A Lap Around the Visual Studio 11 Development Environment

In this talk, you will take a quick look at some of the new features and enhancements of the next version of Visual Studio. A primary goal of this new release is to streamline the development environment, based on two big pillars: simplicity and speed. Simplicity means reducing the amount of buttons and windows simultaneously open in your daily developing tasks. Fewer tool windows, less clutter in the IDE, and fewer distractions are all improvements that will help you focus on the problem at hand and not on Visual Studio. Speed means improving the overall performance of Visual Studio, reducing the time needed to open a solution, build, debug, and so on. Speed also means finding what you are looking for and using commands more quickly and easily, without needing to browse several nested menus, or scroll through a very long list of items to find what you need.

Recorded: 4/18/2012


Robert Green

Robert Green is a Visual Studio expert and a featured instructor for several of our Visual Basic and Visual C# courses. He is currently a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform and Evangelism (DPE) group at Microsoft. He has also worked for Microsoft on the Developer Tools marketing team and as Community Lead on the Visual Basic team. Robert has several years of consulting experience focused on developer training and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections, and Advisor Live.