PDC is traditionally a very exciting time for developers and Microsoft always has a wide range of new announcements lined up to tantalise even the most conservative developer. With PDC less than a month away, Microsoft has started delving into the goodie bag and sharing some of the news with us a little early. One of the first announcements is the official naming of the next versions of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. You can read an overview of the newly named Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 on the MSDN web site.
If you’ve got a spare 30 minutes or can multitask, you should also watch Norman Guadagno, (Director of Product Management for Visual Studio Team System) talk about Visual Studio 2010 on Channel 9. So it is pronounced Twenty-Ten or Two Thousand Ten and what does it mean to democratize exactly?