Microsoft delivers beta of Visual Studio 2010

Professional, Suite, and Team Foundation Server components of developer tools package upgrade will be available to MSDN subscribers on Monday and to the general public on May 20

Microsoft is set to deliver Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010, the planned upgrade to the company's development tools platform, on Monday, according to a Microsoft blogger in Australia.

The Professional, Suite, and Team Foundation Server components of Visual Studio 2010 will be available to MSDN subscribers on Monday and to the general public on May 20 via Microsoft downloads, said Jihad Dannawi, a developer tools solution specialist for Microsoft Australia, in a blog.

Among the features that have been planned for Visual Studio 2010 are a new editor based on Windows Presentation Foundation and a code-focused enhancement called "generate from usage," in which code recognizes what a developer is trying to do and then writes the code.

Capabilities for Windows 7 have been planned as well. Full support for the Silverlight 2 rich Internet presentation technology also has been expected, along with renovation of the C++ IDE to support parallel computing, cloud and Web services.

Meanwhile, a triangle outline mode originally planned has been dropped from the beta, said Jason Zander, general manager for Visual Studio in Microsoft's developer division, in a blog. The company also is working on performance for Visual Studio 2010, he said.

"For Beta 1 we are making progress on performance but it is not yet where I want it to be," Zander said.

Microsoft also has been touting collaboration enhancements planned for the Team System version of Visual Studio 2010.

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