RangerTalk - What's new and exciting in .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012

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Are you wondering what shipped with .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012? If yes, you are not alone! Get some popcorn, a large mug of coffee and join Robert MacLean, Technology Specialist, ALM MVP and Distinguished ALM Ranger, who takes us on an Epic journey with three exciting adventures filled with lots of practical demonstrations to give us an captivating insight into .NET 4.5, Visual Studio 2012 and lots more.

Introduction [00:00]

Part 1 - .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012
Understand what is new and exciting in .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012, and benefit from learning's, mistakes made and practical guidance.

  • [03:25] .NET History
  • [09:07] Cadence is increasing. Moving from 2010 to 2012.
  • [16:54] Async is very powerful
  • [42:21] VS is the best Web Development tool

Part 2 – LightSwitch

Part 3 – Windows Store Apps

Conclusion [01:47:47]



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      Joe Deller

      Small bugette at ~36.29
      The example for Task.WhenAny(t,Task.Delay(1000)); has an error.
      You still have :
      resultsTextBlock.Text = t.ToString();
      this should be :
      resultsTextBlock.Text = t.Result.ToString();
      otherwise you are returning a Task to the textblock, not the value

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