Software Update: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

After several betas and a release candidate, Microsoft has finally released Visual Studio 2010 to the general public. This popular programming development environment has useful options to make programming easier in Visual C#, Visual Basic and Visual F#, among others. Among other things, the new release adds improved stability and speed compared to the previous beta versions. The announcement by Jason Zander, general manager of the Visual Studio developer division, looks like this:

Ship It!! Visual Studio 2010 Now Available

Launch day is here and I’m pleased to announce the product is final and available now!

I can easily say this is the biggest tools release I’ve been involved with in over a decade working on .NET and Visual Studio. The work in the product represents in some cases (such as the CLR) four years of innovation coming together. I want to say a big THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to the entire team.

In just a little while I will continue our world wide launch events here in London followed by Bob Muglia in Las Vegas. We’ve already completed the events in Malaysia, China, and India. In addition to the keynotes, we will have local events around the world and will have streaming media available for you.

Finally, thanks to all of you who downloaded pre-release builds of the product and provided your feedback. You’re feedback has been invaluable to us.

Enjoy the release, I can’t wait to see what you create…

Version number 2010
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website Microsoft
License type Shareware