The very final versions of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available to download for those tethered to Microsoft's MSDN dev network. With Windows 8.1 now making its grand entrance, the Redmond company is currently working to ensure the majority of its product line is brought up to speed, and if you are an MSDN Subscriber, you can now grab these new releases from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page.
One of the announcements to come out of today's event opening is the news that a new version of Visual Studio along with .NET Framwork is on the cards. Unimaginatively named Visual Studio 2013, the updated software may not yet be ready for primetime but that hasn't stopped Microsoft by making a developer preview of the said tool available for download immediately.
Unless you're without power and can't get to the Internet or watch TV, you're likely aware that Microsoft's BUILD conference is currently taking place. Microsoft kicked it off yesterday by showing off the next major upgrade for Windows, known as Windows 8, and today it focused on development for the platform.
The final version of Silverlight 4 has been released today for Windows and Mac OS X. The RTW (Release to Web) version of Silverlight 4 can be downloaded today for the said mentioned platforms to view and create RIA apps. Also released today are Silverlight 4 Tools RC for Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend 4 RC and Silverlight 4 Toolkit April 2010 Release.
Microsoft today at the MIX10 conference has rolled out Release Candidate version of Silverlight 4, along with tons of other tools like Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7 Series add-in to use with Visual Studio 2010 RC, XNA Game Studio 4.0, Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator for application testing, and Expression Blend for Windows Phone Community Technology Preview. It was announced by Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform in his keynote today at MIX10, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Microsoft has just released Beta 2 milestone of the next version of Visual Studio to its MSDN subscribers. Testers who are enrolled in MSDN subscription program can now download and try out Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 before its public availability, which is scheduled for later this week. Visual Studio 2010 is a monstrous and the most awaited release which is surely set to have a big impact on Microsoft platform developers in a positive way.
When working with WPF/Silverlight in Blend, it is quite irritating having to actually switch between Visual Studio and Blend throughout the course of the project by opening the project from its folder location again and again. I bet you might have wondered atleast once whether there was a way to open your project in Blend directly through Visual Studio!
Microsoft has finally rolled out the final bits Silverlight 3 along with full version of Expression Studio 3 for creating RIA (Rich Internet Applications). If you haven't already discovered the new features in Silverlight 3, here is a list of all the new controls, features and functionality that is added within the Silverlight 3.
XNA Game Studio 3.1 is go! and it brings support for the new features in Xbox 360 NXE - Xbox LIVE Avatars, Xbox LIVE Party features, Video playback and more!