The Visual Studio team has just released the October Edition of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Now is a great time to start learning more.

The VS Developer Preview was released during BUILD conference last September. This training kit provides a set of hands-on labs to Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET 4.5 (WebForms and general), ALM with Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 as well as Metro style apps.

Getting started

  1. Download the offline or online Training Kit installer
  2. Download any requirements such as the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview itself or Visual Studio 11 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine
  3. Follow the hands-on labs in the training kit, discover labs like Asynchronous programming in .NET 4.5, RESTful APIs with WCF Web API, Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 11, Unit Testing with Visual Studio 11: MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone and more.

Learning more

Apart from the training kit itself there are a set of great sessions recordings from the BUILD conference. A few noteworthy picks:

Future directions for C# and Visual Basic Future directions for C# and Visual Basic

What's new in Visual Studio 11 What's new in Visual Studio 11

 

What's new in Visual Studio 11 for Application Lifecycle Management What's new in Visual Studio 11 for Application Lifecycle Management

Advanced IntelliTrace in production with Visual Studio 11 Advanced IntelliTrace in production with Visual Studio 11