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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for MSDN Suscribers

 
Update: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Known Issues

 

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for MSDN Subscribers. It will be available for everyone on 21st October. Microsoft is planning to release the final version on 22nd March 2010.

As per Soma Somasegar, Senior Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Division - "Beta 2 is not about dramatic changes to the features but is more about improvements to the performance and quality".

Also Microsoft has changed naming of different editions. They have editions Visual Studio 2010 editions. But no 64 bit edition of Visual Studio is available though.

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN - Includes all of the current Visual Studio Team System functionality. $11,924 for a new license ; $3,841 for a renewal
Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN - $5,469 new; $2,299 renewal
Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN - $1,199 new; $799 renewal
Visual Studio 2010 Professional without MSDN - $799

Note - Anyone who is an active subscriber to MSDN Premium by the time Visual Studio 2010 launches next March will be transitioned automatically to the next higher level VS 2010.

Diference between Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium and Ultimate

As per Microsoft, Visual Studio 2010 is ready for production you can read complete details at "Going live" with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 -

We are pleased to declare Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 a “go live” release (read more about it on Soma’s blog). This means that Beta 2 has met high standards of quality for pre-release software, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications.
You can also download Server 2008 VHD to install & try Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. More information about the Windows Server 2008 VHD

Microsoft also released 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta which is available in 32 bit and 64 bit.

A complete list of available download from MSDN download website:

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Premium Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Premium Beta 2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Integrated Shell Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Team Explorer Beta 2 (x86) - CD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Test Elements Beta 2 (x86) - CD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Express Combo Beta 2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Team Agents Beta 2 (x86) - CD (English)
Visual Studio 2010 VWD Express Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 VCS Express Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 VC Express Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 VB Express Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Remote Debugger Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Remote Debugger Beta 2 (x64) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 Remote Debugger Beta 2 (ia64) - (English)
Visual Studio 2010 FSharp Runtime Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Full Beta 2 (x86 and x64) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Full Beta 2 (x86 and ia64) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Full Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Full Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2 (x86 and x64) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2 (x86 and ia64) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2 (x86) - (English)
.Net Framework 4 Client Profile Beta 2 Web Installer (x86) - (English)



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