{ ready.for.take.off.here} Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 & SQL Server 2008 Launch Wave

November 6, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 – Release date announced

Filed under: Uncategorized — stefangeorgescu @ 9:27 am

At TechEd 2007 Barcelona and DevConnections Las Vegas, Somasegar announced that Visual Studio 2008 (aka Codenamed “Orcas”) and .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of this month. Click here for the official press release.

Visual Studio 2008 is the first in the wave of technology we’ll be released in the up coming year. Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are soon to come.
Sandcastle (the blog :)) has an entry with th efull keynote reference: Somasegar’s keynote session at TechEd Developers 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
You can read details about his keynote here – http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/11/05/teched-developer-in-europe.aspx. Soma made the following announcements:

  • Release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 before the end of November 2007.
  • Removing license restrictions with Visual Studio and the Visual Studio SDK to enable customers to use the Visual Studio IDE and build applications that target the platform of your choice.
  • Access to the Visual Studio source code for VSIP premier partners to enable you to better design and debug your add-ins to Visual Studio.
  • Popfly Explorer add-in to Visual Studio as a Codeplex project.
  • CTP for the Microsoft Sync Framework that enables you to build on the offline synchronization capability in Visual Studio 2008.

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