Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is beginning to show the rather attractive shape of things to come. I attended a Microsoft Webinar yesterday that covered the new features – impressive. At the moment, I’m running 2010 on my SharePoint VMware environment learning the new features.

It supports software process with Team Foundation Server (TFS), and provides intelligent targeting of different .Net versions, allowing most shops to stop using old Visual Studio versions. It supports test-driven development, and it adds historical debugging, as well as support for concurrency. Silverlight RIA development, the F# functional programming language, and ASP.Net MVC 2 are all included in the product. The new WPF-based IDE is now fast enough to use, and with a few exceptions, the entire studio is a little quicker than Visual Studio 2008.

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