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Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

Office Developer Tools for VS2012

Today we released Office Developer Tools for VS2012 RTW and is available for download here –

There are some great updates to this release, few mentioned below:

First and foremost, you do not need to run Visual Studio 2012 as an administrator to build apps for SharePoint!

[Well, there are some corner cases, but overall, you don’t have to run as an admin Smile]

Support for debugging remote events locally (remote event receivers, app events)

Debugging remote events

Import and deploy custom search configuration settings from your app


Support for Windows Azure cloud service projects

Azurize Apps

Support for root items in your solution (Root Folders – My favorite! Smile )

Root folder items

Continuous integration support with Team Foundation Service

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