A New Date for Visual Studio 2010
We like really short and sweet posts about project updates. They get to the point very quickly and leave no room for misinterpretation.

At least that is what we get from Microsoft's Rob Caron. He's the Marketing Communications Manager for Developer and User Experience Runtimes and Tools at Microsoft -- which includes of course Visual Studio. He recently presented a quick update on the new release date for Visual Studio 2010 (news, site).

Originally scheduled for late March, Microsoft withdrew the delivery date saying they needed more time for testing due to performance and virtual memory issues.

The new date? "Short but sweet, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on Monday, 12 April 2010."

According to Mary Jo Foley, an unplanned Release Candidate will go out in February to testers, which will hopefully ensure that the issues mentioned above are resolved.

In the meantime, have another look at the new product lineup, the cloud support and a few other things in our look Visual Studio 2010: On Beta 2, New SKUs and Cloud Support.

And if you are still trying to figure out how to convince your boss that you will need the new version when it does arrive, do some comparison views of the different versions of Video Studio.

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Visual Studio Comparison Tool on MSDN