Monday, April 12, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Released

Bob Muglia announced the launch of Visual Studio 2010 in an event at Las Vegas today. The event is a global event happening all over the world.
I tweeted some of the cool features that were unveiled for the product and here is a very high-level list:

  • Multi-monitor support
  • Box-selection
  • No fuss JavaScript Intellisense
  • New Native Windows Animation API
  • New Native Ribbon Designer
  • Support for Sharepoint 2010 applications
    • Visual Web parts and designer,
    • Silverlight enabled,
    • deployment simplified,
    • Linq support
  • Debugging Sharepoint 2010 in VS2010 – simplified
  • Windows 7 Mobile apps development
    • Windows 7 Mobile designer view.
    • Integrated Device Emulator
    • Windows 7 Phone Marketplace coming later this year
  • Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010
  • Code visualization
    • Dependency Graph,
    • navigate call stack,
    • generate sequence diagram,
    • UML 2.1 compliance
  • Improved Testing experience
    • New Test Manager,
    • Actionable Bug, with step-by-step doc. of what tester did with video of desktop recording when the bug occurred
    • Replaying keystrokes of previously recorded tests while tester did the testing
    • Intelligent Project Status built automatically with VS Team Foundation Server, VS2010 and Sharepoint 2010
    • and more… stayed tuned.
VS2010 Express Editions available for download at 10am PDT. VS2010 Ultimate and trial versions are available for download now. Checkout which version is best for you using this comparison chart.
Also, checkout the blog post (or the mirror) about the VS2010 release from Scott Hanselman. Also, checkout a very detailed post from Scott Guthrie.

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