Quick Review: Microsoft Visual Studio 11

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Ever since its development information unveiled to the public, Visual Studio 11 has received lots of concerns and discussions from software developers. The latest beta version was released in early this month. Download

So finally I had the chance to open Visual Studio 11 Beta after hours of waiting and setting up Windows 8 virtual environment. The first thing I must say is that, the Metro UI is revolutionary, neat and of great simplicity. Comparing to the popular Mac OS X UI, Windows has at last found its own style.

1. Trouble-free Installation
2. Developer-friendly UI
3. IDE Enhancements
4. Connect to Team Foundation Server
5. Other Improvements
6. Installation Requirements
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1. Trouble-free Installation

The installation is unbelievably trouble-free! It took me about only 5 minutes to walk through the process. Double-click, install then finish.
If installed on Windows 8, the VS 11 will put several tiles on the Metro screen. A system restart is required after the installation to update all added components.

VS 11 Beta install

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