Friday, September 30, 2011

Download Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview is an integrated development environment that seamlessly spans the entire life cycle of software creation, including architecture, user interface design, code creation, code insight and analysis, code deployment, testing, and validation. This release adds support for the most advanced Microsoft platforms, including the next version of Windows (code-named "Windows 8") and Windows Azure, and enables you to target platforms across devices, services, and the cloud. Integration with Team Foundation Server allows the entire team, from the customer to the developer, to build scalable and high-quality applications to exacting standards and requirements.

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview is prerelease software and should not be used in production scenarios. 

This preview enables you to test updates and improvements made since Visual Studio 2010, including the following:

  • Support for the most advanced platforms from Microsoft, including Windows 8 and Windows Azure, as well as a host of language enhancements. 
  • New features such as code clone detection, code review workflow, enhanced unit testing, lightweight requirements, production intelliTrace™, exploratory testing, and fast context switching. 

This preview can be installed to run side by side with an existing Visual Studio 2010 installation. The preview provides an opportunity for developers to use the software and provide feedback before the final release. To provide feedback, please visit the Microsoft Connect website.

The .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview is also installed as part of Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

Note: This prerelease software will expire on June 30, 2012. To continue using Visual Studio 11 after that date, you will have to install a later version of the software.

In order to develop Metro style applications, the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview must be installed on the Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit. Developing Metro style applications on other Preview versions of Windows 8 is not supported.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
    • Windows Server Developer Preview (x64)
  • Supported Architectures:
    • 32-bit (x86)
    • 64-bit (x64)
  • Hardware Requirements:
    • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
    • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
    • 5.5 GB of available hard disk space
    • 5400 RPM hard drive
    • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

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