Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Available Today for MSDN Subscribers

clip_image001General availability is 21st October. Visit the Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Beta site for more information, downloads, forums and to submit feedback.

There have been significant changes to the SKU line-up / packaging and licensing to simplify the SKU structure and provide better value for money.

You’ll also notice that MSDN website has undergone a redesign and MSDN subscribers will also see new benefits such as Azure compute hours, Team Foundation Server and e-learning options.

Update: Link to Soma's blogpost announcing Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4.

The official launch date for VS2010 / .NET Fx 4 has also been announced – 22nd March 2010.

Time to start that download (if you’re an MSDN subscriber, otherwise you’ll have to wait, sorry).

Comments (3)

  1. Chris Dent says:

    Installation of Visual studio 2010 fails if you are running Windows7 and have .NET 3.5 installed in the Windows components.

    Goto control Panel / Programs etc. and choose the Windows Apps and untick the .NET 3.5

    The Installation will not complete succesfully

    NOTE: it has a none critical error if you have Silverlight 3 SDK already Installed

  2. Mike,

    About the MSDN re-design: I like the new look in every respect except one. On the old site, you could easily tell when you guys had a new blog post because the latest blog headlines appeared underneath each of your "cartoons". On this new site, I have to click into each profile to see if there’s a new blog post.

    It’s a bit of a minor annoyance, that’s all.


  3. MikeO [MSFT] says:

    Hi James. I agree :). Not sure whether that was a factor of the re-design or the need to free up some space now there are 4 of us on there. I’ll feed it back though. Thanks! Mike

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