What is the community recommendation regarding SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010 vs. 2012? I am allowed to install 2010 Pro on my new machine or I may choose 2012 Pro. There may not be a right or wrong answer, but I'd love some feedback. I feel like I will fall behind in other development efforts if I hold to 2010. Thanks.
It is a personal choice of which one you prefer. I prefer to use Visual Studio 2012 and I haven't had any problems developing solutions for SharePoint 2010.
If you want to try out 2012 then don't let the SharePoint version hold you back.
Thanks. That's what I needed. I appreciate you taking the time.– SeanMar 14, 2013 at 19:30
How to get the project templates for SP 2010 in VS 2012? Am unable to see the SP 2010 empty project templates, from where will I download? Dec 10, 2015 at 10:59
VS 2012 will work with SP 2010 (but not with SP 2007).
Cheers mate. Thanks for the input. Is it preferable in your opinion to VS2010 for SP2010 development?– SeanMar 14, 2013 at 19:29
If you have a team that has an existing VS2010/SP2010 development process, I see no need to upgrade VS (until you update to SP2013). But if you're starting fresh with SP2010, I'd go VS2012. Mar 16, 2013 at 18:44
Lots of content on MSDN. Also, I wrote an article with more details from the SP2010 perspective that will be published in the Dutch Information Workers eMagazine "real soon now."