Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 – Everyone can download and play today!

Here it is folks, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 has been released to the public today. Check out the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 site to download the Beta, submit product feedback on the Beta 1 Forums, report bugs on Connect, and find additional information. Also visit the Beta 1 walkthroughs page for information on how to use the new features and download the Visual Studio 2010 Samples. There’s also some good language-focused resources on the Visual Basic 2010 and C# 2010 that are hanging off the Developer Centers.

Some of my favorite features include those around the WPF Designer and the Data Sources Window which now supports the same drag-drop RAD experience of Winforms in WPF applications:

For Office solutions, check out the Advanced Office Solution Deployment topic in the library and the VSTO Team blog for some cool new Office client features:

Take a look through the Visual Studio 2010 Product Highlights and What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 for more info on other new features including multi-monitor – YUMMY! :-)

New Team Bloggers

I’d also like to introduce the “come-back” of the Visual Studio Data team blog. We’ve got a lot of new faces on the team that are building some amazing tools in Visual Studio to help you build business applications. They’ll be posting a lot of great VS 2010 content here

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 resources:

My recommended blogs on VS 2010: