We are pleased to declare that the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 will be supported as a “go live” release. This means that VS2010 RC has met high standards of quality for pre-release software, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications.
We hope that you will consider using VS2010 RC for “go live” production purposes. As you use the release, we want to hear from you at our Connect site if you find any bugs.
In order to decide whether or not using VS2010 in a “go live” scenario is right for you, you should carefully understand the terms and limitations of the “go live” license. Start by reading the license terms for VS2010 RC, which includes the official “go live” licensing terms.
VS2010 RC is licensed for use through June 30, 2010 at which point you’ll need to upgrade to the final release to continue using the product.
The following guidelines should also help you understand the ways in which we are committed to helping you have a great experience with VS2010.
Thank you again for your ongoing commitment to Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. With your assistance and ongoing feedback we can ship the best release ever!