With the gathering of stuff in the clouds VS 2010 is built-in with capabilities to master the clouds by supporting Windows Azure.
It's only a short hop from now to launch time (March 2010) but it is worth trying it out.
Although it was a marathon installation experience (some 4 hours are so with two or three boots), it went on well on my Windows XP with Sp3 without a hitch except for the fact that Silverlight 3(one of the many programs in the installation package) failed to install. Yes, there was one more thing. The last message screen had a button which would take me to some documentation that failed as well. Anyway this time around the experience may be even termed pleasurable.
Here is a screen shot of the latest of the Visual Studio products.
Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional here.
Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium Beta 2 – Web Bootstrapper here
Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 Web Bootstrapper here