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Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 Out

May 18, 2009

For MSDN Subscribers, VS2010 and .NET 4.0 beta 1 have hit the downloads site.

After reading through Microsoft’s “Overview” page—my biggest hope is that it doesn’t do “too much”.  Visual Studio is already a monolith of hard drive cranking pain as it is.  My Cray is still being held up by our purchasing department—I hope I don’t need it.  Maybe they took Win7’s approach that less is more and trimmed things down?

Overview: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010/default.mspx

Beta Docs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd831853(VS.100).aspx

The biggest point of interest (so far, I mean—it’s still downloading) is the warning for Win7 RC:

NOTE: If you are installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 on Windows 7 RC, you may receive a compatibility warning when installing SQL Server 2008. For more information and a workaround, please click here.

The link, however, sends you to an explaination of the error—which is simply that Win7 RC requires SQL Server 2008 SP1 or 2005 SP3.  If I remember right, I thought the error message SAID that.  I guess Microsoft is just covering all of the bases.

Finally, it looks like the “official” tag on Twitter is #vs10; however, quite a few of us have been using #vs2010.  Follow both for the full scope.

I’ve got about 20 minutes left on the download and a VM waiting for this to be loaded.  More to come!

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