For Next Generation Apps - Visual Studio 2012 Released

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 in the last week (2012 August 15). That was really a big day for both of all .NET developers and Microsoft.

When I quickly viewed the introduction of Visual Studio 2012, I felt a new generation using Microsoft techs and tools was coming fast. If we thought the new generation was still some far before, now we have to say: we are in the new stage (generation) now.


The following are some important features which are NEW compared with old version of Visual Studio:

1: For Windows 8, for Windows Phone 8;
Yes, Everything for Microsoft now is the number 8: Windows 8 and Windows phone 8. they should be the most important products for Microsoft’s several of new coming years, definitely the Visual Studio 2012 should provide good support for them, this is the m

2: For new Web stuff:
Before Microsoft could only consider their Silverlight, but now all over the world turning to HTML5, also HTML & CSS, JavaScript. So VS 2012 provided support for them, including IntelliSense JavaScript editor, a new DOM explorer;

3: For cloud computing (Azure):
Cloud computing is also a big one part the next generation applications. Microsoft spent lots of budget on their cloud computing platform, the Azure;

4: For SharePoint:
Business Stuff.

5: For Game and 3D

There are other new features which I should not talk more here, because we need to read more professional articles and messages. the following are the important links which I suggest to read:

1: Jason Zander: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!;

2: Scott Hanselman: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is RELEASED - Here's 5 minute videos to get you up to speed quick;

3: Jon Galloway:

Finally, Yes, do not forget the Visual Studio official page and download: