Desmond File

Blog archive

Visual Studio 2010 Delayed

If you've worked with or around Microsoft technology for more than a few years, you probably aren't shocked to hear that the upcoming launch of the company's Visual Studio 2010 integrated development environment (IDE) and .NET Framework 4 platform have been delayed. When you are in the business of building incredibly complex tools and platforms, delays are almost inevitable.

But I have to admit that I was surprised to hear that the expected March 22 release of VS 2010 and .NET 4 would be pushed back "a few weeks," according to a blog post yesterday by S. "Soma" Somasegar, senior vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division. While VS2010 has had its share of performance and stability wrinkles, Microsoft has done an outstanding job of involving the developer community in the product's development cycle. The VS team delivered a very strong beta 2 in October, resolving a host of concerns produced by the first beta, back in May.

Microsoft isn't offering any details, but Somasegar in his blog post singled out issues related to virtual memory usage. He also cited the depth of performance-related improvements in the last beta, though it's not clear if general IDE performance is at issue here.

So what can developers expect to see next? Microsoft will add an interim checkpoint release to the VS/.NET review cycle, which Somasegar described as a "release candidate." That release should be made available under a broad Go Live license in February, Somasegar wrote.

Still, the question begs: How long will we have to wait?

Posted by Michael Desmond on 12/18/2009 at 1:15 PM

comments powered by Disqus


  • .NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

    .NET Core placed high in a web-dominated ranking of development frameworks published by CodinGame, which provides a tech hiring platform.

  • Here's a One-Stop Shop for .NET 5 Improvements

    Culled from reams of Microsoft documentation, here's a high-level summary of what's new for performance, networking, diagnostics and more, along with links to the nitty-gritty details for those wanting to dig in more.

  • Azure SQL Database Ranked Among Top 3 Databases of 2020

    Microsoft touted the inclusion of Azure SQL Database among the top three databases of 2020 in a popularity ranking by DB-Engines, which collects and manages information about database management systems, updating its lists monthly.

  • Time Tracker Says VS Code Is No. 1 Editor for Devs, Some Working 15+ Hours Per Day

    WakaTime, which does time tracking for programmers, released data for 2020 showing that Visual Studio Code is by far the top editor/IDE used by its coders, some of whom are hacking away for more than 15 hours per day.

Upcoming Events