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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Preview of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0- Featured Product


Microsoft revealed quite a bit of exciting information at their PDC2008 Professional Developers Conference this year. Sprinkled in with the first real Windows 7 information and all the talk about the Azure Services Platform (Microsoft's take on cloud computing), was some interesting information on the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.


Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 are the next generation development tools and platform for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Microsoft published the Pre-release Software Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) on 31 October 2008. 
Microsoft has the following to say about the products:
Designed to address the latest needs of developers, Visual Studio delivers key innovations in the following pillars:

Democratizing Application Lifecycle Management
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) crosses many roles within an organization and traditionally not every one of the roles has been an equal player in the process. Visual Studio Team System 2010 continues to build the platform for functional equality and shared commitment across an organization’s ALM process. 

Enabling emerging trends
Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, Microsoft delivers tooling and framework support for the latest innovations in application architecture, development and deployment. 

Inspiring developer delight
Ever since the first release of Visual Studio, Microsoft has set the bar for developer productivity and flexibility. Visual Studio 2010 continues to deliver on the core developer experience by significantly improving upon it for roles involved with the software development process. .NET Framework 4.0 contains numerous improvements that make it easier to develop powerful and compelling applications. 

Riding the next generation platform wave
Microsoft continues to invest in the market leading operating system, productivity application and server platforms to deliver increased customer value in these offerings. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 customers will have the tooling support and the platform support needed to create amazing solutions around these technologies. 


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