Momentum is a fickle friend. When you have it you don’t want to lose it and when you don’t have it you’ll give almost anything to get it. I’d say Microsoft has the momentum because wow, what a week this is shaping up to be. First, Windows 8 releases to manufacturing (RTM), then Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 is completed and last but certainly not least, Outlook.com is previewed. Let’s not forget Office 2013 as that’s another noteworthy announcement (albeit last week).
I’ll leave the aforementioned blogs to get into the nitty-gritty details but here’s a high level overview of what some of these releases encompass:
Windows 8 RTM
Visual Studio 2012 RTM
Team Foundation Service
Staying true to my roots, I couldn’t leave out ALM so with that I highly recommend viewing Brian Harry’s interview on Team Foundation Service. If you’ve signed up for the service a while back and haven’t logged in lately you should as there’s a wealth of updates that have been deployed.
These are just a few of the product updates that have been released with even more to come so stay tuned!