General availability is 21st October. Visit the Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Beta site for more information, downloads, forums and to submit feedback.
There have been significant changes to the SKU line-up / packaging and licensing to simplify the SKU structure and provide better value for money.
You’ll also notice that MSDN website has undergone a redesign and MSDN subscribers will also see new benefits such as Azure compute hours, Team Foundation Server and e-learning options.
Update: Link to Soma's blogpost announcing Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4.
The official launch date for VS2010 / .NET Fx 4 has also been announced – 22nd March 2010.
Time to start that download (if you’re an MSDN subscriber, otherwise you’ll have to wait, sorry).
Installation of Visual studio 2010 fails if you are running Windows7 and have .NET 3.5 installed in the Windows components.
Goto control Panel / Programs etc. and choose the Windows Apps and untick the .NET 3.5
The Installation will not complete succesfully
NOTE: it has a none critical error if you have Silverlight 3 SDK already Installed
About the MSDN re-design: I like the new look in every respect except one. On the old site, you could easily tell when you guys had a new blog post because the latest blog headlines appeared underneath each of your "cartoons". On this new site, I have to click into each profile to see if there's a new blog post.
It's a bit of a minor annoyance, that's all.
Hi James. I agree :). Not sure whether that was a factor of the re-design or the need to free up some space now there are 4 of us on there. I'll feed it back though. Thanks! Mike