At DevReach 2009 ( was announced the launch of a new focus group targeting the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2010. This focus group will deliver series of discussions until Visual Studio 2010 RTM in 22nd March, 2010.

On 19th October Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. This version is of significant importance as it comes with Go Live license for production systems. Go Live license allows you to deploy and run .NET 4.0, VS 2010 Beta 2 and TFS 2010 Beta 2 for commercial use and have full support from Microsoft. Upgrade from Beta 2 to RTM version is also supported.

It is also worth mentioning that this is one of the biggest releases of Visual Studio so far.

Here are the first scheduled sessions so far:

The most active participants will be included in a raffle provided by Microsoft Bulgaria.

The meetings will be delivered using Live Meeting discussions in Bulgarian and will be held at 10am (CET) for an hour. Attending the first meeting is easy – just click on this link. Our idea is to allow more people to join from their working places and avoid time usually spent in traffic.

These meetings of the focus group are part of SofiaDev.NET User Group.

For additional announcements, please watch out Martin Kulov’s blog at and Face Book group VS2010 Beta 2 Focus Group.