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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Launch Date Postponed

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Visual Studio LogoIn 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.

Historically, RTM for Visual Studio has been months ahead of the official launch. Visual Studio 2008 as an example was RTM November 19 2007, but officially launched February 27 2008, 3 months later.

Scott Guthrie reported late last year that Visual Studio 2010 is postponed because of performance issues found in Beta 2 and revealed plans for an intermediate release in February:

…we plan to make a Release Candidate build available in February that everyone will be able to download and test.  It will be a public build and include a broad “go live” license that supports production deployment.

Taking into account that the official release date is now April 12 and the RC is in February, the date difference between the official release and the RTM is probably much closer than for previous releases of Visual Studio.

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  • No Problem!

    by John DeHope /

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    Dudes, take your time, it's fine, really. We are not in a super major rush.

  • Re: No Problem!

    by Tero Vaananen /

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    Especially because Beta-2 fails to install on most setups I have seen.

  • Rich Is Right aka Money is Mightier than the Keyboard

    by Binoj Antony /

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    I was excited about the IntelliTrace (Historical Debugger) feature, till I read that its only available in the VS 2010 Ultimate Edition :(
    www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2...

  • No hurry

    by .Net developer /

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    I am really a Microsoft fan, I've worked most of my life with MSFT technologies and products and no big complaints till now. I know this is a business and I understand you should always get profits out of it, but should not we slow down a little bit? we have a new version delivered every 2 or 2.5 or 3 years of every product (OS, Database, IDE....etc) and I love learning new things but I think that sometimes this is moving to fast.... just a comment.

  • I will purchase version 2008 STD only

    by Lorenzo Jimenez /

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    I researched over the web that MS is not going to release a Standard version of VS2010 so I plan to purchase VS2008STD because it is a great product and the price is fair.

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