Microsoft Will Ship When VS is Ready

fastbike I’m very pleased to see Microsoft respond to customer feedback requesting a little bit more time before the release of Visual Studio 2010.  There has been concern with the current beta release that its performance is not where it needs to be, especially in certain specific scenarios.  Microsoft is aware of these issues and has a number of fixes under way or already checked in, but the concern among the community was that there wouldn’t be time for another broad beta or RC release of Visual Studio where any remaining issues could be reported back and corrected prior to release.

Changing a launch date for something like Visual Studio is a big deal.  There are partners and events with agreements and logistics already in place.  It’s not a free or easy change to make.  With that understanding, I applaud Microsoft for responding to community feedback around this issue and working with their dev community to release a better product, if slightly later than initially scheduled.

Oh, and on the subject of performance, even in the current builds, the Add Reference dialog comes up instantly.  Woot!

 

  • Chris Marisic

    "Oh, and on the subject of performance, even in the current builds, the Add Reference dialog comes up instantly. Woot!"

    That’s awesome news, and I agree I’d much Microsoft release a much closer to perfect product than release what’s there and be rushing to have VS2010 SP1 immediately following it to clean up what wasn’t able to be finished.

    Also I hope to get to see you in Vegas!

  • Jeff Putz

    It has been fascinating to see the development of a product like this from the inside. Obviously I can’t say a lot about that, but I will say that folks here really do care about shipping the best possible product. It’s very exciting.

  • Martin

    It’s good to see Microsoft willing to accept that there may be more bugs left in VS2010 than they are willing to let it out with – would that that were always the case! Believe it or not the company I work for has only just adopted 2008 (they don’t really like change!) so we may not be amongst the first people to take up 2010 anyway.

  • liviu

    There are performance problems and user unfriendly "features" that are there since vs 2003:

    example: add controls from an assembly. The process is of enumerating the available controls is so slow i can take a nap.

    add reference maybe fast, but when you click on net assembly it IS still slow.

  • Gerald

    Well, they have finally announced the new release date for VS and .NET Framework 4: April 12, 2010. I’m all for clearing the performance problems, but let’s hope this platform actually gets released by the year of 2010! From some of the screenshots I saw online, it looks pretty nice though.

  • ssmith

    @Gerald,

    Well, I think they left themselves lots of breathing room by going with the 2010 name – they could delay another 7 months and still be OK. Fortunately, I don’t think that’s going to happen, and yes, it’s a very nice tool.

  • kerisblog

    Really? I can’t say a lot about that, but I will say that folks here really do care about shipping the best possible product

  • Tom

    I woluld prefer to one ore two months longer when I could be sure that it will work very stable.