Beta 1 - side-by-side RRS feed

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  • Does VS 2010 beta 1 run side-by-side with VS 2008?  Will the VS 2010 beta 1 support uninstalling?  Is it safe to install this on my development machine or should I just run this in a VPC?
    MVP in ASP.NET - ASPInsider - Author
    Monday, May 18, 2009 5:57 PM


  • Hi Wally,

    Yes, VS 2010 Beta1 will run side-by-side with VS 2008 and support uninstalling.  Major known issues are documented in the readme, but side-by-side is a supported scenario.  If you choose to install the beta on a machine with VS 2008, I'd encourage you to install and uninstall in chronological order for best results (i.e. install VS 2008 first, then 2010; uninstall VS 2010 first, then 2008).  Running in a VPC is also supported, though you'll likely see slower performance than you would running VS 2010 on a local machine.

    Thanks for posting - hope this helps!

    Brittany Behrens
    Program Manager, VS Platform
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:00 PM