Visual Studio 11 Beta Free Download

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By admin, February 29, 2012

Welcome to Visual Studio 11 Beta & .NET Framework 4.5 Beta!

Before installing this pre-release software, you should review the associated readme files for system requirements and a list of known issues:

  • Visual Studio 11 Beta Readme
  • .NET Framework 4.5 Beta Readme
  • Team Foundation Server Beta Readme Read more »

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Download

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By admin, February 29, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding Windows XP and earlier). You can find system requirements and additional information in the FAQ and in the links on this page.

Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC. Read more »

Microsoft Office 15 apps to include ‘touch mode’

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By admin, February 28, 2012

The coming Office 15 client apps all seem to be getting a new ‘touch mode’ button that will enable them to work better on touch-centric devices.

It looks like Office 15 client apps are going to get more touchy, but in a way that won’t force touch on users who don’t want or need it.

One of the big questions many Microsoft watchers have had is how Microsoft plans to make its next-generation Office client apps more touch-friendly, so that they’ll be optimized to work on tablets and PCs running the touch-optimized Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft officials already shared that the four Office 15 apps that will be “included” on Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) tablets will be Desktop apps, not WinRT-based Metro-Style apps. So how will Microsoft make these versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote work better with touch than their current-generation counterparts? Read more »

Windows 8 Consumer Preview , Visual Studio 11 Beta Set for February 29

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By admin, February 28, 2012

Microsoft announced that it’s timing its Windows 8 Consumer Preview release with the availability of beta versions of Visual Studio 11 and NET Framework 4.5. All are now set to be released Feb. 29. Microsoft made the announcement during a during a “sneak preview” of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework betas. The releases coincide with the launch of the Windows Store for Metro-style applications. The Visual Studio 11 beta supports integration into the Windows Store.

Both Visual Studio and .NET Framework have been updated since the previews were released last September at the Microsoft BUILD conference, and will include a free Team Foundation Server Express beta. TFS Express is a subset of Team Foundation Server 11, that provides source code control, work item tracking, build automation and an Agile taskboard, among other features, for up to five developers. Read more »

Microsoft Office 2012 Technical Preview Review

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By admin, February 24, 2012

Microsoft’s next-generation Office suite recently reached the Technical Preview stage, allowing third parties to test Microsoft’s pre-beta code. The software giant released early copies of Office 2012 to a number of businesses, partners and OEMs in January ahead of a public beta this summer. Thanks to a source with access to the Technical Preview, we’ve been able to get a closer look at Microsoft’s plans for its next Office suite.

Office 2012 applications all run as standard desktop apps across Windows 7 and Windows 8, and some will even come packaged in an ARM edition of Windows 8 later this year. Office 15 takes a different approach to design, minimizing the ribbon by default and using a full screen “backstage” menu (similar to Office 2010) with navigation controls on the left. A pin icon controls whether the ribbon interface is open or minimized, and it remains largely untouched at this stage of development. Microsoft’s Outlook 15 application, missing from the company’s preview of Office 2012 on ARM, looks the most changed – with a Metro-style navigation at the bottom of the application and the switch to “People” instead of the traditional “Contacts” naming. Read more »

Microsoft says Office for iPad story is based on ‘inaccurate rumors and speculation’

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By admin, February 22, 2012

 The Daily got a lot of folks hopes up earlier today with a rumor that Office would soon be making an appearance on the iPad, but Microsoft is now throwing a bit of cold water on that news. While it’s not exactly an outright denial that such an app is coming, a Microsoft spokesperson has now told The New York Times’ Bits website that “The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation,” adding only that it has “no further comment” at this time. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, however, is further reporting that Microsoft is specifically saying that the screenshot accompanying The Daily’s story is not a real picture of a Microsoft product. Read more »

Take an early tour of Windows 8′s Office 15

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By admin, February 10, 2012

Curious about Office 15? Microsoft has showed off what it will look like on Windows 8.

Microsoft has offered a preview of what Office 2012 will look like. The software suite doesn’t have a launch date yet, but its release could come by the end of the year. The Metro tile for Office 2012 doesn’t currently show anything but the Office icon, although it could show more in future builds. Read more »

Getting touchy with Office 2012, Surface 2.0 and Windows 8

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By admin, February 9, 2012

Touch technologies are advancing across the Microsoft product lines, in everything from Office 2012, to Surface 2.0, to Windows 8.

Here’s a round-up of some recent touch-centric Microsoft tidbits:

Radial menus revisited: After The Verge recently wrote about Office 2012 possibly adopting a new touch-friendly “radial menu” concept, Microsoft watchers have been rifling through videos and docs trying to figure out exactly what this might be. My new favorite educated guess comes from reader @mcakins, who points out that the InkSeine project from Microsoft Research includes a mention of radial menus. Read more »

Microsoft Office 2012 Begins Technical Preview: Tablet Readiness Questioned

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By admin, February 6, 2012

A handful of tight-lipped customers are getting their eyes on Microsoft Office 15 for the first time, as the software enters its Technical Preview phrase.

During the Technical Preview, Microsoft gets feedback from a select group of customers, who are bound to non-disclosure agreements. That allows Microsoft to test the software without revealing features or other details to the public.

A public beta for Microsoft Office 15–a codename for what will likely become Office 2012 or Office 2013–is scheduled for this summer. No word yet on a release date. Read more »

What are your plans for the Windows 8 beta?

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By admin, February 6, 2012

Over the past few months, Windows 8 has been publicly demoed and discussed in detail more than any other software program I can remember. Has all that information made you more eager to try Windows 8? Or are you starting to feel post-PC ennui? Vote in my poll, and help me focus my coverage.

The last time Microsoft released a Windows beta was in January 2009. That early release of Windows 7 attracted three million users, and it got generally favorable reviews, including word-of-mouth feedback.

Windows 8 has already been shown off thoroughly in well-rehearsed public demos. The very-much-unfinished Windows 8 Developer Preview, released last September, has been downloaded more than three million times. It’s been sliced and diced and dissected, inside and outside Redmond. On the Building Windows 8 blog Microsoft has delivered a veritable firehose of information about what’s coming next. Read more »

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