Microsoft rolls out the first service pack (SP) 1 for Visual Studio 2010. Begining March 8, MSDN subscribers are able to download and install SP1. If you're not an MSDN subscriber, you can get the update on Thursday, March 10th.
MSDN subscribers also can get, the Team Foundation Server Integration Feature Pack (as part of the Visual Studio Ultimate SKU), which facilitates integration of Visual Studio, Project and SharePoint. Integration between Project Server and TFS enables teams to work more effectively together using VS, Project, and SharePoint and coordinates development between teams using disparate methodologies, such as waterfall and agile, via common data and metrics.
Visual Studio SP1 includes improved support for Silverlight 3 and 4 tools; the inclusion of Windows 7-specific MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) programming interfaces to support use of Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Windows Animation; and a new local Help Viewer.
Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 ("KittyHawk") will also be made available "in the coming weeks." Beta 2 will add new capabilities for building line-of-business apps that target Windows Azure and SQL Azure, Somasegar said.
Microsoft also introduce a new benefit - Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack - available to all Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscribers. With this feature pack, you can simulate as many virtual users as you need without having to purchase additional Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 licenses.
For more information regarding this new Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN benefit, visit the Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 page.