I was at TechEd2009 a few weeks ago and I was so sad we weren’t able to talk more about VS2010 there as much as we wanted to. One of my highlights of the conference was standing in the lunch line while a group of folks from a variety of different companies discussed the new historical debugger work we are doing in VS2010. They were clearly excited and had a bunch of questions so I introduced myself as the Development manager for the team that worked on that and we sat and had lunch. Although there is clearly more we can do in this area than we will be able to ship in VS2010, it was clear these folks were looking forward to picking up the Beta. Of course at that time, the Beta was slowly cooking, but now it’s ready, and we can have a good conversation. The team I’m responsible for worked on bringing this pipeline of value and innovation in VS2010:
NEW FEATURE AREA Historical Debugger
NEW FEATURE AREA Test Impact Analysis
Whew! That should keep my blog full for a few months anyway!
Please pull down the Beta and give it a spin. It’s available from the product page here:
So far I have been running Beta1 and VSTS2008SP1 Side by Side with no issues. We spent a lot of time in this release focusing on setup, side by side and uninstall so I do think this is way better than in previous releases.
Fix those bugs, and stay posted for more deep dives in all of these areas. Sorry I didn’t drill deeper, but I wanted to get this post out today.