The Visual Studio team at Microsoft has released the next version of Visual Studio as a developer preview .
It is available as a free download for everyone here .
In brief , Visual Studio 11 provides an integrated development experience that spans the entire lifecycle of software creation from architecture to code creation, testing and beyond. This release adds support for Windows 8 and HTML 5, enabling you to target platforms across devices, services and the cloud . To get an in-depth walkthrough of the new features and enhancements in Visual Studio 11 , check out this video at the BUILD event that happened last month .
Alternatively , you can read about all the VS 11 highlights right here on MSDN .
Apart from this , the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit is also out now . This kit includes hands-on labs to help you understand how to take advantage of the variety of enhancements in Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5, how to support and manage the entire application lifecycle and how to build Windows Metro style apps .
So get started with coding and developing on the new VS 11 environment , and hope you have fun using it !!