In my previous post, I started building a Windows Store app using Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8, and along the way integrated a few Windows features like live tiles and search. These days, however, many applications benefit from consuming and integrating with a variety of backend services running in the cloud,
In previous posts, I’ve alluded to one of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2012 being the theme of connected devices and continuous services. This includes creating a top-notch set of tools in Visual Studio 2012 to both design and build amazing Windows apps and the services that back them.
Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th. Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go.
Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing. In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5.