Visual Studio 11 is now rename to Visual Studio 2012, and is turning from Beta to RC

Following Windows 8 is released its Release Preview, Visual Studio 11 is also having some changes since 1st June 2012. Now Visual Studio 11 is confirmed to be named Visual Studio 2012, and also it is now turning from Beta to RC. This means that it is going to be RTM. in my personal thinking, it might be released in the same date as Windows 8. So as a developer, you really need to catch up some changes on HTML 5 supporting in Visual Studio 2012, and also the Metro Development for Windows 8.





Don’t forget to browse to Compare VS2012 Products Page to get their difference between the difference products of VS2012

 

Windows 8 Release Preview

Windows 8 Release Preview is released and free download and install publicly in last week. You can download it, install it and feel it. Now it is changed into Release Preview, that means the release date is close. You can also have a look on the difference edition and their features, There will be 3 editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 RT. 


 


Feature name

Windows 8

Windows 8 Pro

Windows RT

Upgrades from Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium

x

x

 

Upgrades from Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate

 

x

 

Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live Tiles

x

x

x

Windows Store

x

x

x

Apps (Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, Reader, Music, Video)

x

x

x

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

   

x

Internet Explorer 10

x

x

x

Device encryption

   

x

Connected standby

x

x

x

Microsoft account

x

x

x

Desktop

x

x

x

Installation of x86/64 and desktop software

x

x

 

Updated Windows Explorer

x

x

x

Windows Defender

x

x

x

SmartScreen

x

x

x

Windows Update

x

x

x

Enhanced Task Manager

x

x

x

Switch languages on the fly (Language Packs)

x

x

x

Better multiple monitor support

x

x

x

Storage Spaces

x

x

 

Windows Media Player

x

x

 

Exchange ActiveSync

x

x

x

File history

x

x

x

ISO / VHD mount

x

x

x

Mobile broadband features

x

x

x

Picture password

x

x

x

Play To

x

x

x

Remote Desktop (client)

x

x

x

Reset and refresh your PC

x

x

x

Snap

x

x

x

Touch and Thumb keyboard

x

x

x

Trusted boot

x

x

x

VPN client

x

x

x

BitLocker and BitLocker To Go

 

x

 

Boot from VHD

 

x

 

Client Hyper-V

 

x

 

Domain Join

 

x

 

Encrypting File System

 

x

 

Group Policy

 

x

 

Remote Desktop (host)

 

x