We are in Seattle for Microsoft's Visual Studio event, interviews and more

Neowin is in Seattle to cover Microsoft's launch of Visual Studio 2012, interview execs and bring more light to Microsoft's latest Visual Studio launch. While we know there are a few other things happening tomorrow, the Visual Studio event caters to a slightly different crowd and if you make your living developing software, this is your event.

Along with covering any new announcements, we will also be interviewing Soma Somasegar who is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Soma will also be doing an AMA on Reddit later this week (Friday, 9/14, at 11:00am - Pacific); He'll be taking questions related to the launch of Visual Studio 2012, the current landscape for developers and developing for modern platforms, and related topics. If you have any questions you would like answered, let us know below.

The events kickoff tomorrow at 930am PST with keynotes, an industry panel, and interviews. We will be covering all of the announcements from the event so make sure to check back tomorrow for all the information as it happens. 

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Can you ask, which genius came up with the idea to render the chrome directly in VS instead of having it handled by the OS itself?

Also why doesn't "File > Open Website > Ftp Site" support secure connections like FTP over Explicit SSL? Its nuts that they still have support for FrontPage Extensions when that hasn't been included with IIS since version 7 came out in 2008. Still nothing for secure FTP or WebDAV (which are fully supported in IIS).

WebDAV is as good as dead due to the inconsistent implementations every other vendor has done. Even for their own stuff, they'd rather push other practices than relying on WebDAV.

Could you ask when Azure is going to officially support .NET 4.5? The VS/Azure/IIS/.NET teams seem to be dodging this question, pretty disappointing there's no support yet.

ZakO said,
Could you ask when Azure is going to officially support .NET 4.5? The VS/Azure/IIS/.NET teams seem to be dodging this question, pretty disappointing there's no support yet.

Just copy the .NET 4.5 assemblies in the /bin folder of your application (add reference) and set the property 'Copy Local' to true I have MVC 4 .NET 4.5 apps in azure and discountasp.net hosting

gregalto said,
Can you please see if Soma will give any more info on why Metro was canned?

Yes, please ask Soma directly. I don't like rumors.