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Sunday 7 March 2010

Waiting for VS2010 release date to come. Not long now...

I work on quite an agile environment at work and so it is possible to investigate an upgrade to .NET 4, Visual Studio 2010 etc. In fact I have been asked to investigate such a change (just finding time is the issue).

Of course I am keen to get moving with this but I'm not confident about pushing a change to a platform that is still in release candidate. To be fair, the latest release candidate does come with a "go live" license so if you are confident enough you can download it here. Due to me not being willing to upgrade my work's infrastructure to a release candidate I will wait until Monday 22nd March 2010 when it is released. Launch date is April 12th.

I noticed something though: It seems I've been doing a lot of waiting recently.

There are a lot of technologies that I am interested in and have been patiently waiting for that either come with this VS2010 release or co-incidentally release around the same time:
  • C# 4.0 (22/03/2010)
  • ASP.NET 4 (22/03/2010)
  • Visual Studio 2010 (22/03/2010)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 (by May 2010)
  • MVC 2.0 (with .NET 4)
  • Entity Framework 4 (with .NET 4)
There is Siverlight 4 too (but I am not interested :P)


The release date has been delayed until at least the launch date of 12th April 2010. Which you can read about here:
Visual Studio 2010 release date delayed

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  1. Maybe this is the calm before the storm?

    Looking forward to finding out about about the PM stuff in VS2010 :)