Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, has dished out the final iterations of its Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 web development platforms, which will be soon be followed by the launch of Silverlight 4.
Announcing the availability of the software, the company wrote on the Microsoft News Centre that the launch of the platforms will be marked by 150 developer centred events across the globe, with the intention of attracting developers from all over the world to work on the platforms.
Expressing his views on the global launch of the platforms, Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, said in a statement that “The functionality of Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4 creates a powerful and unique combination, opening up new opportunities for developers to build applications that take advantage of new and existing devices.”
Interestingly, coinciding with the launch of the much awaited platforms, 50 of Microsoft's partner companies, including Micro Focus, Quest Software Inc., Telerik and Developer Express Inc. released several 'products and solutions' based on the new Microsoft technology.
The software giant, which is currently working on a Windows 7 Mobile OS based smartphone, also reported that the new software will feature a new set of editor tools which will allow developers to create applications much more easily, including the support for multiple monitors.