The new release of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 are now available for purchase and download as of today, April 12th. With Visual Studio, those looking to develop applications for Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Phone 7, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint, Office, and Windows Azure now have a new set of tools to do so. The software includes a new editor, better testing and debugging tools, support for multiple monitors, and support for things like the multitouch features in Windows 7, Windows 7 jump lists, sensor and location data, the Office ribbon UI, and more.
The .NET 4 framework has also been made available and Silverlight 4 is set to launch this week too, according to S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President of the Developer Division, who shared the news on his blog.
To download the new software, go here. For more information on developer resources check out the site Develop for Windows. This collection off tools, sample code, and developer kits features some interesting stats on its homepage, too like:
- 1,000,000,000 Windows users
- 2,700,000 Windows developers
- 250,000 unique devices running Windows
- 95% of all netbooks run Windows
(via the Windows Team blog)