Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 1 Download today


After the tremendous amount of interest the VPCs of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 generated, the Beta 1 bits would be available for download for MSDN Subscribers later today.  The general public would also be able to download the bits starting this Wednesday.

Visual Studio 2010 combines the power of .NET 4.0 and the tremendous enhancements done to areas such as Web Development, WPF as well as native development and provides the best so far platform for developers.

While some of the features were available as v1 in .NET 3.5 SP1 as well as individual downloads over the last few months, with Visual Studio 2010, all of these are bundled into one install and has much richer integration support for many of what developers wanted.

While it would be very hard to post all of the enhancements in one single post, to name a few, here below are some of the key aspects

  • ASP.NET 4.0 – Support for rich client side development, complete control on mark-up, business oriented data controls etc.,
  • ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 – complete client side development with JavaScript – support for UI Templates etc.,
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data – moving away from just scaffolding to integration with existing applications, richer validation and support for entity framework.
  • WPF 4.0 – best experience for client application development
  • Developer focussed improvements in code editor (rapid code generation)
  • One Click Deployment for Web Applications
  • Lots of enhancements for native developers
    And much much more….
    While, I have had the privilege to play with some of the early builds, I look forward eagerly to install this build as much as you would be and also would love to hear from you folks on your experiences.
    Cheers !!!

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Cant wait fgor my download to finish, will comment on how good it is after....
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i am realy like to a part of .net programmer
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