With Visual Studio 2010
and .NET Framework 4 finalized and available to developers, Microsoft is offering a free resource designed to streamline the upgrading process for those using older versions of Visual Studio. “Moving to Visual Studio 2010 e-Book” is offered for free
via the Microsoft Download Center, and the official label is rather self-explanatory. The resource will help developers running VS2003, VS2005 or VS2010 make the jump to the latest iteration of Visual Studio. Finalized a month ago, Visual Studio 2010 represents the apex of Microsoft development tools, and is tailored to products such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
“The book is not a language primer, a language reference, or a single technology book. It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). It will cover the features of Visual Studio 2010 through an application. It will go through a lot of the exciting new language features and new versions of the most popular technologies without putting the emphasis on the technologies themselves. It will instead put the emphasis on how you would get to those new tools and features from Visual Studio 2010,” an excerpt from the download’s description reads.