Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2012

Microsoft today is announcing the public availability of Visual Studio 2012.
September 12, 2012 - 0:00
Feature Release

Microsoft is announcing today the public availability of Visual Studio 2012. 
There will be a live launch event at 9:30am PDT (UTC -7:00) on http://www.visualstudiolaunch.com.

Visual Studio 2012 is a comprehensive family of products for every organization, team and individual developer that wants to modernize or create exciting apps. Visual Studio 2012 also simplifies the product family by integrating capabilities that were previously available in separate products and bringing exciting new capabilities to every edition.

Visual Studio 2012's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) capabilities enable this diverse value chain to integrate and operate as a unit. Teams are provided with best-in-class tools to maximize productivity by eliminating waste through reduced cycle times supported by comprehensive reporting and analytics capabilities.

Highlighted new features in Visual Studio 2012 include:

  • Quickly develop applications for Windows 8 and the Windows Store
  • Develop feature rich web applications – new ASP.net features, HTML, CSS and JavaScript improvements
  • Native Windows Phone 8 development
  • Enhanced Windows Azure integration, programming and experience
  • Business application Development with world-class Sharepoint, LightSwitch, and Silverlight tools
  • Games & 3D App development including debugging of DirectX apps and DirectX shader development
  • News language enhancements with .NET 4.5 including asynchronous and massive parallel programming constructs
  • Code Quality and Testing tools – updated to support agile testing, unit testing and the new Test Explorer to test across your entire solution

Visual Studio 2012 is available in the following editions and available for immediate purchase from our website:

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2012
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