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Nasir
03-01-2012, 12:07 AM
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/29/visual-studio-11-beta-available-now.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2012/02/29/welcome-to-the-beta-of-visual-studio-11-and-net-framework-4-5.aspx

Catalyst
03-01-2012, 02:56 AM
Lame-sauce, on top of lame. Not Visual Studio that looks pretty sweet, but win8. :rolleyes:

Nasir
03-01-2012, 06:42 AM
Windows 8 is pretty cool from a developers perspective ;)

Look up WinRT (windows runtime)

hilbertsawhat
03-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Multicore compilation on default is pretty sweet, will save A LOT of time in big unconfigured projects. It will also be interesting to see how the productivity rises in VS11 with the new UI improvements.

Eru
03-01-2012, 10:11 PM
Where the heck can I find the Windows 8 Beta. I looked on Microsoft last night and they have like a 50MB preview thing. Seems a bit small for an OS.

Nasir
03-01-2012, 11:03 PM
lol eru.. the 50mb thing is a web installer ;p

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

or

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

Nasir
03-02-2012, 05:35 AM
good lord... just finished installing Windows 8 beta... so much better than the developer preview. The whole process has been absolutely beautiful. I'm a sucker for metro, I guess.

Also, IE 10 just totally autocorrected my typos... and is auto capitalizing words like "I"

Eru
03-02-2012, 06:53 AM
Why you using Internet Explorer, broseph? :D

I'll have to download it later. My ISP decided that they have an outage on internet and that they "may fix it tomorrow." Who the hell says that?

Nasir
03-02-2012, 07:30 AM
IE10 is quite a bit faster. ...which lets me download and install chrome faster ;\

Azzo
03-02-2012, 07:53 AM
I'm sorely tempted to install it to experience Metro. Will clean up one of my hard drives, partition it off and try it out over the weekend probably.

Nasir
03-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Some metro apps are awesome... Some
Metro apps are complete UI failures. It's really hit and miss, unfortunately.

The install experience is beautiful. ...visual studio, however, now lacks most visual queues. I'm not sure I'm a fan of the two themes released with this.

Azzo
03-02-2012, 10:35 AM
The main reason I'm excited about metro is it's finally setting a consistent visual style that hopefully developers will follow.