VS 2010 Release Candidate announced

December 18, 2009

Finally, on the contrary to what I posted some days ago, Microsoft announced yesterday that there will be a public VS 2010 Release Candidate, and that “the planned final launch date is moved back a few weeks”. This is good news for developers of add-ins, because: That release will be the first one where the […]

Developer Tools Ecosystem Summit Videos now available

December 14, 2009

Channel 9 has now the video recordings of the talks that were given at the 2009 Developer Tools Ecosystem Summit: http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Development-Tools-Ecosystem-Summit/ I’d suggest to start with the keynote: VSX100: Visual Studio Extensibility Keynote: Past Present and Future http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/VSIPMarketing/VSX100-Visual-Studio-Extensibility-Keynote-Past-Present-and-Future/

Brian Harry’s comments about my post "No public VS 2010 Beta 3 or release"

December 10, 2009

Brian Harry, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server (TFS) has commented about my last post “No public VS 2010 Beta 3 or release”. (Brian is making a huge effort in transparency about the performance problems of VS 2010 Beta 2 and the work to get them fixed for RTM) I […]

No public VS 2010 Beta 3 or Release Candidate

December 7, 2009

I knew it privately but I have realized today that it is public (from a Microsoft source): “There are no plans to release a Beta 3 for Visual Studio 2010. The official release date will be March 22nd. If you (or your company) are part of the TAP or VSIP program, a release candidate will […]

Microsoft fixing VS 2010 Beta 2 bug: EnvDTE.WindowEvents.WindowActivated event not fired for window getting the focus after closing other window

December 4, 2009

While VS 2010 Beta 2 has still an undesirable number of bugs as I have blogged a lot, Microsoft is putting a lot of effort to fix them. This one was fixed today (for the RTM release): VS 2010 Beta 2 Bug: EnvDTE.WindowEvents.WindowActivated event not fired for window getting the focus after closing other window […]

VS 2010 not installing .NET Framework 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.5 by default

December 4, 2009

More than a year ago I wrote a popular post: .NET Frameworks, CLRs and Visual Studio add-ins http://blogs.msmvps.com/carlosq/2008/11/14/net-frameworks-clrs-and-visual-studio-add-ins.aspx I stated that VS 2010 would install .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 (all of them based on CLR 2.0) and, of course, .NET Framework 4.0 (based on CLR 4.0). You may have noticed in the betas […]