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Developers get Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8

Microsoft has recently released the Visual Studio 2012 & the .NET Framework 4.5, offering the final tools for the development of Windows 8 apps.  According to Microsoft, Windows 8 OS will be released on October 26 for general public. The tooling came out approximately 2 months prior to its general availability. The latest version of tooling has been developed in accordance with the modernized Windows 8 platform. The developers got its first preview in September 2011 at Microsoft’s BUILD event. Many changes have been triggered by the developer feedback throughout the testing phase, particularly after the introduction of a revamped user interface by Microsoft in February with the beta release. On August 15, Microsoft altered its normal procedure of initial dibs for MSDN subscribers and rather, made the tooling available to the developers. However, the Windows 8 RTM can be accessed by the MSDN subscribers for testing purposes. Developers, who don’t have an MSDN subscription, can access a 90 days trial of the OS’s Enterprise edition.  The Windows 8 RTM has also been released to the TechNet subscribers, so that testing of the OS can be carried out by the IT professionals.        The release of Windows 8 to manufacturing at...
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