As pointed out last month, Microsoft pushed back the launch for Visual Studio 2010 (originally set for March 22nd, 2010). At that time, they stated only that it would be pushed back a few weeks (citing performance reasons).
Now, several weeks later, they have reset the Visual Studio 2010 launch date for April 12th, 2010 as pointed out by Rob Caron in a “short but sweet blog post.
Although it’s only being pushed back three weeks, it does give us the benefit of getting another interim release (a release candidate to be available in February) prior to the RTM release. If you weren’t quite ready to “go live” with Beta 2, maybe the RC will fit better within your timelines.