Microsoft today gives the public a first look at Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, plus a peek at Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (previously code named Rosario).

Senior vice president of the Developer Division, S. "Soma" Somasegar says about these upcoming releases, “With Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, we are focused on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms spanning client, server, services and devices, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements. These pillars are designed specifically to meet the needs of developers, the teams that drive the application life cycle from idea to delivery, and the customers that demand the highest quality applications across multiple platforms. You can expect to hear a lot more about Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 in the coming months.”

In addition, Microsoft announced that VSTS 2010 will provide a unified VSTS Development and Database product. Current software assurance (SA) customers who own Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition or Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition will receive all the following products starting Oct. 1, 2008, for free:

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition

Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Software Developers

Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Database Professionals

The products will be available to SA customers through their normal Microsoft Developer Network channel. Click here for licensing information.

For more information see Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.

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