The instructions in this blog post are meant to accompany 10-4 Episode 41: Downloading and Installing the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate. Please view that video for additional context, including a step-by-step walkthrough for installing the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Release Candidates.
I suggest using a download manager for these files since they are very large. My download manager of choice is Free Download Manager. You can use your own favorite download manager, but you may need to adapt the instructions below as appropriate.
Note that the ISO’s for Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Ultimate are are multi-part RAR files. After you download these files run the first file in each set (the EXE) and it will extract the ISO file for you.
Download links for other Visual Studio 2010 SKU’s (e.g. Agents, Test Professional, etc.) can be found here.
Now that the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is available, I have been running across a few good resources for coming up to speed on 1) what has changed in the RC since beta 2 and 2) how to help you migrate from beta 2 to the RC.
I'm sure this list is incomplete so if you know of other resources please let me know and I'll add them here.
- Bryan Krieger on upgrading from Team Foundation Server Beta 2 to RC
- Michael Rigler on changes to the testing features
- Scott Guthrie on the release candidate (important note for Silverlight 4 developers)
- Jeff Beehler on “go live” support for the RC
And as you start using the RC, please remember that we'd love your feedback! This is our last big push for feedback prior to the official RTM, and you can make a real difference by telling us what you think. Here are two ways you can let us know how we're doing.
· Release Candidate Survey
· Visual Studio Connect Feedback Site