Visual Studio 2010

The Visual Studio Documentary

Two part excellent history of Microsoft languages and developer tools video at channel9.

Lets look at the timeline.

Products and Milestones

1975 – Bill Gates and Paul Allen write a version of Basic for Altair 8080

1982 – IBM releases BASCOM 1.0 (developed by Microsoft)

1983 – Microsoft Basic Compiler System v5.35 for MS-DOS release

1984 – Microsoft Basic Compiler System v5.36 release

1985 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.0

1986 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.01, 1.02, 2.00

1987 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 2.01, 3.00, 4.00

1987 – Microsoft BASIC 6.0

1988 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50

1989 – Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0

1990 – Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1

1991 – Microsoft Visual Basic released May 20-Windows World Convention –Atlanta

1992 – Microsoft Visual Basic 2.0

1993 – Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 in Standard and Professional versions

1995 – Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 released, supported the new Windows 95

1997 – Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 – introduction of IntelliSense

1998 – Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 that included Visual Basic 6.0 released (first VS)

2002 – Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 7.0

2002 – Visual Studio .NET

2003 – Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 7.1

2003 – Microsoft Visual Studio w/Intellisense

2003 – Visual Studio .NET

2004 – Announce Visual Studios 2005 – Code name Whidbey

2005 – Visual Studio 2005 release w/Extensibility

2005 – Visual Studio Express released

2006 – Expression Tool Set released – devs and designers work together

2006 – Visual Studio Team release – November 30th

2007 – Visual Studio 2008 (code name Orcas) ships November = Video Studio Shell

2010 – Visual Studios (code name Rosario)

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Visual Studio 2010 Featured Content

Very important MSDN web page. Check out Visual Studio 2010 Featured Content.

Take advantage of all the new features in Visual Studio 2010! On this page, we’ve compiled some of the best content available for developers to help you get up-to-speed on what you can do with Visual Studio 2010, as well as what we’ve done to help you be much more productive and have a lot more fun writing code. From multi-monitor support, .NET Framework 4 integration, the debut of F#, full integration with Silverlight 4, and much more – we’re sure you’ll love Visual Studio 2010 as much as we do.

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Visual Studio 2010 RC

On tuesday VS 2010 RC was available for msdn subscribers, today microsoft has made this release public.

Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 will launch all over the world Arpil 12.

If you want to download RC iso you should take the this link.

.Net Framework 4.0 RC link is here.

Also Team Foundation Server RC is available too. You can download it here.

Team Explorer RC is available also. Download it here.

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