Wednesday Launch of Visual Studio 2012 Kicks Off Roadshow
Microsoft is officially launching Visual Studio 2012 this week by hosting a Virtual Launch event that will be available free to developers online.
The launch event is scheduled to take place at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle on Wednesday, September 12. Keynote presentations by Microsoft executives are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).
S. Somasegar, the corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division, is kicking off the three-part keynote with a look at modern apps. Jason Zander, the longtime corporate vice president of Visual Studio (who is in the process of shifting roles), will talk about using Visual Studio 2012 to build modern apps. Brian Harry, the technical fellow in charge of Team Foundation Server, is scheduled to finish up the keynote with a look at Visual Studio 2012 and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
The launch event will also feature numerous sessions on .NET Framework 4.5 and languages, Web and cloud platforms, ALM development/testing and, of course, Windows 8 Store apps. While the keynotes will be available live online, the sessions will likely become available on demand as soon as Microsoft is able to post them online. Check out the scheduled sessions here.
I will be at the event, so look for coverage here and on our sister site, visualstudiomagazine.com.
The Visual Studio 2012 roadshow is also in the works. Steve Lange, a developer technology specialist at Microsoft, has posted the U.S. dates and cities in his blog.
Have you downloaded Visual Studio 2012? Jason Zander offered his Visual Studio 2012 top 12
in his blog in mid-August (when the tooling was released to the Web). What are some of the top features that you've discovered early on that other developers may want to check out? Got questions for Microsoft? Express your thoughts below
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Posted by Kathleen Richards on 09/10/2012 at 12:54 PM