You’ve probably read a lot about this already, so I’ll keep it short: VS 2010 Beta 2 is available via MSDN – details here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx. Full availability is scheduled for 10/21.
Here’s what you should do to get started:
The New MSDN
MSDN and Visual Studio editions are getting facelifts. What’s happening to MSDN? Take a peek here: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/msdn/default.mspx#roadmap
The biggest thing here is the new SKU changes we’re making in 2010. The “role-based” editions of Visual Studio and Team System has been revamped to more closely reflect SKU’s used by Windows and Office (Brian Harry posts details here):
Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN are BIG – and they are getting bigger! In this session, we’ll explore all the changes to the Visual Studio family of products, including Team Foundation Server as well as recent upgrades and changes to our MSDN line-up. Please join us for a 60 minute “CAN’T MISS” – high level overview, where we will discuss the many changes to our offerings which will likely impact current customers and future customers. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Speaker: John Sanderson, Senior Developer Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
To register online, visit: www.msevents.microsoft.com (search for Event ID below).
10:00 AM-11:00 AM PST
11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST
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