Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 CTP released

Microsoft has recently released the first Community Technology preview for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.

Here is a list of new things in VC++, from the VC++ team’s blog:

  • MSBuild Support for Visual C++
  • IntelliSense and Browsing Experience
    • Improved Responsiveness and Scale
    • Improved Accuracy and Robustness
  • C++0x Features
    • Lambda Expressions
    • Rvalue References
    • static_assert
    • auto Keyword
  • MFC Improvements
    • Task Dialog Support
    • Restart Manager Support
  • Deployment
    • New deployment model for Visual C++ Libraries (changed to not use Windows SxS configuration)

You can read more about this directly on the VC Team Blog. The CTP is available for download at the Microsoft Download Center. The whole download has 7.3 GB !! and the system requirements are:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
  • Minimum 75 GB available HDD space
  • The host computer must have a minimum of 2 GB RAM, with 1 GB allocated to the host operating system and 1 GB allocated to the VPC.
  • We recommend that the host computer CPU be at least a Core Duo 2 GHz processor.
  • Service Pack 1 of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is required to access the VPC.

You can provide feedback about this CTP at Microsoft Connect

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