One of the great things about 2012 is that I am not in our office nearly 100% of the time during business hours. This is the first time I have been able to work from our office this much in about 4 years. In fact, we have moved three times during that four years and I have only averaged about 10-25% of my time in the office.
This means I can actually setup my desk for development instead of business related tasks only. That means THREE MONITORS! My first reaction after a week with this setup: I never want to go back to two monitors.
Visual Studio is a beast when it comes to multi-monitor support. It remembers where you placed your floating windows and keeps track of all the other goodies. I do wish I could detach a document and then make it dockable by other monitors, but at least with Windows+Left and Windows+Right and I quickly tile the documents on the external monitors.
So far with an MVC application I have been working on I was able to have SQL Server, Visual Studio, detached Solution/Property/Team Explorer and my browsers all open at the same time. I can already find a use for going with 6 monitors now, but that will have to wait…
I am definitely excited to see this new setup working for some of our SharePoint consulting and Team Foundation Server help we do. Those projects always have a need for multiple applications and flipping between quickly to get the job done.