Microsoft has released the Release Candidate version of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.
Right now it’s available for MSDN subscribers.
On Wednesday 10th of February everyone will be able to get their hands on it
Two important things to know (from Scott Guthrie blog post):
- If you have previously installed VS 2010 Beta 2 on your computer you should use Add/Remove Programs (within Windows Control Panel) to remove VS 2010 Beta2 and .NET 4 Beta2 before installing the VS 2010 RC. Note that VS 2010 RC can be installed on the same machine side-by-side with VS 2008 and VS 2005.
- Silverlight 3 projects are supported with today’s VS 2010 RC build – however Silverlight 4 projects are not yet supported. We will be adding VS 2010 RC support for SL4 with the next public Silverlight 4 drop. If you are doing active Silverlight 4 development today we recommend staying with the VS10 Beta 2 build for now.