I blogged about us deciding to ship a public VS 2010 release candidate last
December. The primary motivation behind releasing a public RC was to
ensure that we could get broad testing and feedback on the performance and
stability work we’ve been doing since the last public VS 2010 Beta 2 release.
Over the last few months we’ve been releasing interim builds
to a small set of folks who have been helping us validate fixes and measure
very large projects and solutions. The feedback from them has been
extremely positive the last few weeks – which is why we are now opening up
today’s build to a much wider set of people to people to try out.
The RC has only been out a few hours so far – but the
feedback so far on Twitter has been nice to see:
@DanWahlin: The performance improvements with Visual Studio
2010 RC compared to previous builds are huge. Really happy with what I'm seeing
@peterbromberg: VS2010 RC: I must admit, I am impressed.
Major speed and performance improvements. They are obvious immediately!
@Nick_Craver: RC performance is ridiculously faster, can't
wait to switch over full time!
@Rlz2cool: Just tried VS2010 RC. One word incredible. Super
fast, great build with things I saw in earlier releases fixed. So awesome.
@ddotterer: Trying out VS2010 RC: Snappier UI, much faster
intellisense, significant build time reduction, etc. Overall: AWESOME JOB
@tomkirbygreen: Oh my goodness, VS2010 RC is much, much
faster. Kudos to the VS perf team and everyone else. Uninstalling Visual Studio
@JoshODBrown The developers on the Visual Studio 2010 RC
must have had their usual beverages replaced with unicorn tears or something. #VS2010 #awesome
@jbristowe: Holy Butterball! VS 2010 RC is crazy fast. It
makes me feel like this: http://bit.ly/cPaOvE