Microsoft has decided to push back the launch of Visual Studio 2010 to take more time to address performance issues reported by testers in in Betas 1 and 2. Microsoft plans to deliver another interim release of the technology.
Microsoft has decided to push back the launch of Visual Studio
2010 in order to deliver another interim release of the technology.
The software giant released Beta 2 of its flagship developer
tools suite in October, along with the second beta of the .NET
Framework 4. And the company said then that it was on track to deliver final
versions of both technologies by March 22, 2010.
However, based on feedback Microsoft has received from beta
users of the tool set
particularly regarding performance
the company has
decided to address these concerns by providing an interim release some time in
February. In a blog post about Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 moves,
"Soma" Somasegar, senior vice president of Microsoft's Developer
Division, said:"At the same time, you have also given us feedback around
performance issues, specifically in a few key scenarios including virtual
memory usage. As you may have seen, we
significantly improved performance between Beta 1 and Beta 2. Based on what we've heard, we clearly needed
to do more work. Over the last couple of
months, our engineering team has been doing a push to improve performance. We have made significant progress in this
space since Beta 2.
"With these improvements in the product, we do want to
make sure that they truly address the performance issues while continuing to
maintain a high quality bar. As a
result, we are going to extend the beta period by adding another interim
checkpoint release, a Release Candidate with a broad "go live" license, which
will be publicly available in the February 2010 timeframe."Somasegar added that the reason for the interim release will be
to garner additional feedback from users about the adjustments and tweaks made
to the code base. As such, "the team will need some time to react to that
feedback before creating the final release build," Somasegar said.
"We are therefore moving the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET
Framework 4 back a few weeks."That would put the release of Visual Studio 2010 at some point
in April at the earliest.Microsoft on October 19 announced that beta 2 of both Visual
Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 were
to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers and that the technology
would be generally available to the world at large on October 21. In addition
to availability of the new beta versions, Microsoft announced a simplified
product lineup and pricing options for Visual Studio 2010 as well as new benefits
for MSDN subscribers, including what the company is calling the Ultimate Offer,
available to all active MSDN Premium subscribers at the official product launch
on March 22, 2010.