Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are available and complemented by a complete msdn redesign

This morning we released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 together with .NET Framework 4 Beta 2.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2

These releases were accompanied by a major redesign of both the msdn Library as well as the msdn Developer Centers.

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Visual Studio Beta 2 will be released in English, Japanese, and German and the .NET Framework Beta 2 will be released in English, Japanese, German and Arabic.

In addition to shipping the new (81% smaller) Client Profile of the .NET Framework, Beta 2 is the first version of Visual Studio to ship the new simplified SKU line up:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN: the comprehensive suite of application lifecycle management tools for software teams to ensure quality results from design to deployment.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN: a complete toolset for developers to deliver scalable, high quality applications.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN: the essential tool for professional development tasks to assist developers in implementing their ideas easily.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework Beta 2 is available to MSDN subscribers on Monday, October 19th, with general availability on October 21st.

Get all the details on the Beta 2 landing page or Somasegar’s blog (Announcing Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 2, Come meet the new MSDN).