Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta Released

Microsoft released the first beta Service Pack (SP1) for Visual Studio 2010 yesterday. Here are the download links:

Download Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta (MSDN Subscribers only)

Download Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta (General Availability)

Amongst the SP1 Beta highlights that Jason has summed up in is blog, what caught my attention were the following points:

  • IntelliTrace support for 64bit and SharePoint
  • Performance Wizard for Silverlight
  • Unit Testing on .NET 3.5
  • Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 Integration

Note: As of this writing, if you are using ASP.NET MVC 3 RC, the VS 2010 SP1 Beta release breaks Razor IntelliSense. However the MVC team is working on a quick fix to be released early next week. This release also breaks Visual Studio Async CTP and I will update this post when a patch is available for the same. Till that time, if you are using Async CTP, stick to the VS 2010 RTM release and do not upgrade to SP1 Beta.



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Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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