Visual Studio 2010 release date announced – .NET framework 4.0

I found a link to the Register that mentions that Visual Studio 2010 will be released on March 22nd of 2010. The beta is currently available for download from Microsoft

I can’t wait for the new Entity Framework with 4.0 ; they fix so many annoyances I have with the current version.

It appears that they will be changing the packages they sell now. I know they are transitioning us folks with Team Developer licenses up to the Ultimate license, which is really cool. They are also giving us full TFS server licenses gratis as well.

Quote from the Register’s site:

Microsoft will chop nine Visual Studio SKUs down to four, with the focus on ALM. Microsoft does not seem to be tampering with the Express editions, which add another five SKUs.

Visual Studio Development Edition, Database Edition, Architect Edition and Test Edition will go. These will give way to Visual Studio 2010 Professional priced $799 and no MSDN subscription option, Professional priced $1,199 for a new MSDN subscription, Premium priced $5,469 for a new MSDN subscription, and the new completely Ultimate Visual Studio SKU that will be priced $11,924 for a new MSDN subscription.

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