The first Beta release of VS 2010 is available starting today for MSDN subscribers.
There is a great write-up on Jason Zander's blog -
- New templates and tools can be downloaded from VS Gallery within Visual Studio.
- Support for TDD
- dynamic keyword for Office programmability
- many VB language improvements (I won't go into them 'cuz I'm a C# guy)
- many improvements to C++ support (again, not my bag)
- F# included with VS 2010
- improvements to the WPF editor
- Silverlight editor now built-in
- HTML snippets for ASP.NET coding
- JQuery included
- Team Arch does standard UML now. I'm not big into UML, but I find Sequence Diagrams pretty useful.
- Architectural Explorer lets you browse through your Namespaces and view the structure of your app; then generate Sequence Diagrams automatically. Looks cool.
- Test Plan management improvements ("Camano", now called Microsoft Test and Lab Manager, will be available as a scaled-down VS edition)
- TFS improvements: branch management, visualizations, drag-drop merging.
Wow. I am looking forward to a test-drive.