Update: Fixed a typo suggesting that Scott Hanselman’s Videos were for .NET 3.5 – Thanks to Graham for letting me know via the comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours you will already be aware of some of what follows….

Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 and Windows 8 RTM


  • ASP.NET Web API Released and a Preview of What’s Next – Henrik F Nielsen proudly announces the release of ASP.NET Web API as a part of the Visual Studio and .NET releases, and looks to what the future holds for WebAPI
  • EF5 Released – The Entity Framework Team announce the official release of Entity Framework 5 both on NuGet and also in the box in Visual Studio 2012
  • Web Essentials 2012 released – Mads Kristensen announces the release of Web Essentials 2012, a Visual Studio Extension for Visual Studio 2012 which further enhances the capabilities of the Visual Studio IDE foe all sorts of Web Development tasks.
  • WCF Data Services 5.0.2-rc Prerelease – The WCF Data Services Team announce their next preview release of the WCF Data Services, available as a prerelease package on NuGet.
  • Reactive Extensions v2.0 has arrived! – Bart J.F. De Smet announces the release of the Reactive Extensions 2.0 as a part of the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 release. This version also supports .NET 4.0 developments as well as Silverlight 5 and Windows Phone 7.5 in addition to the expected .NET 4.5