For those of you who like the new features of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012, you will need to get ready for continuous delivery. Microsoft is ramping up to start delivering a CTP for the mentioned products every 3 weeks and having those roll up to quarterly updates. That is going to be an amazing change!
You can find the list of the first CTP’s at Charles Sterling’s Blog located here.
As many of you aware, SQL Server can be a bit of a pig when it comes to system resources on your development machine. As part of the 2012 products Microsoft has added SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB which is a happy medium for myself when thinking about having to install a full blown SQL Server on my box. This however does not work in all cases for all development but if you are doing web or local client development then it should suffice.