THANK YOU for everyone who attended the Visual Studio 2012 Roadshow at our office. We really appreciate your attendance, feedback, and interaction!
My colleague, Steve Lange, and I gathered the content from the Denver, Lehi, and Tempe events and have posted them here:
Update 10/09/2012 – San Diego content
Update 10/10/2012 – Irvine content, Link to Martin’s keynote
We still have a few more events schedule in the Southwest District as well as the rest of the West Region.
Q: When is .NET 4.5 going to be added to Windows Azure?
A: We don’t have any specific timeframe other than “soon.” In the meantime, you can install .NET 4.5 framework into their web/worker/vm role via a startup script. Here’s a blog posting on how to do that: : http://danieljsinclair.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/how-i-got-net-4-5-rc-running-in-a-windows-azure-webrole/
Q: Suspend/Resume – Can you Suspend your work on one system and then Resume on another machine?
A: Yes, you can; however, it does not restore some of the metadata about your IDE layout, breakpoints, etc. Only the code changes are recovered, similar to just restoring a shelveset, and the suspended work is removed from the My Work information. This is a known gap that the product team is aware of and is investigating the best way to handle this.
Q.: Can you develop Windows 8 Store Apps on Windows Server 2012?
A.: Although Visual Studio 2012 will run on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012, Windows Store app development is only supported on Windows 8. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211386.aspx)