Visual Studio 2008 Released! RRS feed

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  • Today is probably the happiest day for me throughout this year. Visual Studio 2008 has been finally released! (and I got a PSP Slim & Lite Smile)


    I have been a .NET fan for many years now. The launch of Visual Studio 2005 was BIG but I wasn't nearly this excited about the 2005 release because I always considered it simply an "essential" upgrade from Visual Studio 2003. A switch from .NET Framework 1.1 to 2.0. 2.0 didn't add anything revolutionary (but it was still cool neverthless) but .NET Framework 3.5 is definitely the most innovative platform yet with WPF and WCF (my favorites). It's like the difference between upgrading from 16-bit to 32-bit and 32-bit to 64-bit. Obviously the former is the clear winner.


    I have been experimenting with Visual Studio 2008 +.NET Framework 3.5 since its early beta stages and it's great to see it go RTM on schedule.


    You can download the 2008 express editions from here: http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/


    At the time I made this topic, the higher versions of Visual Studio 2008 was not made public. The higher versions are available to MSDN subscribers only. I can't really give a review yet as I am still downloading the Team Suite edition as I write this. It's huge and takes over a day on a 1mbps connection.


    I understand that most people are skeptical about the whole "WPF thing" and a majority of the people might have not had a chance to try out the .NET 3.5 or VS 2008. So, I will try to answer your questions as much as I can and probably come up with a FAQ on my blog.


    Let the discussions begin! Big Smile



    Monday, November 19, 2007 4:12 PM

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  • Sorry to interrupt. But this place is not apt for this thread. This sub-forum is specially for Student Rockstar discussion. Please post this in a relevant sub-forum.
    Monday, November 19, 2007 4:50 PM
  • Well actually, I did evaluate all forums. This wouldn't fit in Imagine Cup, Academic Project Program, Events, Technical Queries or Learning Resources. The only choice was either Software Resources  or General Discussions. I didn't want it to be under "General" discussion since its popular for non-Microsoftish or non-Technology kinda topics. Software Resources is obviously the correct forum but its the least active forum and I feel this is a very important release and people should be aware of it Smile


    Anyway, the mods can move this if they wish.

    Monday, November 19, 2007 5:13 PM
  • ya its good but try 2 put this type of forum in general discussion..
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:51 AM
  • I think you are talking about a software release and 'Software Resources' would be a more closer sub forum than Student Rockstar.

    We shouldnt always depend on moderators to clean the forum. Its our duty to keep it clean.
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:17 PM

  • Plz place threads related to SRS.........
    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:10 PM
  • anyways its a great news for all programming freaks...
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:04 PM