Intalled VS2010 Ultimate Last Night And had Some Thoughts

VS2010 was release two days ago, so last night I installed it to my work laptop. I had RC1 installed in HyperV, which is what AI use for demos but to finally have the RTM on my work environment was a nice change. I wound up staying up later than normal because I was so excited playing with everything. Almost like a giddy kid on Christmas Day. While I was running the install I started thinking of the road Visual Studio has been down and where it is now. VS2010 really revolutionizes how we develop .Net apps by providing a mature toolbox of new technologies when comparing it to the past releases of .Net 3.5 and VS2008.   You start seeing a more mature change from Web forms and MVC and windows forms to WPF, a more robust Silverlight and Entity Framework and how building WCF services is no longer questioned as a taboo, but now just a part of everyday development from connected distributed solutions to working with AJAX. Also, major improvements and more limelight for WF4.0 which makes it more adoptable as a process engine and building declarative business rules.

I really think customers will adopt VS2010 much faster than they have previous Visual Studio because of the maturity with these new technologies. Developing applications with VS2010 is just faster and more flexible than anything we have had in the past. However this can also be confusing with all of these new options, but Microsoft is doing a better job than ever by getting "How To's" out and seasoned developers should be able to quickly understand how to benefit from the new framework patterns and technology. Kind of interesting, but "how we" architect solutions also gets new names and patterns.

Hopefully when or if you have already cracked open the box for VS2010 you are pleased too. Obviously, the best thing to do is to embrace this paradigm shift by grabbing it with both hands and pulling it to you!

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Posted by: BayerWhite
Posted on: 4/14/2010 at 12:03 AM
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