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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Released



Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 (Professional, Suite and Team Foundation Server) is now available to MSDN Subscribers through MSDN Subscriber Downloads. It will be available to general public on Wednesday, May 20th through Microsoft Downloads.

Among Visual Studio Team System 2010 capabilities are:

  • The capability to discover existing code assets with 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

New Web development tools include:

  • 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 RIA

Cloud development is supported by Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio and includes:

  • 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

Parallel Programming has been simplified for both native- and managed-code developers:

  • 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


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