Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Sneak Peek and beta date announced

Today, S. Somasegar and Jason Zander gave a sneak preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta, officially announcing Beta availability for February 29th 2012. More details on the announcement, TFS Express and the new UI.  Sneak Preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta (Jason Zander) Introducing the new Developer…

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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit released: start learning

The Visual Studio team has just released the October Edition of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Now is a great time to start learning more. The VS Developer Preview was released during BUILD conference last September. This training kit provides a set of hands-on labs to Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5,…

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Upcoming MSDN Webcasts on Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Azure, Orchard and VS Team Build

Register now for the following MSDN Webcasts scheduled in October and November 2011 for Belgium, delivered by the local MVPs and community experts. All sessions are delivered online, great opportunity to learn new technology while not having to leave the office. From now on, plan your biweekly Tuesday afternoon online training by registering today: 11…

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New Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

A new release of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, and Service Management Features are now available. You can download the tools here using the Web Platform Installer. All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management on the Windows Azure platform. The…

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My favorite tools to optimize Visual Studio for webdev

How do we make Visual Studio play nicer with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, in other words more of the front-end webdev stuff? Visual Studio 2010, be it the Ultimate, (free) Web Developer Express or other version, is not fully optimized for front-end web development out of the box. But don’t let the default VS2010 install…

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Quick tip: (free) JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio

As more and more sites and web applications take advantage of JavaScript, it’s always nice to have better editor support for the language in our Visual Studio tools. There is a free extension for Visual Studio available for a few months already, which I only now found out through a newly released video on Channel9:…

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Write HTML5 and CSS3 with Visual Studio 2010 – download the free Standards Update today

Some folks at Microsoft are just great. Take Mads Kristensen and some folks in his team: last week they released a free update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 that delivers better support for writing standards web pages. In essence, the extension adds Intellisense support for HTML5 and CSS3, following the newest W3C specs as good…

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Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available for download

Last week Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2010 was officially released. Make sure you go ahead and download SP1 to benefit from new features and fixes such as IntelliTrace on 64bit systems, unit testing, built-in Silverlight 4 profiling, HTML5 schema support and more. Link: read the official post announcing the release as well as…

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Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been announced

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta has been announced by Jason Zander and S. Somasegar. SP1 becomes available to the public in two phases: MSDN Subscribers can get the download as of now General public will be able to download the Service Pack as of December 9th 2010 Improvements include IntelliTrace support for 64bit…

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Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is available

Yesterday on the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Release Candidate was announced. It’s already available for MSDN Subscribers, later today it will also be made available to the general public through the MSDN site. The Release Candidate addresses feedback give by all of you who tested the beta release. Main areas include…

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