It's that time again! Microsoft has a new version of the .NET framework and Visual Studio. In this article, the most promising features and tools of Visual Studio 2011 are described.
Written by Chris Peters
In September, the good folks at Microsoft released an evaluation version of Visual Studio 2011, called Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, together with .NET Framework 4.5. It appears that this release of Microsoft's flagship development environment is moving toward a somewhat revised and smarter model. The recently released VS platform indicates Microsoft has plans to provide Windows applications that are more touch-centric, intuitive, and device-aware.
I found myself in an interesting conversation with a friend of mine recently. He's in IT management for a division of a large storage area network (SAN) provider. When I asked about his job, he quickly lamented that he didn't like his job at the moment because he was too often caught up doing "busy" work and wasn't able to take on projects that would have the potential to affect his company's bottom line.