TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Launch Date



Visual Studio 2010 LogoIt wasn’t long ago that an original launch date (March 22, 2009) was announced for Team Foundation Server 2010, Visual Studio 2010, and the .NET Framework 4.0.  It then got postponed after the product teams realized that they weren’t going to meet that date and have a solid product up high release standards.  A new launch date has been announced to be April 12, 2010.

Now remember that launch date doesn’t mean release date!  I had a little discussion about it on a previous blog post but hopefully everything will get wrapped up, RTM, and will be available to MSDN Subscriber Downloads before the launch date.  Fingers crossed!

[Updated] Also, a Release Candidate will be available for all of these products in February and will include a public  “Go-Live” license just like Beta 2.  Be sure to upgrade to the RC as soon as possible and report any issues that you may be experiencing quickly since the time between RC and RTM will be very short.  I’m sure the product group’s largest goal is to make sure there are no show-stoppers being discovered in the RC.

 

Ed Blankenship

Posted in TFS | VSTS


Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:00:32 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
when it's launched will it be on dreamspark the same day? =]
Derrick
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 05:49:20 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
No telling... We will certainly see if it's available on DreamSpark the same day it's available to other MSDN Subscribers. I don't see why it wouldn't be :)
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