clip_image002Visual Studio 11 is retooled for Metro development in Windows 8. However, there is *so* much more than that. Visual Studio 11 has a rich set of new features and capabilities. Here are some links to check out what new in the BETA:

Visual Studio 11 BETA Homepage Visual Studio 11 Product Guide
Visual Studio 11 Product Comparison
Visual Studio 11 ALM VM and Labs
Visual Studio 11 Beta Overview by Jason Zander Visual Studio 11 Beta Readme
Visual Studio 11 Learning Library

My blog here? (Visual Studio 11: New Features Preview)
My interview with Boris Jabes. (GPU debugging)