Visual Studio 2010 enhancements

Posted by sumeethevans on March 9 2011, 1:44 AM. Posted in Visual Studio.

I'm sharing several pieces of news with the live audience in Dubai that I want to share with you as well.

Visual Studio 2010 SP1Visual Studio 2010 shipped about 11 months ago, and we continue to work on it and respond to customer feedback received through Visual Studio Connect.  This feedback has guided our focus to improve several areas, including IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling.  

You can learn more about how we're improving Visual Studio 2010 on Jason Zander's blog later today.  On March 8th, MSDN subscribers will be able to download and install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from their subscriber downloads.  If you're not an MSDN subscriber, you can get the update on Thursday, March 10th.

TFS-Project Server Integration Feature PackAlso 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 PackWe know that ensuring your applications perform continuously at peak levels at all times is central to your success.  Yet load and performance testing often happen late in the application lifecycle.  And fixing defects and detecting architectural and design issues later in the application lifecycle is more expensive than defects caught earlier in development.  This is why we've built load and performance testing capabilities into the Visual Studio IDE itself.

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2Visual Studio LightSwitch offers a simple way to develop line of business applications for the desktop and cloud.  Since the launch of Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1, we have seen over 100,000 downloads of the tool and a lot of developer excitement.  In the coming weeks, we will make available Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2.  With this second beta, we will also enable you to build line of business applications that target Windows Azure and SQL Azure. 

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