Introducing Visual Studio 2012

by Davina V
Microsoft has just released the news of the newest version of ┬áVisual Studio 2012. It has gone with a metro style look and feel that I like about it. They have done more cosmetic transformations than useful transformations. Some of the useful ones include a team transformation server upgrade meaning that “The first is the ability to use SQL backups of existing Team Foundation Server instances to create (upgrade) a new Team Foundation instance during the initial setup” (Zander, 2012).

I am not so sure what I feel about these two articles that I read about. One was very short, the other while full of praises for Visual Studio made it seem that while the performance improvements were noteworthy it was advertising the more cosmetic upgrades rather that what happened to improve the program.

This is related to CIS in general because while you do not have to grab every new toy that comes out of the market. One has to know what comes out with which new features and try them when working in generally most jobs in the market to promote themselves.


Jackson, J. (2012, May 31). Microsoft previews new versions of visual studio and .net. . Retrieved from

Zander, J. (2012, May 31). [Web log message]. Retrieved from

5 thoughts on “Introducing Visual Studio 2012

  • June 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Interesting topic. I wasn’t really a fan of Visual Studio 2010, and I’ve never played around with Visual Studio 2012 so I can’t say I have an opinion on it myself. It might be more aesthetically pleasing, however, I wonder if it performs up to par compared to its predecessors Looking forward to hearing more about Visual Studio 2012 as time goes on..

  • June 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

    One thing I found out after using visual studio 2010 is that it is somewhat sluggish and not as lightweight as I like to be. Also, I wish that they would implement a lot more options for the validation because there were some things such as check boxes and radio buttons validators were missing and the only way to do that is to create a custom validator and that can be time consuming if we don’t understand the code behind it.

  • June 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Interesting post, this was also my first time using visual studio 2010 and I didn’t really know what to expect. It seemed a bit easier to use than eclipse because you could just drag and drop but at the same time I felt it was more convenient when searching for java documentation than I’d still like to see what types of improvements VS 2012 includes.

  • June 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I like the choice in articles. I find it always interesting to see what the newest versions of software are going to have and how they have modified old technologies in the newest version. Good article. Thanks!

  • June 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I did a very similar article this week. I like that the new features match the style and direction of the company. Windows 8 is a really good chance for Microsoft to solidify their position in the mobile world.

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