Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 GA, Silverlight 4 RTW

Today, from the Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and Silverlight 4 Launch event in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced:

  • General availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, currently available for purchase/download on
  • Silverlight 4 will release to Web (RTW) later this week

Other news announced includes:

  • Availability of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 – Microsoft’s tool to enable Team Foundation Server for customers that aren’t using Visual Studio, such as developers using Java development environments on Windows and on the Mac.
  • The two week extension of Microsoft’s “Ultimate Offer” – which enables existing customers with a premium MSDN subscription to upgrade to a higher level of the 2010 product (the “Ultimate Offer” was previously set to expire on April 12, 2010).

You can follow all the action, including this morning’s keynote featuring Microsoft’s Sever and Tools President Bob Muglia, from Microsoft’s Developer Tools Newsroom.  With this landmark release, Microsoft has simplified the entire development process, enabling developers to target new platforms and build high-quality applications. 

In addition to watching Bob’s keynote, visit the Newsroom to:

  • Watch video featuring the Microsoft Server and Tools engineering team on the making of Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and Silverlight 4
  • Learn about the more than 50 Microsoft partners planning to ship product with Visual Studio 2010
  • Discover how customers are creating amazing apps with Silverlight and Visual Studio

Also, be sure to visit the Newsroom tomorrow to watch Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Platform, talk more about Silverlight 4. 

For additional, real-time updates, be sure to follow @VisualStudio and @TeamSilverlight on Twitter and become a fan of Visual Studio and Silverlight on Facebook.