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.


Posted on October 2, 2011, in ALM, Visual Studio, Windows 8. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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