The long speculated Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 for MSDN subscribers which was previously set to release at an earlier date has finally been launched. MSDN subscribers can log in to their accounts and download a copy for trying and testing. Since this release is a Beta version, the final version is always subject to changes. Hence, users are not recommended to install it into a production machine and the release is mainly for testers’ curiosity and feedback collection.

There are substantial changes and features added into the new Visual Studio 2010. At the same time, .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 is also released concurrently for MSDN subscribers’ trial. Users who want to know more about the new Visual Studio 2010 such as product highlights, new features etc can read the Visual Studio 2010 Product Highlights. Users also can download Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 via the link here.

Update: Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET Framework 4 RTM have been released.