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]
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released to MSDN subscribers a few days ago and contains the following new features:
- New prototyping, modeling, and visual design tools enable you to create innovative applications for Windows and the Web
- Create a shared vision as a foundation for creativity with SketchFlow ,in Microsoft Expression® Studio , and Team Foundation Server
- Take advantage of new opportunities & capabilities offered by multi-core programming and cloud development tools
- Complete all your coding, modeling, testing, debugging, and deployment work without leaving the Visual Studio 2010 environment
- Use existing standards and skills to target a growing number of application types including Microsoft SharePoint® and Windows® Azure™
- Work your way through multi-monitor support, partner extensions, and a new editor.
- Use the new IntelliTrace debugger to isolate the point of failure within a recorded application history.
- Stay ahead of the curve with proactive project management tools including new reports, dashboards, and planning worksheets.
- Know that you’ve built the right application the right way with manual and automated testing tools.
Visual Studio 2010 is one of the most important releases of the world most popular IDE in the world by Microsoft and so far the betas haven’t disappointed! Get them now:
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 can be downloaded from here via Web Installers.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 2 – ISO
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 – ISO
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium Beta 2 – ISO
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition Beta 2 – ISO (Thanks to Scott Hanselman for this link!)