Build & Win8
While I didn’t get to attend the Build conference, I was able to watch a few of the recorded sessions. If you are interested in following Windows 8, watching the keynotes is the best place to start.
Note: Day 2 keynote mentions Clint Rutkas, an old friend I worked with here in St. Louis. I can’t wait to see the project he’s doing with West Coast Customs! (I think this is the series.)
This conference wasn’t only debuting Windows 8 and Metro-style apps, but also .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11.
If you are interested in playing with Windows 8 yourself, you should go here. Note the various “flavors” you can choose from:
- Windows Developer Preview, 64-bit
- Windows Developer Preview, 32-bit
- Windows Developer Preview with Developer Tools, 64-bit
- This comes with Visual Studio 11 Express and Expression Blend 5
The developer tools like Visual Studio 11 and TFS 11 are available here:
- Visual Studio Ultimate 11
- TFS 11
- TFS 11 virtual machine – already installed!
At this past week’s St. Louis Visual Studio Users Group, I presented on some of the announcements from the conference with a focus on the new features in Visual Studio 11. I hope to follow this up with some posts that go deeper into specific features.