VS 2010 Beta 2 Out Publicly

I have been working with VS 2010 quite a bit since the CTP about five months ago. The most recent release is Beta 2 and it was dropped onto MSDN for subscribers back on Monday. Today it rolls out for public consumption:
I am still working on getting a version of VS 2010 Beta 2 completely installed. I have had 2 failed installs at this point. Here are a few gotchas to watch out for:
  • Start with a fresh VPC or system – make sure no previous version of VS 2010 existed on the computer previously
  • Be sure to budget enough time for the install to run – perhaps 4-6 hours. I did a save state on my VPC in the middle and this caused the install to fail in the middle.
  • If any of the features fail, they do not show up in the Add/Remove programs checklist – you would need to start a fresh install.
  • Uninstall is not working completely so this does not provide an option to back out if you get an error or have to stop in the middle.

I have reported a couple bugs already, and if you find any, be sure to report them at:



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