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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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