Microsoft issues Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4

by Ina Fried – April 11, 2010 9:00 PM PDT

Microsoft is ready with the final versions of its Visual Studio 2010 developer tools software and Silverlight 4, as well as version 4 of the .Net Framework.

The company is announcing the launch of the three products on Monday at a Visual Studio developer conference in Las Vegas. Visual Studio 2010 and the updated .Net Framework are now broadly available, Microsoft said, while Silverlight 4 will be made available for download later this week.

“We’re excited to celebrate the launch of Visual Studio 2010 with developers around the world today,” Server and Tools unit President Bob Muglia said in a statement. “The functionality of Visual Studio 2010, .Net Framework 4, and Silverlight 4 creates a powerful and unique combination, opening up new opportunities for developers to build applications that take advantage of new and existing devices, as well as emerging platforms like cloud services.”

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