Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 focuses on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements.
Microsoft Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It can be used to develop console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms applications, web sites, web applications, and web services in both native code together with managed code for all platforms supported by Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, .NET Framework, .NET Compact Framework and Microsoft Silverlight.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista
Visual Studio 2010 can be installed on the following operating systems:
o Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 – all editions except Starter Edition
o Windows XP (x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition
o Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 1 – all editions except Starter Edition
o Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
o Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
o Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64)
o Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2
o Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)