Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 Just Released

The Beta 1 release of Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 1 was release on the last 18th of May, just last Monday, this for MSDN Subscribers and today for Non-MSDN Subscribers, and it will bring great enhancements in several levels. You can install it Side-By-Side with your existing Visual Studio Edition and try it, but don’t forget to read the ReadMe file for both Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 in order to know what to expect. I still think that is better to test this version on a Virtual Machine, but you can choose what to do.

A quick look at some of the Enhancements:

  • .NET Framework 4.0
    • Main Technologies
      • WPF 4.0
      • WCF 4.0
      • WF 4.0
      • ASP.NET 4.0
      • ASP.NET AJAX 4.0
      • Entity Framework 2.0
      • Data Services 2.0
      • Project "Velocity"
    • Managed Languages
      • VB
        • Implicit Line Continuation
        • Multi-line Lambdas
        • Statement Lambdas
        • Auto Properties
      • C#
        • Named Parameters
        • Optional Parameters
      • F#
    • Other Elements
      • Parallel Linq
      • Managed Extensibility Framework
      • DLR Built-In
      • No need for PIAs – New way to Interoperate
      • Generic Covarience
      • Generic Contravariance
      • CLR running In-Proc Side-by-Side
      • Code Contracts
      • Background GC


  • Visual Studio 2010
    • WPF-Based Editor
    • New Look & Feel
    • Improved WPF Tooling
    • MVC Tooling
    • Dynamic Data Tooling
    • Sharepoint Tooling
    • Click-Once Enhancements for Office
    • Html Snippets
    • Web Deploy
    • Breakpoint Grouping
    • Parallel Tasks Window
    • Highlight References
    • Call Hierarchy
    • Historical Debugging
    • Inline Call Tree
    • Quick Search
    • JQuery Intellisense
    • Concurrency Profiler
    • Breakpoint Import/Export
    • Document Map Margin
    • Parallel Stacks Window
    • Improved Multi-Monitor


Be in touch for more information regarding this release and other releases and don’t forget to see Channel 9 and the related Visual Studio 2010 Videos and also .NET Framework 4.0.

Also check the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit May Preview 2009 that is also available for download.

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