Watch Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, Silverlight 4 Launch Online

VisualStudioLaunch_Herov2Please join us for the launch of Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4, around the world or online at Microsoft Developer Tools Virtual Presskit.

Come celebrate all our engineers’ hard work to hand the products over to you, our customers, and prepare for the amazing experiences you are going to build.

Visit on April 12 for the live keynote from Bob Muglia, President of Microsoft Server and Tools Division from Las Vegas, NV at 8:30 AM Pacific (11:30 AM Eastern).

On April 13, see Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform, for the Silverlight 4 launch at 8 AM Pacific (11 AM Eastern).

Find a Visual Studio 2010 launch event near you worldwide.

Getting Started Videos

You can get started with Visual Studio 2010 Walkthroughs. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 walkthroughs include technical information and other learning resources.

Visual Studio on MSDEV

A First Look at Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 on MSDEV is an look at the new Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. It includes sessions cover:

  • Visual Studio 2010
  • .NET 4 Framework
  • ASP.NET AJAX 4.0
  • Velocity
  • Parallel Computing
  • Test Driven Development
  • Visual Studio Team System 2010

Visual Studio on Channel 9

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0, Visual Basic 10, F#, Parallel Computing Platform, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, ASP.NET MVC Dynamic Data.

About Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional is the essential tool for individuals performing basic development tasks. It simplifies the creation, debugging, and deployment of applications on a variety of platforms including SharePoint and the Cloud. Visual Studio 2010 Professional comes with integrated support for test-driven development, as well as debugging tools that help ensure high-quality solutions.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium is a complete toolset that simplifies application development for individuals or teams, allowing the delivery of deliver scalable, high-quality applications. Whether writing code, building databases, testing, or debugging, you can increase your productivity using powerful tools that work the way you work.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is the comprehensive suite of application lifecycle management tools for teams to ensure quality results, from design to deployment. Whether you're creating new solutions or enhancing existing applications, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate lets you bring your vision to life targeting an increasing number of platforms and technologies—including cloud and parallel computing.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Test Professional is a specialized toolset for quality assurance teams that simplifies test planning and manual test execution. Test Professional works in conjunction with Visual Studio software for developers, enabling effective collaboration between developers and testers throughout the application development lifecycle.

See Visual Studio Offers for the latest in upgrades.

Get a trial version of Visual Studio 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 Express is a set of free tools which offers you an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment, a new editor built in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework 4.

About .NET Framework 4

The .NET Framework is Microsoft's platform for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes. The .Net Framework consists of:

  • Common Language Runtime – provides an abstraction layer over the operating system
  • Base Class Libraries – pre-built code for common low-level programming tasks
  • Development frameworks and technologies – reusable, customizable solutions for larger programming tasks

By providing you with a comprehensive and consistent programming model and a common set of APIs, the .NET Framework helps you to build applications that work the way you want, in the programming language you prefer, across software, services, and devices.

About Silverlight 4

This latest version of Silverlight delivers hundreds of features and controls that, when combined with the continued innovation in Microsoft’s world-class tools for designers and developers — Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend – present the leading edge in rapid, powerful application development. With printing support, rich reporting and charting, and integration with back-end systems and server products including Microsoft SharePoint, Silverlight is ready for business.

Get started with Silverlight 4.


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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