Download Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview


A month ago Microsoft held a special event on September 14, 2011 called Build Conference, and there Microsoft announced the release of “Visual Studio 2011 Developer Preview”.


An integrated development environment that seamlessly spans the entire life cycle of software creation, including architecture, user interface design, code creation, code insight and analysis, code deployment, testing, and validation, is known as Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. With this release additional support has been added for the most advanced Microsoft platforms, including the next version of Windows (code-named “Windows 8”) and Windows Azure, and enables you to target platforms across devices, services, and the cloud.

This preview permits you to test apprises and improvements made since Visual Studio 2010, including the following:

  • Support for the most advanced platforms from Microsoft, including Windows 8 and Windows Azure, as well as a host of language enhancements.
  • Different new features such as code clone detection, code review workflow, enhanced unit testing, lightweight requirements, production intelliTrace™, exploratory testing, and fast context switching.

The benefit of installing this latest preview is that it can be run side by side with the existing Visual Studio 2010 installation. The preview offers an opportunity for developers to use the software and give feedback before the final release.

Inside Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview, the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview is also installed as part of it.

To make Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview run successfully on your system make sure that you system fulfills the required system requirements. Below you can check out the required system requirements.

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
  • Windows Server Developer Preview (x64)

Supported Architectures:

  •  32-bit (x86)
  • 64-bit (x64)

Hardware Requirements:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor.
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine).
  • 5.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • 5400 RPM hard drive.
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution.

Download Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.

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Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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