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Microsoft names new date for Visual Studio 2010

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Microsoft has named the date for the (delayed) next installment of Visual Studio and its .NET Framework.

Developer division marketing and communications manager Rob Caron blogged Thursday that the new date for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 is April 12 - three weeks later than the company originally planned.

Curran's blog was the very definition of brief, coming in at 17 words.

The Windows development tools suite and framework were pushed back by Microsoft in December, with the company citing the need to improve performance.

Sosa Somasegar, senior vice president of Microsoft's developer division, pointed to the need to improve performance "in a few key scenarios including virtual memory usage."

The suite and framework are important for Microsoft. They add tools for Windows 7, Office, and SharePoint 2010 and drag-and-drop binding with Silverlight. The company is also hoping to lure developers over to its Azure cloud by giving users hours of access to Azure in addition to upgrades to a new, top-of-the-line Visual Studio Ultimate.

Being Microsoft, the company is also re-arranging the SKU chairs, cutting nine Visual Studio SKUs down to four, while retaining the four Express editions. ®

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