Yesterday Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 RTM and .NET Framework 4, which are now offered for download. Both .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 brings significant improvements compared to their previous versions.
.NET Framework 4:
The .NET Framework 4 is Microsoft’s comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.
The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.
.NET Framework 4 new features and improvements:
Download: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
About Visual Studio 2010
Visual Studio 2010 provides a great deal of enhancements for developers to make it easier to develop applications including a new editor which now uses the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and multiple monitor support. Visual Studio 2010 represents a major investment by Microsoft to provide developers with the best tools for developing applications targeting the latest Microsoft releases such as Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Azure.
Download : Visual Studio 2010 Full Free Trail version
[via Windows Blog]