Today I’ve installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Ultimate on a VHD-booted machine.

The new version of our development tool is based on Windows Presentation Foundation, which means that a lot of new flexibility (e.g. diagrams within the code editor) are possible. VS 2010 comes together with .NET 4 Beta 2.

There’s also a new logo and design for the tool.

MSDN Subscribers can get the public beta 2 on www.msdn.com (which is also redesigned), the rest of you will have to wait until Wednesday.

See below the screenshots of the installation:

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The good old “Start Installation” dialog, in new design.

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The new Visual Studio Wave, as the installer is loading.

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Press “Next” to start installation.

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EULA Agreement, and prerequisite installation.

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Selection of components to be installed:

Note – This screen got lots slimmer. With the new Ultimate edition you can choose between different languages to be installed, as well as VSTO for Office and Sharepoint Tools.

 

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Installation Screen – Component Overview

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WE’RE DONE! This is the new start screen of Visual Studio 2010.

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Now with environment settings for “Visual F#” and “Web Development (Code Optimized) as well as “Project Management Settings”.

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Here we are.. The new welcome screen! Isn’t it beautiful :-)