Today, E-mails have been sent out by Microsoft offering Visual Studio 11 Beta. The design seems to be more slick, cleaner and easier on the eyes. It looks a lot better then Visual Studio 2010.
In the e-mail Microsoft says:
Get Visual Studio 11 Beta today and start preparing for the next generation of
development. You can’t predict the future, but you can get there first:
• Visual Studio 11 Beta runs alongside Visual Studio 2010. You can even
Go Live with Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta!
• New HTML and CSS editors extend Visual Studio’s rich editing capabilities to
make HTML 5 and CSS 3 development more productive, as well as enrich
traditional HTML development.
• Visual Studio 11 gives you the tools required to build and deploy Windows Azure
applications, including project templates, a seamless debugging experience, and
• New designers make building Windows 8 Metro and traditional Windows desktop
applications easier and faster than ever.
Picture of the new GUI: