Developers, Microsoft really wants your attention. With a press release containing 18 occurrences of the word “developer” (or some form of it), the company made some announcements yesterday concerning Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and Silverlight 4.
The takeaway news is that those first two offerings are now generally available. Silverlight 4 is supposed to release to the Web later this week, as well. And Microsoft’s explained, “Together, these technologies simplify the entire development process, enabling developers to target new platforms and build high-quality applications.”
Those aren’t the only tidbits Microsoft would like everyone to know, though. It turns out that a whopping 50 partners have already created products and services on top of this tech, which should mean improved access to tools and extensions for developers.
Take this stuff for a spin if you get the chance; Microsoft certainly seems to be doing its part to put the new offerings in your hands.