@Ste:We have now fixed this. Thanks for pointing it out.
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@J C:Look for it to be published on the Visual Studio Gallery in the next week or so.
@jlomax:There are links to the ISO images on the download page for each version. For example, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29917 is the download page for Ultimate. Scroll down to the step 3 of the Instructions where you will find the download link for the ISO image.
@Chen: If you use Code First without Migrations, you will see this because EF changes the database to match the class structure you create. But if you use Database First that doesn't happen. EF creates the class structure to match the database. Check out Code First Migrations in the Part 2 video and at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2012/02/09/ef-4-3-code-based-migrations-walkthrough.aspx.
Let me know if you have additional concerns or questions.
@Jules: You say VS 11 is dreary. Do you mean Visual Studio in general? If so, wouldn't that also be true if you are building XAML apps, as well as non Metro style applications? The IDE is pretty much the same regardless of what type of application you are building.
Or are you saying that the problem is not Visual Studio, but the actual apps you build? I agree that the various templates don't have a lot of color in them. But you can use Blend to create good looking apps. Check out this week's episode (coming Wednesday) on using Blend to create good looking HTML based Metro style apps. And next week's episode will show using Blend with XAML based Metro style apps.
@Pritesh Ostwal:Preview properties without going to the Properties window? What would you want that to look like? How would it work?