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Visual Studio 11 / .NET 4.5 Roadmap

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  • Is the roadmap for Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 the same as the roadmap for Windows 8?

    I want use async/await in my apps TODAY :)

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:56 AM

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  • Hi Linus,

    so in the next refresh of the VS tech preview (I believe this will be the Beta release) it looks like the EULA will potentially get changed that permits the usage of async tech preview in production.  This isn't to be confused with the full "Go Live" support scenario that you might have seen in past betas, the next EULA just removes the tech preview clause that prohibits production use.   There is always the danger of compatibility between the Dev Preview, the beta, and the RTM release but it looks like there will be greater flexibility in future builds of Visual Studio even if it is not the RTM version.

     

    thanks Linus,

    mike

    Microsoft Developer Support

    • Marked as answer by Chris Sells Monday, October 10, 2011 2:53 PM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:54 PM
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  • I would expect so*, but Microsoft has not announced this officially yet.

    * More specifically, I would image that the VS 11 will RTM around Windows 8 RC to let the developers time to build and publish their application using the final version of VS so they are ready when Windows 8 RTMs.

    • Edited by MCCZ Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:13 AM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:11 AM
  • Is the roadmap for Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 the same as the roadmap for Windows 8?

    I want use async/await in my apps TODAY :)

    You still can use the async ctp today.
    • Proposed as answer by A.Carter Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:01 PM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:01 PM
  • True.

    I tried it actually but had problems with the installation. And also as I understood the documentation it requires me to not update Visual Studio in any other way or the async stuff will disappear. So what happens if I install Siliverlight 5 RC?

    /Linus

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:31 PM
  • Sounds reasonable. :)
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:31 PM
  • Hi Linus,

     

    let me check with the product group on what they are willing to say at this point in time on the roadmap.

     

    thanks for the patience!

    mike

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:20 AM
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  • Hi Linus,

    so in the next refresh of the VS tech preview (I believe this will be the Beta release) it looks like the EULA will potentially get changed that permits the usage of async tech preview in production.  This isn't to be confused with the full "Go Live" support scenario that you might have seen in past betas, the next EULA just removes the tech preview clause that prohibits production use.   There is always the danger of compatibility between the Dev Preview, the beta, and the RTM release but it looks like there will be greater flexibility in future builds of Visual Studio even if it is not the RTM version.

     

    thanks Linus,

    mike

    Microsoft Developer Support

    • Marked as answer by Chris Sells Monday, October 10, 2011 2:53 PM
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:54 PM
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  • Hi Mike,

    That sounds great. Do you have any information on when we can expect the RTM?

    Thanks

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:24 AM
  • Hi Linus,

     

    unfortunately I can't comment on release dates yet.  As we get closer, I will let you know. 

     

    much appreciated,

    mike

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:00 PM
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