The Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! General availability as well as download for MSDN subscribers is now ready and you can access them via the links below. Service Pack 1 Beta of course comes with a “go live” license which means you can start using the product in production. Upgrading from the Beta to the final release of SP1, when it is available, will be supported and very easy.
Since the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 earlier this year, we have also released some key functionality for our customers via the Feature Packs. We have also stayed in touch with the customers and collected feedback on issues that they have been facing. The Service Pack release is intended to address the key hurdles that you are facing, and there are some nice features and improvements included in this release.
Please refer to Brian Harry’s blog for the the high level details on all of the capability areas. In this post I will focus on the changes in the areas of the Test and Lab Management capabilities of VS 2010. In addition to fixing the high priority issues, this release also contains the fixes for customers (QFEs) that we have released earlier – so it is cumulative set of changes and I would encourage your users to upgrade to the Service Pack. In this release we have enabled unit testing for .NET 3.5, and addressed around 50 issues reported by our customers.
In the spirit of full transparency, here is the list of issues we have addressed. Please try out the release and let us know your feedback at the earliest, so that we have the chance to address any remaining top issues before we close the final release of the service pack.
Basic Unit Testing Support for the .NET Framework 3.5
Visual Studio 2010 SP1 includes the following basic support for unit tests that target the .NET Framework 3.5:
The capabilities listed above also enable developers to write unit tests, and integration tests for SharePoint 2010 applications using Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
The following are the known limitations of the support we are enabling:
Issues/Bugs that got fixed in SP1
Microsoft Test Manager
I am looking forward to hearing from you – my team and I are excited about supporting you and staying touch as you adopt these capabilities!