This week, Microsoft released a new Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Training Kit. This is a downloadable version of the training content and includes 17 presentations, 21 Demos and 26 Hands-on Labs. The January preview adds content for Office, SharePoint and Application Lifecycle Management!

The content in this training kit has been tested with Beta 2 and is ready for you to use.

Download: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 Virtual Machine

This VM includes everything you need to learn and demonstrate the ALM capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 (with the exception of Lab Management – the product team is hard at work on a solution for configuring Lab Management in a VM). This VM is available in the virtualization platform of your choice (Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows [7] Virtual PC). Hyper-V is highly recommended because of the performance benefits and snapshotting capabilities.

The lab also works with 7 hands-on-labs that are included in the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit.


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Hyper-V)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Windows [7] Virtual PC)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Virtual PC 2007 SP1)

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TailSpin Travel Demo

In Bob Muglia’s keynote at the PDC, Cameron Skinner presented a demo focused on some of the most exciting new features coming in Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and the server platform. The demo was built to align with the following release announcements: ASP.NET MVC 2 beta, Windows Identity Foundation RTM,  and the beta of the new Windows Server AppFabric. The demo did a great job of highlighting the value of the next wave of Microsoft developer tools and as such we wanted to make sure that it is readily available to everyone.

You can download the Tailspin Travel application from Codeplex. In addition to the feature use cases that were presented in the demo, the released version of Tailspin contains many additional scenarios to help developers see a broader view of possibilities with the respective technologies.


Tailspin Travel Demo

10-4 on Channel9

The 10-4 show on Channel9 is a regular web cast focused on new features of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. There are 37 episodes with total views of over 3 million.


Episode 37: Leveraging Model Metadata and Validation with ASP.NET MVC2

Episode 36: Windows Server AppFabric and Workflow Services Lab

Episode 35: PreEmptive Solutions Runtime Intelligence

Episode 34: Debugger Enhancements and Improvements

Episode 33: Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2