I think this is an especially great opportunity for web developers who are less experienced with Visual Studio to see just how well integrated the coding, debugging, testing, and deployment experiences are with Visual Studio. This template works with the Professional, Premium, Ultimate, and Express for Web editions of Visual Studio 2012. But if you don't have Visual Studio, you can get Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web for free.
We have some improvements in mind that we’ll share in the coming weeks, but I wanted to share this now and get your feedback as well as ideas for future work.
I also want to thank Christopher Bennage from the patterns & practices team for advising us and getting us up to speed with some of what it means to be a “modern” web app.
Happy coding, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!