This is a huge product and impossible to cover fully in a short review. For example, there are also many changes in the languages and frameworks targeted by Visual Studio 11. What is impressive is that despite the huge scope of the IDE, this new version feels tidier, faster, and less bloated than its predecessor. These positive impressions are somewhat spoiled by Microsoft's monochrome obsession in the new UI. But even if the gray face-lift tends to make everything look the same, the work done to streamline the tools has been worthwhile.
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