Visual Studio 2012 is adding some features for SharePoint 2010 development. The following items have been added. Check out the links below for more details. I have to say, I wish these would have been released sooner, but late is better than never.

  • Create lists and Content Types by using new designers
  • Create Site Columns
  • Create Silverlight webparts
  • Publish SharePoint solutions to remote SharePoint server
  • Test SharePoint Performance by using profiling tools
  • Create Sandboxed Visual webparts
  • Improved support for Sandboxed solutions
  • Support for JavaScript debugging and Intelligence for JavaScript
  • Streamlined SharePoint Project Templates
  • Test you code by using Microsoft Fakes Framework

What’s new for SP Development in the VS2012 RC - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee290856(v=VS.110).aspx
SharePoint Development in Visual Studio (2012) - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330921(v=vs.110).aspx