Visual Studio 2010 Launch Back On

Visual Studio 2010 has a new ship date.

Originally scheduled to launch on March 22, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) abruptly pushed that date back late last month, after the company decided it needed to extend testing to achieve quality standards.

At that time, officials said they were introducing an additional "release candidate" -- the final testing step in Microsoft's development lifecycle -- for both Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.

The company had said that would push the launch back by "a few weeks."

Now, Microsoft has set April 12 as the official ship date, according to a one-sentence post on the blog of Rob Caron, a content architect at Microsoft.

"Short but sweet, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, 12 April 2010," Caron's blog post said Wednesday night.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 entered their second beta test phase in November at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles.

Among the features being added to Visual Studio and .NET Framework 4 in the 2010 editions are support for Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, as well as tools to simplify writing touch-enabled applications for Windows 7.

Stuart J. Johnston is a contributing writer at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.



About the Author

Stuart Johnston

Stuart J. Johnston is a contributing writer at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: August 14, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Data protection has long been considered "overhead" by many organizations in the past, many chalking it up to an insurance policy or an extended warranty you may never use. The realities of today makes data protection a must-have, as we live in a data-driven society -- the digital assets we create, share, and collaborate with others on must be managed and protected for many purposes. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join Seagate Cloud …

  • Event Date: April 15, 2014 The ability to effectively set sales goals, assign quotas and territories, bring new people on board and quickly make adjustments to the sales force is often crucial to success--and to the field experience! But for sales operations leaders, managing the administrative processes, systems, data and various departments to get it all right can often be difficult, inefficient and manually intensive. Register for this webinar and learn how you can: Align sales goals, quotas and …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds