• A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support – The Visual Studio Team announce the official product line-up for The Visual Studio 11 release, including details of the full product SKUs and the Express editions, including a Windows Phone Express editions, and also the inclusion of LightSwitch in the main Visual Studio product in Professional, Premium and Ultimate editions.
  • WCF Data Services 5.0.1 Released – The WCF Data Services Team announce the release of WCF Data Services 5.0.1, available now from NuGet, with an MSI release due in the next week. This release builds upon the preview releases, and addresses further user reported issues.
  • [Visual Studio Extension Of The Day] PHP Tools for Visual Studio – Hosam Kamel highlights a Visual Studio extension which adds PHP support into the IDE, allowing PHP Developers (whether occasional or regular) to benefit from the common Editor experience of Visual Studio with the addition of syntax highlighting, code outlining, brace matching, error detection and the navigation bar.
  • Developer productivity tools and Visual Studio extensions – Mehdi Khalili shares his current software list, covering both utilities and Visual Studio Extensions he makes use of, giving a short (one or 2 line) summary of what it is and how it works.