Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ISO is now available for free download via Microsoft Download Center. Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview is prerelease software and should not be used in production scenarios.
"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," Microsoft stated.
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 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."
"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," noted Microsoft.
This preview can be installed to run side by side with an existing Visual Studio 2010 installation.
The .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview is also installed as part of Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.
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.
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.
You can Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview ISO here.