Today I installed Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 on the Windows 7 RC running in VMWare Workstation 6.5.  Special thanks to Miha Markič for this tip regarding disabling 3D graphics acceleration in VMWare.  This is what the top bar of Visual Studio looked like before that change:


And this is what it looks like after:


Much better!  In any event, if you haven’t seen it yet, here is the new VS2010 start screen:

Visual Studio 2010 Welcome

Pretty clean looking.  One of the very first things I looked for in this version is to make sure it can target the 2.0 Framework, and sure enough, support for 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0.  Very cool.  Stay tuned for more updates as I get a chance to play around with this some more.