Visual Studio 2010 had been in testing ( betas, release candidate ) since some time now . Today, Microsoft has finally launched Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Silverlight 4 will also be released to Web in the later part of this week.
Visual Studio 2010, currently at release candidate status, will finally be launched on April 12, at DevConnections 2010 in Las Vegas. The Visual Studio Conference & Expo will serve as the launching pad for the much awaited next generation of Microsoft’s IDE which will support development for Windows 7, SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Windows Azure, Silverlight 4, WPF and other products ( probably Windows Phone 7 Series as well) . The launch event will span over 3 days and feature keynotes from greats such as Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools Business and Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of .NET Developer Platform. The launch event will also have sessions by speakers from the industry on topics such as Silverlight, WPF, WF, WCF, Application Lifecycle Management, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET 4.0 AJAX, ASP.NET MVC and many more.
Visual Studio 2010, the latest version of Microsoft’s IDE with a new improved UI built using WPF and tools for Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010 development has already been delayed. Originally slated for 22nd March, the release was delayed to performance issues. The latest launch date has been set for April 12, 2010. Appropriately, Microsoft has delivered a release candidate build for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 framework. It is currently available for download to MSDN subscribers while it will be available for public download on 10th February.
Visual Studio 2010 is the latest version of Microsoft’s IDE which has a new improved UI build using WPF, tools for Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010, drag and drop bindings for Silverlight and WPF, parallel programming support and the inclusion of Dynamic Language Runtime for programming with scripting languages. The release of Visual Studio 2010 was delayed (originally 22nd March) due to some performance issues but now the new launch date is April 12, 2010 according to Mary Jo Foley who picked it up from Developer Division’s Marketing and Communications Manager Rob Caron’s blog.
Microsoft has made available the public release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. All three different SKUs of Visual Studio 2010 are available to try out including Professional, Premium and Ultimate Edition in the form of web installers. .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 is also available in x86, x64 and ia64 versions, also through a web installer. [Download links available at the end of this post]
Microsoft has just announced the release date for Visual Studio 2010. Users will be able to get their hands on the final version of Visual Studio 2010 on 22nd March 2010. On a related note, Microsoft has also announced that the Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and Dot Net Framework 4 has been made available to MSDN subscribers. Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Dot Net framework 4 Beta 2 will be made available to the general public on 21st October.
Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Beta will be released to MSDN subscribers today and will be released to the general public this Wednesday, 20th May. If you have an MSDN account you’ll be able to download it in an hour or two. Meanwhile, you can read this post to get an overview of what’s coming in this new release, or you can check out the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look website.
Update: It’s up now on MSDN and weighs at 1,164.30 MB for the Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 (x86) DVD ISO. And .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 (x86 and x64) is around 158 MB. Get them now!
Mary Jo Foley has gotten information that Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET 4 might be rolled out next week, possibly around 18th May. VS 2010 will ship with F# now where as Iron Python will ship out of band, like F# does for VS 2008. Microsoft already pushed out a Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 CTP in October 2008 at PDC which was in the form of an image for Virtual PC.
Here’s what you should expect from VS 2010 Beta 1:
A lot of work is being done on the looks of the editor to improve the usability and provide a newer and modernized WPF UI throughout VS 2010. This is what it will look like:
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