After a couple of grueling years, one of the biggest and best releases of Visual Studio is out – Visual Studio 2010. Please download and take it out for a spin. It’s been an extremely gratifying experience to have been part of the team that shipped Dev10!

On the Entity Framework front, this is a huge release and some of the big features added on the runtime and tools side are called out in this EF Design blog post. I hope to expound on some of these areas, especially the lesser known ones in my future posts.

The database development in Visual Studio had also seen a huge set of improvements between the VSTS Database project system enhancements and the ability to develop Data-Tier Applications in Visual Studio. Lots of exciting things delivered! Kudos to everyone involved.