Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate has now been released to the general public. It has been available since Monday to MSDN subscribers. The road to final release is getting shorter and shorter. The main reason for the RC is to get broad customer feedback on performance and stability since the Beta 2 release. If you do find an issue put it on the Microsoft Connect site and also email Scott Guthrie (scottgu at microsoft.com)
For those upgrading from the Beta 2 there are some known issues (via Scott Gu’s blog)
- You should remove previous versions of VS 2010 Beta 2 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2 before installing the RC. You can install VS2010 side by side with VS 2005 and VS 2008.
- Silverlight 3 projects are supported in the RC but SL 4 projects are not (yet!). Silverlight 4 support will be added with the next Silverlight 4 release.
- There is a crash bug with certain systems that have multi-touch and some screen readers enabled. They are working on a patch at the moment for that
- Some project upgrades may take quite a long time to complete if the project contains XSD files. Again another patch forthcoming.
Looking forward to road testing this myself!