The recently released Android++ in closed beta enables you to build Android apps using Visual Studio with support for zero hardware restrictions, MSBuild, LLVM, GCC in addition to integrated GDB debugging.
The recently released updated VS Anywhere, a real time collaboration tool for Visual Studio includes web workspace, moderated sessions, cooperative merge in addition to several bug fixes.
The recently released Visual Commander Professional v1.3 includes 99 commands, 50 extensions including syntax highlighting for C#. It also provides an ability to select default language for new commands and extensions by selecting the macro language in addition to several improvements.
Sync Block Edit is a Visual Studio extension which simplifies code editing in multiple files.
Visual Studio 2012 RC introduced a feature called "project round-tripping", which can make it possible for teams to work on a project in either Visual Studio 2010 or 2012. Microsoft states that most projects will work with round-tripping, though others like Visual Studio Installer, Windows Phone, and Windows Mobile are not yet supported.
Red Gate's .NET Demon is a new Visual Studio tool that continuously tests, compiles, and auto-saves code in the background.
ReSharper 6.1 promises to alleviate many performance problems with ReSharper 6 in Visual Studio 2010. In addition to bugfixes, the pre-release includes new features such as the async/await keywords, an updated settings engine, and experimental support for Visual Studio 11.
MSDeploy is a utility for migrating and synchronizing websites between servers. It can create a package to deploy web content, databases, and IIS configuration, and can also be used to keep web server farms synchronized.
PowerGUI brings PowerShell scripting support to Visual Studio. This extension by Quest Software leverages the PowerGUI standalone tool to provide syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, debugging and more for PowerShell scripts inside Visual Studio.
Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is a language used to construct formulas in PowerPivot tables and Excel PivotTables. Until this point there hasn't been an editor for DAX that supports syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, and other basic Visual Studio Features.
Microsoft has released new tools to accelerate development of custom components in Dynamics CRM 2011 solutions. At the same time, they published an update to Dynamics CRM Online that includes better integration with Office 365 and the introduction of social capabilities.
Publishing improvements, Team Build capability and streamlined service creation allow developers to centrally manage all aspects of application creation and deployment.
Microsoft has released Windows Azure Tools 1.4, an update to the Visual Studio extension that allows developers to create applications for Windows Azure. The new features include performance profiling, MVC 3 support, package validation, and support for multiple service configurations.
NuGet will now be available in version 1.4 which improves over version 1.3 with features such as ability to manage packages at the solution level, improvement in Update–Package command, support in constraining the range of versions while updating packages and more. Along with the new features there are total of 88 work item fixes, 71 out of those being bug fixes.