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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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I've seen a number of comments here (and elsewhere) about VS 2010 being another "Vista". We are very aware how weakness in a few key areas (like performance) can cast a pall over an entire product. As I said in the original post, we are committed to shipping a great release (in all respects).
David mentioned in a comment on my last post that we are taking "risky fixes" later in the product cycle than we usually would. David's right but I'd like to add a little color to this. We normally think of Beta 2 as our "validation" pre-release. We are looking for customers to confirm or deny that we are about ready to ship. We have tons of feedback opportunities before Beta 2 (CTPs, Beta1, more CTPs, TAP customers, dogfooding, etc) to try to make sure we are in a position for customers to say "yes".
We're committed to making it great. I'm not saying noone will flame us over something - of course they will. That happens pretty much no matter what we do. But we will make sure the vast majority of people are very happy with the release.