Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 ships

Okie! here the greats that we have all been waiting for, the availability of visual studio 2010 beta 1. Somasegar that beta 1 will public download this Wednesday (20 may 2009). Currently subscriber of MSDN can download the build right away starting from Monday, while for public down will take place tomorrow.

Please stay tune at Visual Studio 2010 for the availability of the beta.

Visual Studio 2010

High some new features;

  • Clear UI Organization
  • Reduced clutter and complexity
  • Improved editor
  • Better support for floating documents and windows
  • Enhanced document targeting
  • Focused animations for action feedback
  • Enhanced customization abilities with new templates, designers and explorers
  • Design your own association and initiation forms for workflows
  • F5 deployment and debugging for SharePoint apps
  • Easier SharePoint site navigation with Server Explorer
  • Discover existing code assets with the new Architecture Explorer
  • Design and share multiple diagram types, including use case, activity and sequence diagrams
  • Tooling for better documentation of test scenarios and more thorough collection of test data
  • Run tests impacted by a code change with the new Test Impact View
  • Gated check-in, branch visualization and build workflow allow for enhanced version control
  • Contextual support helps developers better understand existing code – and write new code more efficiently
  • First class C++ development experience that helps developers navigate and understand complex C++ source bases
  • Build new Windows® 7 applications or upgrade existing applications
  • Enable Office tools to make your solutions more flexible and productive for specific needs
  • A high-performance and standards-compliant JavaScript IntelliSense® engine
  • “One Click Deployment” that quickly publishes files and configuration settings from development machines to the final deployed site
  • Full support for Silverlight™ for cutting-edge, rich Internet applications
  • C# and VB Project Templates for building Cloud Services
  • Tools to change the Service Role configuration
  • Integrated local development via Development Fabric and Development Storage services
  • Debugging Cloud Service Roles running in the Development Fabric
  • Building and packaging of Cloud Service Packages
  • Browsing to the Azure Services Developer Portal
  • IDE support for parallel programming
  • Native C++ libraries that use lambda functions and align well with STL
  • Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework offers support for imperative data and task parallelism, declarative data parallelism, and more
  • Resource management of the multicore hardware and task scheduling enabled by Concurrency Runtime
  • Parallel debugging windows and profiling views

kick it on