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Article – What’s New for SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2012 – Part I

Posted by Joy

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 back in September 2012. Visual Studio 2012 comes with number of new features and number of enhancements for Windows, Web, SharePoint, Mobile and Cloud development areas.

Microsoft released SharePoint 2013 also back in November 2012. Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2012 is the official IDE for developing applications for SharePoint 2013. Not only that, Visual Studio 2012 supports developing application for SharePoint 2010 as well. What a wonderful release..?

With this and number of upcoming posts, I’m going to showcase some of the cool features available in Visual Studio 2012 for SharePoint developers.

As the start, following are the list of new and enhanced features available in Visual Studio 2012 for SharePoint development:

  • Streamlined SharePoint Project Templates
  • Create Lists and Content Types by Using New Designers
  • Create Site Columns
  • Create Silverlight Web Parts
  • Publish SharePoint Solutions to Remote SharePoint Servers
  • Test SharePoint Performance by Using Profiling Tools
  • Create Sandboxed Visual Web Parts
  • Better IntelliSense support in Sandboxed solutions
  • Better support for JavaScript Debugging and IntelliSense for JavaScript
  • Test Your Code by Using Microsoft Fakes Framework
  • Apps development support for Office and SharePoint 

I will be writing number of future posts to discuss some of these useful features in details. Please have faith.