Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

As developers around the world create applications for an ever-growing set of devices and uses, the need for a powerful toolset that can support faster innovation is essential. With today’s launch of Visual Studio 2012, developers have a simplified, integrated experience that can help them create compelling experiences across multiple connected devices powered by continuous services, regardless of platform.

Visual Studio 2012 contains a variety of tools that create transparency, reduce inefficiency, and accelerate project flow. Columbia Sportswear developers today described how they used a combination of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 to facilitate collaboration by cross-platform teams, including Java and .NET developers, in the process “saving hundreds of hours of development time.”

Today’s launch follows last month’s news that Microsoft LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 provides broader support for open standards like OData, allowing for the faster production of business applications that run well across multiple platforms and devices.

To learn more about how Visual Studio customers are creating great app experiences across platforms, watch the launch event keynote with Microsoft Corporate Vice Presidents, S. Somasegar and Jason Zander.