2010 is the year of Betas & RCs and now its time to get Service Pack 1 Beta of Visual Studio 2010. Yesterday Visual Studio SP1 Beta was made available for MSDN subscribers with general availability on Thursday.
Since the advent of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, Microsoft has been focusing on feedback reported via Connect and surveys and reason being we saw subsequent Feature Packs. And now its time to move on Service Pack that is addressing some of the most requested features like better help support, IntelliTrace support for 64bit and SharePoint, and including Silverlight 4 Tools in the box.
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a go live license that means you can start using the product for production related work.
Note: If you have ASP.NET MVC 3 RC & Visual Studio Async CTP installed, please be aware that installing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta will break Razor IntelliSense & Visual Studio Async CTP.
Courtesy: MSDN Blog