Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Features and latest Updates

The Visual Studio 2010 Express is a set of free tools which offers you an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment, a new editor built in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework 4
Here are some key features of Visual Studio Express Edition:

- Visual Studio 2010 Express supports the new .NET Framework 4.

- Visual Studio 2010 Express products have a new integrated development environment (IDE) including a new Windows Presentation Framework code editor.

- In this new release, Visual Studio 2010 Express gains multi-monitor support as well as part of the new IDE.

- Unique to Visual Studio 2010 Express is a new streamlined user experience that focuses on the most common commands by hiding some of the more advanced menus and toolbars. These are easily accessible by users via the Tools / Settings menu.a

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express gets more cloud-computing friendly

The just launched Visual Studio 2010 is packed with plenty of new functionalities and features, including better integration with the Windows Azure cloud computing platform, which should put local software developers on Cloud 9.
With Windows Azure Tools, developers can quickly write, test, debug and deploy cloud applications from within the familiar Visual Studio environment, said Microsoft Malaysia at the launch.
To address the growing complexity of software development, Visual Studio 2010 also ships with the powerful IntelliTrace tool.
Described as a “time machine for developers and testers,” this tool makes non-reproducible bugs a thing of the past.
It enables developers to record an application’s execution history, which guarantees reproduction of any bugs to allow a tester to easily find it again, and to iron out the glitch once and for all.
Also new is multi-monitor support to enable a developer to “tear off” any window, such as a code or trace information application, and dock it in a separate display for much easier viewing.
During the launch, Microsoft also unveiled an updated .NET Framework 4, which now has additional support for various industry standards — and thanks to the inclusion of Dynamic Language Runtime, more language choices for users.
The revamped product now also supports high-performance middle-tier applications, such as parallel programming, workflow and service-oriented applications.