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Microsoft reveals final Visual Studio 11 product lineup and specs

Microsoft has revealed its plans for the final Visual Studio 11 product lineup and specifications. Visual Studio 11, which is soon to enter Release Candidate phase of testing, will feature an Ultimate edition, as well as a Professional and Premium editions.

Visual Studio 11 will feature a Professional edition that will work as an entry-level developer edition. The Premium edition will feature the complete package for diagnostic and testing tools while the Ultimate edition will be the all in one design and testing suite. Visual Studio 11 will also feature some user interface changes, all thanks to feeback received from beta testers. The changes include a lighter shade of grey for the overall theme and color added to the status bar. On top of that, VS11 will be less-Metro. Visual Studio 11 will require Windows 7 or higher in order to work.

Visual Studio 11 will also come with tooling support for Windows Phone and Windows Azure. “A common question that we’ve received since the Visual Studio 11 Beta release is related to tooling support for Windows Phone and Windows Azure. To make sure customers have the latest tools with the latest platform offering we’ll be releasing Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone with the next release of Windows Phone,” Microsoft adds.

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