New Product Editions for Visual Studio 2010

Oh, that’s quite long since I blogged. Personal problems pulled my energy level badly and took my focus away from my regular work/life. So bad that I felt I never existed in this technology world. Everything seems to be new to me! Well, I hope it’s not going to be for long! :-)


Al right, enough on justifying my long pause on the blogging front. With the release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta-2, Microsoft has dropped all those Team System Dev Ed, Arch Ed, DB Ed, etc SKUs and introducing three snappy simple ones: Professional Edition, Premium Edition & Ultimate Edition – much similar to its Windows OS line ups. Well, this is quite a good news esp. for new/small-scale organizations and those who are planning their Visual Studio subscription/purchase down the line. No more confusion on what you will get with what edition. Comparison of these editions is available here.


On a side note, one of the Microsoft technical artifacts on VS 2010 mentions that the new IDE is built using WPF…! Wow!!! Also, a new tool that helps developers in finding those deadlock-causing “non-reproducible” bugs reported from QA teams.


Look forward to getting the beta-2 bits and discover more…