Last week, we published the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate. Since then we’ve seen a strong positive reports from customers about their experience so far with the release.
I meet with a team of about 20 folks every morning to review the latest feedback from a variety of sources and discuss the latest trends and responses. We look at install data indicating a strong demand and high install success rate. We look at the satisfaction survey (if you haven’t taken it yet, please do) which gives us both a quantitative as well as qualitative feel for how things are going. We also look at Twitter (please use the #vs2010 hashtag), top rated bugs from Connect, responses to key blogs (including those from Soma, Scott, Jason and Brian) and Forum participation (ALM, VS Pro, and .NET). All of this helps me get a good sense of how we’re doing and where we need to spend time addressing before we release our final version.
So far, the response has been very encouraging. Here are some representative comments:
Through this we’ve also identified a few issues including:
If you haven’t already, please take this opportunity to download, install and begin using the VS2010 RC. If you plan to ‘go live’ with this build, please read my article on this. If you have installed please take a few moments to submit your thoughts on our survey.
Thanks for helping us ship a great Visual Studio 2010 release.