Microsoft Delays Visual Studio 2010 Release

Microsoft’s Corporate VP of the Developer Division, Scott Guthrie today announced on his blog that the final release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 will be moved back ‘a few weeks’.

On the other hand, there will now be a public Release Candidate in February with a ‘broad go-live license’.

This previously unintended RC and final release delay are apparently to test out resolutions performance issues encountered by beta users and get final feedback.

I’m also wondering if a Silverlight 4 final release may also sync up with the VS final release.

The Mix 2010 conference is in the first half of March 2010, so I’d expect final schedule announcements of both at that point.