Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Visual Studio 2010It’s here! VS 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 have shipped and that the Team Foundation Server Project Server Integration Feature Pack is now available for MSDN subscribers. New features improve several areas, including IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling.

The announcements were made by S Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Developer Division, in his blog post Visual Studio 2010 enhancements.

The new service pack to Visual Studio is available to MSDN subscribers from their subscriber downloads.  If you’re not an MSDN subscriber, click on the following link to get the update.

TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack

Also available for Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers via Download Center today is the TFS-Project Server Integration Feature Pack.  Integration between Project Server and Team Foundation Server enables teams to work more effectively together using Visual Studio, Project, and SharePoint and coordinates development between teams using disparate methodologies, such as waterfall and agile, via common data and metrics.

Visual Studio Load Test Feature Pack

Also introduced today Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack is available to all Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscribers. With this feature pack, you can simulate as many virtual users as you need without having to purchase additional Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 licenses.

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2

Visual Studio LightSwitch offers a simple way to develop line of business applications for the desktop and cloud. LightSwitch reaches Beta 2.

Beta of First Service Pack for Visual Studio 2010 Arrives

VS2010Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download to MSDN subscribers.

Jason Zander, General Manager of the Visual Studio Team, announced the update on his blog Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta. You’ll find the download links in his blog post.

The beta includes a “go live” license, which means you can use this release for your production code. If you are using ASP.NET MVC 3, wait for the release candidate that will come out on December 10.

Service Pack 1 Features

The update enhances the developer experience by addressing some of the most requested features like better help support, IntelliTrace support for 64-bit and SharePoint, and including Silverlight 4 Tools in the box.

Some of the additional highlights are:

  • Help Viewer
  • Win7-specific MFC APIs to support use of Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Windows Animation Technologies.
  • Unit Testing on .NET 3.5.
  • IntelliTrace F5 for 64 bit and SharePoint projects
  • Performance Wizard for Silverlight
  • VB Compiler runtime switch

For more information, see Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta.

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