I have a question. Does this mean that Visual Studio team will be using this technology when compiling the IDE itself, so that the startup times and performance of Visual Studio can take advantage of these benefits?
Is there any possibility of us getting direction on the future of WPF from someone at Microsoft? Should we still be investing in it? Amazing technology (and by far my favorite), but some concerns as things like HTML5/MVC get all the buzz, and we don't hear much about WPF any more.
@Flynn0r I agree to an extent here, the main thing I find really frustrating is differentiating file types in the solution explorer, and I know they are trying to clean up and erradicate toolbar commands to some extent, but some of them are useful and its hard there too.
Other than that I completely agree, VS11 is amazing and I'm already developing some production projects with it.
@ aL3891: The shell was rewritten in WPF, but there are still many many parts of it that are not such as many of the dialogs and docking items. I don't have any current advice for VS11 Installation since mine went smoothly but try checking the installation logs if there are any.
@Charles: Sure did, I watched the entire GoingNative 2012 conference over CH9 as well as all the talks, pretty sure I've almost watched ever language oriented video on this place. GoingDeep and Checking In with you and Erik Meijer was one of my favourites. As an independent developer doing this without any kind of degree, I thrive on learning from videos like these to gain expertise (Rather than just knowledge), whitepapers, et cetera, et cetera. So never stop the videos from coming!