Provides an overview of Visual Studio 2010, and .NET 4.0 including a brief explanation of the most significant new features. Also includes a discussion of the various types of managed languages including the object-oriented languages (C#, C++, VB), the new Dynamic Languages (Iron Python and Iron Ruby), and the Functional Language F#. Available May 4.
Covers improvements to the CLR, which include the Managed Extension Framework (MEF), the unified cancellation model, design by contract, and running multiple versions of .NET side-by-side. Available May 4.
Describes the benefits of WF 4.0 and lists scenarios where it can be used. It also compares and contrasts WF 4.0 with WF 3.5. Available May 11.
Presents server enhancements including row count, server-side paging, friendly feeds, and the BLOB type, along with WPF/SL data binding on the client side. Available May 18.
Provides an introduction to ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, focusing on the new client-side controls and templating capabilities. Available May 25.
Introduces the new Velocity service for data caching, including how to install and administer it with PowerShell, and how to consume it using its client API. Available May 25.
Introduces the new Parallel Extensions .NET library that supports data parallelism, task parallelism, and the data structures used to make coordination easier. Available May 25.
Covers these new features of Visual Studio Team System 2010: Planning, reporting, team building and communication, parallel development, administration, bug tracking. Available June 8.
Covers these new features of Visual Studio Team System 2010: Testing, code validation, regression testing, impact analysis, requirement tracking, virtual environments, meeting performance goals. Available June 8.