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Visual Studio 2008 shipping by end of November

Microsoft will be releasing Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by the end of this month. The announcement was made at Microsoft's TechEd Developers 2007 conference on Monday.

Microsoft will be releasing Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by the end of this month. The announcement was made at Microsoft's TechEd Developers 2007 conference on Monday.

According to Soma Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft's developer division, "Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 will let developers use their existing skills to build more 'compelling' appplications for end users."

Excerpt from PC World:

Visual Studio 2008 is focused on enabling developers to create what Microsoft calls "smart client" applications that offer the same kind of rich user experiences that are prevalent on the Web. The new tool set can be used to develop applications for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Office 2007 and the Web, the software vendor said.

Changes were also announced to the licensing terms for Visual Studio business partners. Partners are no longer limited to building technology on top of Visual Studio for Windows and other Microsoft-centric systems.

The first test version of a new developer tool, called the Sync Framework, was also released on Monday. The Sync Framework provides a platform for taking Web services and databases offline and supports "peer-to-peer synchronization of all types of files."

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Which version of Visual Studio are you using as the primary development platform in your company? Are there any plans to switch over to Visual Studio 2008 in the near future?

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4 comments
kiran_scms
kiran_scms

what features are coming in the new version of the visual studio 2008 which makes a good gui for development of good forms.

isaiahokorie
isaiahokorie

Great news! VS 2k5 was a good improvement of the .Net lineage with a few productivity bloopers I hope VS2k8 carries more blessings than curses!!!

paulmah
paulmah

Are there any plans to switch over to Visual Studio 2008 in the near future?

WTRTHS
WTRTHS

Hell yes! I'm working in the beta now, and it works great! Admitted, I skipped the 2005 version, so the previous version was 2003, so a lot of the "new" stuff was probably already introduced into Visual Studio 2005, but since my boss asked me if I wanted to switch to 2005, I replied I'd rather wait for the 2008. Although all the apps I create have to be at least compatible with Framework 2.0, there's still a lot of cool things to work with. Besides, I'm hoping to make some cool things for 3.0 once every computer in the company is switched over to XP SP2.

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