The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate was released last week to MSDN subscribers. Microsoft updated that the download would be made available to the public shortly afterwards. The downloads are now available for the public as well. Visual Studio 2010 offers many improvements over the current retail version Visual Studio 2008. It features a redesigned streamlined IDE that has been optimized for multiple document windows and multi-monitors. The new version of Visual Studio comes with the Microsoft .net Framework 4.0 which is currently also available as a release candidate. Other additions include integrated support for developing Microsoft Silver light applications, parallel computing enhancements and support for IBM DB2 and Oracle databases. The final version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is scheduled for a world wide release on April, 2010.

Downloads @ Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Premium RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® Agents 2010 RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® Test Professional 2010 RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2010 RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Explorer 2010 RC ISO (DVD-5)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® Lab Management 2010 RC
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 RC (x86, x64, ia64)
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 Client Profile RC (x86, x64)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 SDK RC
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Visualization & Modeling SDK RC
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Remote Debugger RC (x86, x64, ia64)
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Shell (Integrated) RC
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Shell (Isolated) RC
Microsoft® Visual FSHARP 2.0 Runtime RC

You can take a look at the official Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 web for additional information about the changes and additions of that new version.