With the launch of Visual Studio 2010, F# makes its formal debut as a part of VS2010. Although F# has proved its ability to make significant positive impact on lives of professional programmers and others, inclusion of version 2.0 of F# in Microsoft’s development tool firmly establishes its status as major .NET programming language. Already popular, F# extends .NET platform by offering productive language for developers working in technical, algorithmic, parallel, and data-rich areas. F# 2.0 is the first supported version of language and includes new, improved features. F# provides type-safe, succinct, efficient and expressive functional programming on the .NET platform. It’s a simple and pragmatic language, and has particular strengths in data-oriented programming, parallel I/O programming, parallel CPU programming, scripting and algorithmic development. It offers access to huge .NET library and tools base and comes with strong set of Visual Studio development tools. As a productive language for typed functional and object-oriented programming on .NET platform, F# is being adopted across number of industry verticals, where it’s particularly useful for companies that need to conduct algorithmic analysis of large quantities of business information,” states Microsoft.