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Bryon Root on Visual Studio ALM

When I was given the opportunity to ramp up on Visual Studio 11, my first thought was: “Sure! I will look at it when I have some extra time.” I was thinking that the new version would include some new features and some new look to the Visual Studio IDE. Boy was I wrong!

After seeing the new interface and the list of new features, I quickly told myself that I need to make time to review and become familiar with the new changes and look-and-feel of the new Visual Studio 11.

The first thing you will notice is the dramatic interface change.  The interface defaults with a light background and the same tools-set, like Server Explorer, Tool Box, Team Explorer, and Solution Explorer that we all have been accustomed too.

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One of the first things I did was change the background from light to Dark. You can do this by going through the following steps:

Tools | Options | General | Color theme: | Select Dark | OK

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After a few seconds, the background is now in the Dark theme mode. (Which I personally like.)

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I realize that this is a small change, but this is just one of the new base features that Visual Studio 11 has. Another change is the Web Access interface, which also received a face-lift.

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The next trick is to find where the new features are located and how they will enhance and make development more productive.

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Do you want to move to Visual Studio 11 NOW? For help moving forward, please contact Rick.Flath@nwcadence.com.

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