Tips, tricks and all the info about Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 is here!

, posted: 3-Mar-2008 09:00

In three years since the hugely successful release of Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft has used developer feedback from all over the world to introduce over 250 new features in the 2008 release. As well as making VS even easier to use, these improvements allow developers to make the most of new features in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.

Visual Studio 2008 highlights include:

• New and improved visual designers
• The ability to target different versions of the .NET framework
• The introduction of LINQ to make it easy to build data-driven applications

Web developers are well catered for in the new release. Included support for ASP.NET, AJAX and Silverlight make creating rich interactive web applications easier than ever.

Collaboration was one of the key strengths of Visual Studio 2005, and this release builds on that success. Visual Studio 2008 is a powerful way for development teams to work together at every stage of the development process, from project foundation right through to deployment.

Developers already using Visual Studio 2005 will find migration straightforward - most settings will carry straight over to Visual Studio 2008.

This sponsored blog will bring Visual Studio 2008 tips and tricks from well known developers in the New Zealand tech community directly to you.

Every second day during the month of March 2008 you will find something new here. Make sure you bookmark this blog or subscribe to its RSS feed.

For detailed information and to request a free 90-day trial DVD of Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite to be sent out to you, go to the Microsoft Visual Studio webpage.

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The Visual Studio 2008 blog is back
Visual Studio 2008 JavaScript Debugging
Windows Workflow Enhancements in Visual Studio 2008




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Comment by chiefie, on 3-Mar-2008 09:28

Welcome VS2008... I like that VS2008 skyscrapper ad banner. The bugs are quite cute actually.


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