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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Quick Launch

In the past, finding things deep in the IDE has been a challenge. Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview introduces search abilities at almost every level of the product. Perhaps the biggest change is the introduction of Quick Launch which specifically addresses how to dig inside Visual Studio to find features you need. Let’s take a look. ...
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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Find & Replace

In Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview we’ve streamlined and modernized our vast array of Find experiences.  Find and Replace is now a lightweight control within documents, delivering incremental search results as you type.  The Find and Replace in Files dialog has been simplified while at the same time gaining additional functionality such...
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Visual Studio BUILD sessions and Tips & Tricks Cheat Sheet

As I settle back into my desk after an exciting week at BUILD, I wanted to send a reminder that all of the sessions should be available for streaming on  Since this is a Visual Studio blog, here are links to the main VS sessions at BUILD: For the Tips & Tricks talk, Phil ...
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Addressing Visual Studio performance

Visual Studio’s performance continues to be a hot topic for a lot of customers. We hear you and are investing to improve the performance of the product in those areas that are important to you. There are two key parts to our approach: Collecting Customer Feedback We are working to make your feedback less ad hoc and give you a ...

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Announced

Today in his keynote at BUILD, Jason Zander announced the availability of the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview, Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview and Microsoft® Team Server Preview.  If you are an MSDN subscriber, you can download the preview immediately via this link. For everyone else, Visual Studio 11 and Team ...