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DevForce 2012

Last modified on February 12, 2013 15:39

DevForce 2012 is the seventh-generation release of the DevForce n-tier architecture. All customers with active DevForce 2010 subscriptions are eligible to upgrade to the corresponding edition of DevForce 2012 for free.

What's new?

In addition to all the traditional features you’ve come to love, DevForce now supports:

  • Windows 8 / WinRT, Windows Phone 8
  • Easy asynchronous programming with async/await
  • .NET 4.5 & Silverlight 5
  • Entity Framework 5
  • NuGet

Learn more about the new features in DevForce 2012.


DevForce will install binaries, tools, templates, and other artifacts on your development machine. Read Installing DevForce 2012 to learn about installation prerequisites and the DevForce 2012's NuGet installation process.

Migrating from DevForce 2010

DevForce 2012 is an evolutionary change over DevForce 2010. It's built upon support for .NET 4.5, Entity Framework 5, Silverlight 5, Windows Store apps, and the new async/await pattern.

In addition to requiring Visual Studio 2012, there are a few breaking changes between DevForce 2010 and DevForce 2012. We recommend you read Migrating from DevForce 2010 before making the jump.

Using the DevForce 2012 compatibility pack

Use the DevForce 2012 Compatibility Pack to ease the migration of existing DevForce 2010 projects using the "operation/callback" asynchronous API to DevForce 2012.

Getting started

Ready to get started? Let's watch a few videos, explore a few code samples, start writing some code.

Created by DevForce on September 24, 2012 12:59

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