheers,

Carl Anderson

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