Today at 10:00am PST, the Beta 1 download for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team System 2010 and .NET 4.0 is available to MSDN subscribers.  It will be available to the general public on Wednesday.  MSDN subscribers can download it from the MSDN subscriber download site using this link.  I’ll post the public links for non-MSDN subscribers on Wednesday.

It’s been a long time in the making.  We’ve shipped several CTPs along the way.  But the Beta is finally here.  I’ve started a series of posts on VSTS/TFS 2010 features and will continue it until I’ve covered, at least, all of the TFS 2010 features with a reasonable summary.  It will probably take me another couple of weeks to complete the series.  You will be able to use my posts as a high level guide to checkout the new features.

It’s exciting for us to hit this important milestone.  It represents the culmination of a ton of work.  We’re not quite done yet but we’ve crossed the hump and are on the downhill slope.  This Beta is not 100% feature complete but it’s probably about 90% complete.  The remaining feature work is getting rounded out right now and will be available for Beta 2.  The other big work we have ahead of us is the remaining performance work to ensure that the 2010 release is snappy and productive.

This Beta release is really for evaluation only and does not come with a “go-live” license.  We won’t be supporting it for production use and upgrading assets from Beta 1 to Beta 2 will likely have some hiccups.  However, we really hope you will give it a try and give us all your feedback on what we need to do to make this is truly great release for you.

As always, I’m happy to take feedback on my blog but don’t forget about http://connect.microsoft.com for bug reports and visit our forums for general Q & A and discussions.

TFS Forum

Team System Forum

 

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Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you,

Brian