Alongside the launch of Windows 8 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers today, Microsoft has also released Visual Studio 2012, the latest version of its popular software development tool, for subscribers of both services.
In a blog post today, S. Somasegar, (yes, that is his name) the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, stated:
With Visual Studio 2012, we’re delivering a productive and powerful development experience, one that makes it easy to develop on your own or as part of a collaborative team, all the while building apps that target the latest platforms. The interesting question for every developer out there is - what app will you build today?
The company still plans to hold a more formal online launch event for Visual Studio 2012 on September 12th. Microsoft has yet to reveal any more details other than the date.
Somasegar also announced today that Microsoft has released Blend for Visual Studio 2012, this software program will give developers a way to make apps specifically for Windows 8 that are written in XAML and in HTML. Also available to download is a preview version of Blend + SketchFlow Preview for Visual Studio 2012 for making apps with WPF version 3.5/4.0/4.5, Silverlight 4.0/5.
Source: Visual Studio blog | Image via Microsoft