April 12th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio
Here’s a quick recap of what’s happening around the team.
We’ve released some updates for the Visual Studio 11 and TFS 11 betas:
If you haven’t downloaded the betas yet, here are a couple of good resources that make it easy to get started:
We’ve had quite a bit of news lately around the work we’re doing to support open source communities. We announced new Git support on CodePlex (in addition to the current TFS and Mercurial support):
We also shared news at DevConnections about open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, and ASP.NET Web Pages (Razor):
For those doing mobile development, an additional release to note is the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update. This update provides support to use the SDK on Windows 8 Consumer Preview machines, and to develop apps for the new Windows Phone 7.5 256 MB devices:
This summer, I will be keynoting TechEd North America (June 11-14) and TechEd Europe (June 26-29). We have an extensive content lineup in store, as well as lots of opportunities for networking and product team interaction. I’ve spoken at many TechEd conferences around the world, and I always enjoy connecting with customers and partners at these events. I hope you can join us.
Another event I’m currently involved in is ImagineCup, Microsoft’s student technology competition. ImagineCup is a great opportunity for students to practice their programming skills, and work together in a team to implement new ideas. This year’s ImagineCup competition includes a new Windows Metro Style App challenge, which I will help judge. I look forward to seeing what the students create!
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