In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 18 hours, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 went to Beta 2 release yesterday, so today we have a special section devoted to the information about that release


  • Announcing Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 2 – Soma Somasegar announces the latest evolution in .NET4 / Visual Studio 2010, the Beta 2 release. This release is currently available to MSDN Subscribers, and will become generally available to the general public on Wednesday. More details on this to be found in today’s special .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 section below
  • ReSharper Early Access Program – JetBrains have made their first publicly available nightly build of Resharper 5.0. This is pre-release software, and the first release at that, so its likely to be a little shakey, but will be interesting to see what they have planned. Currently this seems to be a VS2008 only release
  • IIS Media Services 3.0 Released – BillS IIS Blog has the lowdown on the newly released IS Media Services . This free download plugs into Windows 2008 / 2008R2 and provides a means of delivering true HD video streams with real time monitoring. Also available is teh Smooth Streaming Player Developer Kit which supports the video streams in Silverlight
  • Sync Framework 2.0 Available for Download – LarenC of the Sync Framework team highlights the release of Sync Framework 2.0. This release builds on the previous version, making it easier to achieve more complex scenarios and extends the number of built in data providers to support more data sources.
  • SharePoint 2010 – Yesterday also saw the announcements of SharePoint 2010 at the Sharepoint Conference. This post details a number of the new features that will be included. My blog won’t be offering much coverage of Sharepoint as its not a technology I work with, however for those wanting more information Arpan Shah has gathered links to a few suitable resource sites in his Welcome to SharePoint 2010 post
  • Silverlight (and WPF) Data Visualization classes unsealed [Silverlight Toolkit October 2009 release now available!] – ‘Delay’ highlights the release of the October 2009 Silverlight Toolkit, whos most significant feature is support for Visual Studio 2010, along with common drag-and-drop support for Silverlight within the browser following the WPF API
  • Migrating ASP.NET MVC 1.0 applications to ASP.NET MVC 2 – Eilon Lipton shares a useful tool which converts Visual Studio projects from ASP.NET MVC 1 to the ASP.NET MVC 2.0 Preview 2



Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 Release