Windows Server 2012 RC and Window 8 Release Preview are now available – Plus VS 2012

Time to start burning through bandwidth.

Latest pre release versions are now available

Windows 8 Release Preview
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx

First found via http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/

Also Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate is also available.
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us

Visual Studio 11 Beta – Dark Theme using White Background – Fix

Last night I was playing around with the Visual Studio 11 settings and something I did caused the dark theme to use a white background.  Reselecting the dark theme did not reset the background.  After consulting Bing, I found the fix.  This is a known issue with a simple fix.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davedev/archive/2012/05/07/help-visual-studio-11-beta-dark-theme-incorrectly-using-white-background.aspx