Gunther and I have been blogging about several of the new features that are coming in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. So far, we've mentioned:

But these are details to an overall investment that in key areas for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4.0.

In addition, there's more about how you can use Visual Studio 2010 to:

These pillars are designed specifically to meet the needs of developers, the teams that drive the application lifecycle from idea to delivery, and the customers that demand the highest quality applications across multiple platforms.

S. “Soma” Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division, announced the overall direction in his blog posting What's next for Visual Studio and .NET FX? where he announced the roadmap for Visual Studio.

For more information, see Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview on MSDN.

Watch for more details over the coming weeks.