Monday and Tuesday are public holidays here in the UK, so inkeeping with Morning Brew tradition there will be no editions on those days, with The Morning Brew returning on Wednesday 6th June. Have a great Weekend!
Visual Studio & .NET 4.5
- Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now! & Announcing the Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 – Somasegar and Jason Zander announce the release candidate of Visual Studio 2012 (formerly VS11) and .NET 4.5. This new release brings together some additional visuals, changes and enhancements to the UI and further increases in functionality from the Beta releases, along with a ‘Go Live’ license allowing you to deploy applications written using the new stuff in production.
- Visual Studio/TFS 2012 Release Candidate Available Today – Brian Harry announces the TFS 2012 release candidate, discussing the new and improved functionality included since the beta release
- Visual Studio 2012 RC is released – The Big Web Rollup – Scott Hanselman gives a run down of the key features included in Visual Studio 2012 for Web Developers
- How To Prevent Visual Studio 2012 ALL CAPS Menus! – Richard Banks shares a registry change which will result in Visual Studio 2012 using the ‘correct’ case for the menu items, removing the all caps effect from the menu titles.
- What’s New for Parallelism in Visual Studio 2012 RC – Stephen Toub discusses the improvements made in the area of parallelism since the beta release, talking about the work done ‘under the covers’ to improve stability and performance with compiler changes, and improvements for ASP.NET and Data flow.
- What’s New in LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012 RC? – John Stallo of the LightSwitch team discusses what is new in the release candidate edition of Visual Studio LightSwitch, which is now included ‘in the box’ with Visual Studio.
- Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview – Steven Sinofsky announces the release of the Release Candidate of Windows 8, highlighting the new applications, features and improvements which have gone into this final pre-release edition of Windows 8
- Windows Release Preview: The Sixth IE10 Platform Preview – The Internet Explorer Team announce the inclusion of the 6th platform preview edition of Internet Explorer 10 as a part of the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 release candidate release. This release includes improvements to help managing your privacy, touch support in Adobe Flash, improved web standards support with the removal of vendor prefixes from functionality which has reached Candidate Recommendation status.
- Microsoft IIS 8.0 Express Release Candidate is Released! – Robert McMurray highlights the release candidate for Internet Information Services (IIS) Express 8.0, building on the functionality available in the full IIS 8.0 available in the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 release candidates.
- What’s changed for app developers since the Consumer Preview – Jake Sabulsky (with some help from Dave Bennett, Marc Wautier, Paul Chapman, Heather Brown, Keith Boyd, and Steve Wright) discusses the key changes to Windows 8 for application developers since the beta release,
- Windows 8 Release Preview is out! – Jennifer Marsman highlights the Windows 8 release candidate and points to a number of related resources (including an all important product key) whih focus on aspects of the Windows 8 release, application development and market place.
- Simple.Web – Mark Rendle reveals his latest project ‘Simple.Web’ a light weight framework which is friendly to TDD and BDD testing, supports async non-blocking request handling, does REST properly and is open an extensibile. Mark discusses the design goals, and how the framework works, along with sharing the video of his session at SkillsMatter’s Progressive .NET tutorial where he first revealed Simple.Web.
- WiX v3.6 Release Candidate available. – Rob Mensching announces the release candidate of WiX 3.6, the latest incarnation of the Windows Installer XML tooling.
- Past performance is no guarantee of future results – Eric Lippert discusses why compiling a C# program twice may result in different binary output from each build, discussing how the compilation process works to explain why.
- MSDN Magazine June Issue Preview – Michael Desmond gives a preview of the June edition of MSDN magazine which should be online sometime in the next 24 hours.
- Registration is open for aspConf – Eric Hexter announces the opening of registration for aspConf, a free two day online virtual conference which will be focusing on Web Development on the .NET Stack whcih will take place on the 17th and 18th July. Registration of ‘attendees’ is open, as is the call for speakers.