All you need to know about Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Download – Home

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx

What’s new in .NET Framework 4

.NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Documentation

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w0x726c2%28VS.100%29.aspx

Walkthroughs

Training Kit – Oct. Preview

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=752CB725-969B-4732-A383-ED5740F02E93&displaylang=en

Training Course – includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies

http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/VS2010/

Samples – C#, F#, Parallel Processing, Office, SharePoint

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dd238515.aspx

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Silverlight updates – Tim Heuer

http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2009/10/19/silverlight-and-visual-studio-2010-beta-2.aspx

http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2009/10/22/can-i-use-vs2010-for-silverlight-3-development.aspx

Silverlight Toolkit Oct. 2009 Release – support Visual Studio 2010 design time experience, Extensible Charting, Drag & Drop support for controls

http://silverlight.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Silverlight%20Toolkit%20October%202009%20change%20list&referringTitle=Home

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 from an ASP.NET MVC Perspective – Phil Haack

http://haacked.com/archive/2009/10/20/vs10beta2-and-aspnetmvc.aspx

AJAX Control Toolkit

Download Deep Zoom Composer

Download ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit

Microsoft Ajax Library and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Stephen Walther

http://stephenwalther.com/blog/archive/2009/10/21/the-microsoft-ajax-library-and-visual-studio-beta-2.aspx

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Series by ScottGu

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/08/25/vs-2010-and-net-4-series.aspx

IronPython – http://ironpython.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=28125

  1. Install IronPython 2.6 CTP for .NET 4.0 Beta 2.msi from -http://ironpython.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=28125
  2. Follow any of the many dynamic walkthroughs online -http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam/archive/2008/12/17/walkthrough-dynamic-programming-in-visual-basic-10-0-and-c-4-0-lisa-feigenbaum.aspx

IronRuby

http://ironpython.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=28125

Issues:

No Javascript Intellisense – http://west-wind.com/weblog/posts/50857.aspx

In case you need to uninstall Visual Studio:

  • Try to uninstall using the ISO image.
  • Or you can try this if you don’t have the ISO.1. Uninstall TFS Object Model (This step is Visual Studio 2010 Team Suite only)
    From Add/Remove, uninstall Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 Object Model
    2. Uninstall all instances of Visual Studio 2010 products (for example, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate).
    3.1 If you have previous versions of Visual Studio
    Uninstall other remaining supporting products, in the specified order. (Ignore items that are not present on your computer.)
    a.    Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Beta 2
    b.    The .NET Framework version 4 Language Pack
    c.    The .NET Framework version 4 Extended (reboot, if prompted)
    d.    The .NET Framework version 4 Client (reboot, if prompted)

    3.2 If no previous versions of Visual Studio
    3.2.1 Optionally, uninstall the following supporting products that may have been installed with Visual Studio 2010.  NOTE: These components may also be used by other product suites on your computer.
    a.    Web Deployment Tool
    b.    Silverlight 3 SDK
    c.    SQL Server 2008 Management Objects
    d.    SQL Server CLR Types
    e.    SQL Server 2008
    f.    SQL Server 2008 Native Client
    g.    SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2

    3.2.2 Uninstall other remaining supporting products, in the specified order.  (Ignore items that are not present on your computer.)
    a.    Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime Beta2
    b.    The .NET Framework version 4 Language Pack
    c.    The .NET Framework version 4 Extended (reboot, if prompted)
    d.    The .NET Framework version 4 Client (reboot, if prompted)
    4. Reboot
    5. Uninstall C++ 2010 Redistributable
    From Add/Remove, uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Beta 2 Redistributable (x86 and/or x64)
    6. Reboot