ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012 RC Announced

In a blog, StottGu announced the new RC for ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012. 

You can download and learn more about ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 here >

This new RC extends the existing ASP.NET runtime and adds new web tooling to Visual Studio 2012. Some of the key features added to this release:

Enhanced Web Publishing including selective publishing 

ASP.NET MVC Templates including Facebook integration, single page application and more.

Enhanced ASP.NET Web API has several new features including ASP.NET Web API OData, ASP.NET Web API Tracing, and ASP.NET Web API Help Page.
    Windows Azure Authentication makes it simple to enable authentication for web applications hosted on Windows Azure using Windows Azure Active Directory. You can authenticate Office365 users, corporate accounts synced from on-premise Active Directory or users created in your own custom Windows Azure Active Directory domain.
      ASP.NET SignalR makes it simple to add real-time web capabilities to your ASP.NET application, using WebSockets if available and automatically falling back to other techniques when it isn’t.
        ASP.NET FriendlyURLs makes it very easy for web forms developers to generate cleaner looking URLs(without the .aspx extension). It requires little to no configuration and can be used with existing ASP.NET v4.0 applications. The FriendlyURLs feature also makes it easier for developers to add mobile support to their applications, by supporting switching between desktop and mobile views.

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