Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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As announced on the Building Windows 8 blog and on Jason Zander’s blog among other places, a developer preview of Windows 8 is available for download. One of the download options for the Windows 8 Developer Preview includes a pre-installed version of the developer tools, including Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 developer preview.
Here are some links to help you get started downloading and using the Windows 8 Developer Preview and the associated developer tools:
Rob Mensching posted some additional information on his blog about setup features in Visual Studio 11. There are a couple of key points that he mentioned in his post that I want to highlight here as well: