In a very small announcement by Developer Division’s Marketing and Communications Manager Rob Caron, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 is set to be officially launched April 12, 2010 and not March 22 as previously announced. However, the date for release to manufacturing (RTM) still remains unknown.
Having a new logo, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 made it’s debut yesterday with performance improvements and better stability, setting the stage for the RTM release on March 22, 2010. F# is integrated with Rx, while Azure Tools are in the works.
It appears that Microsoft is no longer fixing minor bugs for VS 2010.
In this interview Eric Nelson talks about what’s coming in VS 2010, the C# – VB.NET convergence, the introduction of Parallel as a library, and Azure cloud computing.
Microsoft has included F# in VS 2010 Beta 1 and has released a corresponding CTP update for VS 2008. The latest binaries, version 18.104.22.168, are not compatible with previous ones, v. 22.214.171.124, meaning all previous code needs to be recompiled.
Bill Maurer, Developer Technology Specialist at Microsoft, held a conference presenting what new features Visual Studio Team System 2010 (VSTS) will have in the following key domains: Team Foundation Server, Source Control, Project Management, Testing, Development and Architecture.
Jason Zander, General Manager of Visual Studio, posted the first images of Visual Studio 2010 where WPF is used to render the Visual Studio UI. Users will be able to try this for themselves in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 coming later this year.
Microsoft has announced the availability of the next generation of .NET Framework 4.0 CTP, Visual Studio 2010 CTP and the new Windows Azure Tools for VS CTP during PDC 2008.
Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.