Microsoft has changed VS 2010 from top to bottom, from start page to its architecture as compare with its previous versions.
You can have your own start page, it’s totally customized. You can add your own tab in that, you can have better control over what project should be show up in recent project list etc.
–More flexible integrated deployment.
–Increased support for web standards.
–Differing framework to better meet your needs.
–Better tooling support for rich internet application
–Support for standalone caching
–Exposing data is faster and easier than before
–More flexible deployment solutions
–Increased support for modeling business and domain platform
–Ability to target latest greatest office platform (upcoming version of Microsoft Office)
–Tooling support for share point
–Language improvements to make working with existing office API.
–Increased deployment support.
–Building of concurrent application easier than before
–Support for making application extensible.
–Improved debugging experience
–Brand new intelisense model that scale to large code bases
–C++ 0x feature support
These are just few of the feature you are going to get in VS 2010. I think one should atleast try this out in CTP version of VS2010. You can ride the next generation platform wave with VS 2010 so hurry!!! Download it from: