Top 5 New Features in Visual Studio 2012
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- Game Development Support - Game development support is included in Visual Studio including first rate debugging of multithreaded XNA games. It also includes visual designers for 2D and 3D gaming.
- Semantic Code Analysis - Visual Studio 2012 has come a long way from FxCop. Code Analysis features in VS 2012 include semantic code analysis, i.e. not just syntax but the actual logic of your code. This allows for better refactoring including my personal favorite feature, finding copy/paste code and refactoring to use inheritance.
- Team Development Improvements - Many of the new features for teams center around the upcoming Team Foundation Server 2012 release. These include performing code reviews, an enhanced diff tool, and offline workspaces. There have also been some very nice improvements in Agile/Scrum management with the new TFS Scrum Project template.
So what feaures are you anxiously awaiting? Hit the comment links below and let us know.