I’ve been out of the office since December 16th and I thought I’d post another entry before 2010 ends. 2010 was a brutal year for a lot of people. However, from a .Net front, it was very exciting. Conversion to VS2010 was relatively painless, TFS2010 somewhat more painful (can we all say ‘workflows’), but those conversions opened so many doors for us. .Net 4.0 was like a trove of treasures that were just waiting to be found. One of my favorites that seem to be overlooked in many blogs is the wonderful Concurrent Collections! Although a bit older post (October 2010), Wagner did a pretty good rundown example that is worth your read-time. And Microsoft wasn’t about to sit on their laurels after that! They’ve even released SP1 for VS2010! And if even that wasn’t enough, they released the CTP of the Async programming support for C# and VB.Net! So, if you think 2010 was a bust, crack open the new releases from Microsoft and you’ll think differently! I hope you and all those around you have a wonderful and safe New Year and I look forward to sharing with you many more tips ‘next year’.