For those of you who are already playing with the Beta version of Visual Studio 11, we have some exciting updates, as well as a bit of a roadmap to share. We have been (and will continue) working very closely with Microsoft to make sure all of our products support the beta. I am happy to report that most of our products are compatible with the beta and can be downloaded today:
Visual Studio Productivity Plug-ins:
Sitefinity Thunder. You probably haven’t heard of this one as it is brand new and coming out with our Sitefinity 5 release. It is a new plug-in for Visual Studio which will allow developers to create and maintain themes, widgets, and dynamic modules in the Visual Studio environment. Sitefinity Thunder will also connect to any of your websites and modify them on the go.
.NET Framework 4.5:
JustDecompile - While it is a standalone tool, it still deserves a mention as it is compatible with .NET Framework 4.5 which goes hand in hand with the Visual Studio 11 Beta.
For the rest of the tools (RadControls for Silverlight / WPF, Telerik JustCode) we have a few kinks to work out with the Visual Studio team. Thanks to our friends at Microsoft VSIP Program, we are in close touch with engineers at Microsoft to make these available to you ASAP. Currently we are targeting compativility with our Service Pack 1 in the Q1 2012 timefrmame, roughly mid-to-late March. Lastly, our controls for Windows Phone will be compatible as soon as Visual Studio Beta supports Windows Phone as one of the target platforms.
Until then, for all of you who like to live on the edge, you can grab Visual Studio 11 Beta here. Stay tuned to our blogs for future updates on VS11 Beta, and final version, compatibility.