Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Download VS2010 RC Release Candidate
Microsoft .NET Framework developers can download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (VS2010 RC) from Microsoft MSDN web site and Microsoft Downloads web site.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 download is available for VS2010 Editions :
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate,
Visual Studio 2010 Premium, and
Visual Studio 2010 Professional
Visual Studio 2010 Installation Requirements
Before you download Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate, you should know that if you are planning to install MS VS2010 RC on a BitLocker encrypted drive, the Visual Studio 2010 installation will fail. Unfortunately there is not a known solution for this problem.
The memory or the RAM requirements are 1 GB RAM for x86 architecture and 2 GB RAM for x64 architecture computers.
Your processor must at least or faster than 1.6 GHz processing power.
Supported Operating Systems for Visual Studio 2010 Installation
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 1 - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows XP (x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions except Starter Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Download
Microsoft .NET Framework developers can download Visual Studio 2010 free from VS2010 Ultimate RC - ISO Microsoft Downloads page.
Total Visual Studio 2010 download full size is 2257.1 MB for VS2010 Ultimate RC edition.
The VS2010 download is available in 4 parts.
When the download files are extracted the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ISO file for VS2010 installation and setup is created.
After writing the Visual Studio 2010 iso image on a disk or mounting the .iso setup file as a new drive on your operating system, the Visual Studio 2010 installation can be easily done.
I use Gizmo for mounting .iso images. For my Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installation, I also preferred Gizmo to mount .iso image.
It is important that you should configure the vs2010 download .iso to remount image when the Windows starts up again.
Because during the VS2010 installation Windows will reboot after .NET Framework 4.0 installation.
One note for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, the full setup or complete installation of VS2010 requires 5.9 GB disk space on your hard drive.
Full features select for Visual Studio 2010 installation, installs the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate integrated environment together with modeling, development, testing, and deployment components that can simplify the entire development process and help ensure high-quality solutions. Provides tools for building solutions on Windows, the Web, Azure, the Office system, SharePoint, SQL Server, and other platforms by using Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, or Visual F#.
Also VS2010 Full features selection includes these advanced features: Test Impact Analysis, Coded UI testing, Test Case Management, Database Development, Profiling Tools, Code Analysis Tools, IntelliTrace, Code Coverage, Modeling and Architecture Diagram Tools and Team Explorer. Also includes SQL Server Express, the Windows SDK, Sync Framework, a graphics library, and more.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Download
.NET Framework developers can download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition from Microsoft Downloads site.
The VS2010 Professional download is in 4 parts with a total download size of 2167 MB.
Just as other Visual Studio versions and editions MS Visual Studio 2010 Professional is mainly build for performing basic tasks of creating and debugging applications and managing deployment of those applications.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium Download
Developers programming on Microsoft .NET Framework will find download files of .iso image Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium Edition at Microsoft Downloads site.
The VS2010 Premium Edition .iso setup image can be download in 4 parts with a size of 2150 MB in total.
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