It’s out—go download it and look at the info->Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2.
There is a “Go Live” license,
so if you call product support, they’ll give you product support. This is what “Go Live” means->http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2009/10/19/going-live-with-visual-studio-2010-beta-2.aspx. There are support engineers staffed and trained, but you need to read the license agreement and make sure it makes sense for you.
You can post questions about TFS 2010 Beta 2 here->http://bit.ly/4dKu7i (thanks @JasonBarile)
Huzzah! The launch date is March 22, 2010. I feel much less vague now.
Martin Woodward (VSTS MVP) just posted an Radio TFS interview with Doug Seven, VS2010 Product Manager, on todays announcements http://bit.ly/47JXYp
Channel 9 10-4 show on downloading and installing beta 2->https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/10-4-Episode-33-Downloading-and-Installing-Visual-Studio-2010-Beta-2/.
Scott Hanselman talks about what he likes->http://www.hanselman.com/blog/VisualStudio2010Beta2.aspx
Soma’s announcement->http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/10/19/announcing-visual-studio-2010-and-net-fx-4-beta-2.aspx. Ditto Jeff Beehler->http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2009/10/19/going-live-with-visual-studio-2010-beta-2.aspx. Brian Harry gives some pointers->http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/10/19/learning-about-vs-2010-beta-2.aspx. Cameron Skinner lists features and discusses the new SKU structure->http://blogs.msdn.com/camerons/archive/2009/10/19/visual-studio-2010-and-net-framework-4-beta-2.aspx. The work item team provides a compatibility matrix->http://blogs.msdn.com/teams_wit_tools/archive/2009/10/19/compatibility-matrix-for-2010-beta-2-team-foundation-server-to-team-explorer-2008-and-2005.aspx. Jason Zander gives some screenshots with the announcement, but not too many->http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz/archive/2009/10/19/announcing-vs2010-net-framework-beta-2.aspx.
The SharePoint conference has streamed video showing the VS2010 support for SharePoint development. I’m sure you’ll see more, but for now you can see updates at http://mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx.
Tim Heuer->Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Silverlight updates – http://bit.ly/3dp7Yu.
Training kit for VS 2010 and .NET 4.0->http://bit.ly/16mtG
Starting tomorrow, everyone can download Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2 from here: http://tinyurl.com/o949y9
I’ll post more when I know what I’m allowed to post.