What’s New in Visual Studio 2012


The release of Visual Studio 2012 is just around the corner. Find out what to expect from this exciting new release. New features for web development, team collaboration, Windows 8 Metro app development and general IDE improvements will be covered.

Andy Schwam

Andy Schwam is a Microsoft .Net MVP and Manager of Custom Application Development at Global Indemnity where his team builds .Net applications, mostly for the web, that are maintainable, extensible and testable. Lately he has been working with Bots and Mobile apps. He has worked with .Net since 2003 and delivered many web based, data driven applications throughout his professional career. Andy is an experienced speaker and trainer and has spoken at a variety of user groups and events, presenting a variety of topics. Andy is a founding board member and organizer of TechBash, an annual conference for developers. He has been creating software applications since 1999.

John Petersen

John Petersen has been developing software for 20 years, starting with dBase, Clipper and FoxBase + thereafter, migrating to FoxPro and Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic. Other areas of concentration include Oracle and SQL Server – versions 6-2008. John is the Philadelphia Microsoft Practice Director for CEI America (www.ceiamerica.com), a Microsoft Gold Partner. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP. Today, his emphasis is on ASP MVC .NET applications. He is a current Microsoft ASP .NET MVP. In 1999, he wrote the definitive whitepaper on ADO for VFP Developers. In 2002, he wrote the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Databases for Que Publishing. John was a co-author of Visual FoxPro Enterprise Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock, Ron Talmadge and Eric Ranft. He was also a co-author of Visual Basic Web Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock and Richard Campbell. In 2004, John graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. He passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar exams and was in private practice for several years.

Rob Keiser

Rob Keiser is a .Net developer, Architect and freelance writer for PC Today magazine. He has been building Windows application using various languages and tools for the past 20 years. Rob has also created some Windows Phone applications including Lunar Phase and NOAA Buoy.