The latest version of Visual Studio is here and here are the different versions it supports (Premium / Ultimate / Professional) and their feature differences.

Personally i’m most thrilled and would be testing out these VC++ features in the same order –

  • Call Hierarchy Window (great for learning existing code layout)
  • VC++ Parallel programming Library (PPL)
  • Return of the MFC class wizard.
  • Ribbon Designer for MFC. Wonder how this control works and how to define a context.
  • Code profiling and coverage (out with Rational for these tasks)  with emphasis on threading
  • Generating code and architecture diagrams
  • Recordings of manual tests and their playback – wow for QA teams i suppose ?