Final Update(11/2/08 – 6:30p): the Download page was published later during the day on Friday 10/31/08. You can either use the links below from my previous update or go to the Download page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131310 . The use of a Download manager is highly recommended(See Brian’s Blog post for more information)

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Update(10/31/08 - 2:30pm PST): We are still having trouble getting the Download page created. However, we were able to get the files uploaded to the download center. I recommend using a download manager for getting the files(See this blog post for details). Here are the download packages for the CTP:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part01.exe

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part02.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part03.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part04.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part05.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part06.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part07.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part08.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part09.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part10.rar

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/4/97467b12-d04b-463f-b703-0e334c177799/VisualStudio2010CTP_11PartsTotal.part11.rar

Thanks again for your patience! For more information about the CTP, go to the CTP Feedback page and make sure to go to the feedback forums to provide feedback to the product teams on the new scenarios in the CTP.

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Update(10/30/08 - 6:40pm PST): The CTP Download is currently being staged on the Download Center. It will take several hours before the staging phase completes so it might not be until Friday morning PST for the download to be live again. Unfortunately, we had to rebuild the packages which means that if you already downloaded some of the CTP parts, you will have to download the whole thing again. We are truly sorry about the inconvenience.

The good news is that we have reset the operating System expiration date so that activation prompts do not appear for the first 60 days (This was one of the issues we heard from some community members who got the CTP we originally posted).

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate the Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 CTP and for your patience while we work on restoring the CTP on the download center. Teams are very excited about hearing your feedback on the new features you will be able to discover once you get the CTP. Please make sure to engage with the product teams on the CTP Feedback forums once you get it. I will post an update to this blog post once the Download link is live again.

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As you might have seen in my announcement on the CTP Feedback page, the CTP Virtual PC download is temporarily unavailable. The issue started on Wednesday 10/29/08 around 6pm PST. I can guarantee you that the team is doing their best to restore the CTP on the download center as soon as possible so thank you for your patience. I expect the download to be available again later today.

I will update this blog post once the CTP is back online.

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