April 2010’s RTM marked just a new stage in the development process of Visual Studio 2010, as far as Microsoft is concerned. Sure enough, the company is now focusing on other areas besides code, but consistent efforts are in full swing to tailor VS2010 RTM offerings to customers in specific markets around the world. Specifically, Microsoft is laboring to localize the successor of Visual Studio 2010 in a number of languages. However, for customers in countries and regions that will not be getting a localized version of Visual Studio 2010, the software giant is cooking Captions Language Interface Packs (CLIP).
“This summer, we will release a Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) for Visual Studio 2010 in 10 additional languages. CLIP is a free tool that displays translations in a tooltip and discrete dialog, as the user moves the cursor on top of the various user interface elements,” S. Somasegar, senior vice president, Developer Division, revealed.
According to Somasegar, the following languages will be offered via CLIP packages: Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, and Thai. “While I didn’t play any favoritism in terms of what languages we support, I am indeed thrilled to see my mother tongue, Tamil, on this list. All these community localization efforts have been made possible thanks to a close collaboration with various universities around the world, Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) and other community members. Thank you to all those who have made this possible,” he added.
Visual Studio 2010 is already available, fully localized in French, German and Japanese, along with the English versions. In May 2010, Microsoft will introduce VS2010 versions in Spanish, Italian, and Russian, while, in June, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean localized releases will also be provided.
Visual Studio 2010 Premium is available for download here.
Visual Studio 2010 Professional is available for download here.
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is available for download here.
Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 is available for download here.
.NET Framework 4 RTM is available for download here.