Visual Studio 2010 is currently at the Beta Test stage but already the excitement to the release date is growing. The actual official Visual Studio 2010 release date is still to be announced but it is currently expected to ship early in Q1 of 2010.
If you are looking to get ahead of the game and get to grips with some of the new features of Visual Studio 2010, then I highly recommend you head over to LearnVisualStudio.Net. As always, LVS have stayed with the latest cutting edge technologies and have already produced their first series of training materials for Visual Studio 2010 to get its members up to speed quickly.
In the first series there are 6 videos providing around 2 hours of video based training. The topics they cover are:
- Visual Studio 2010 .Net 4.0 Language Enhancements
- Visual Studio 2010 C#4.0 Specific Language Enhancements
- Visual Studio 2010 ASP.Net 4.0 Web Forms Routing
- Visual Studio 2010 ASP.Net AJAX 4.0 Binding
- Visual Studio 2010 ASP.Net AJAX 4.0 Observer
There is plenty there to whet the appetite and more are being produced as we speak. If you are not a member of LVS and would like to know more please ask any questions in the comment box below.
Here is the link for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta download.
As soon as the official Visual Studio 2010 Release Date is out I will put together a blog post about it.
So what are you looking forward to most in Visual Studio 2010?
Personally, I am very keen to check out the Microsoft Dublin component. If you have read any of my posts on Windows Workflow Foundation you will have seen the hassles I had in hosting the workflows. Well, Dublin is a component of Oslo (Microsofts new modelling framework), and it will be offered as a free tool shipped with VS2010 to enable you to host and monitor Workflows and WCF services.
If Dublin takes away a lot of the pain I went through with hosting Workflows in IIS then I will gladly look at using Workflow Foundation again. Since I first used it I have steered clear. Fingers crossed its all its cracked up to be.