Kicking off a global launch consisting of more than 150 developer-focused events, Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. The company also announced that Silverlight 4 will release to Web (RTW) later in the week. Together, these technologies simplify the entire development process, enabling developers to target new platforms and build high-quality applications. Developers will be able to download Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 in conjunction with the Microsoft Visual Studio Conference & Expo launch event in Las Vegas.
Read the press release, http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/apr10/04-11VS10PR.mspx
If you are an MSDN subscriber, later in the day on April 12th (US pacific time) you can download Visual Studio 2010 from MSDN.
more information on S. Somasegar’s blog