Visual Studio 2008 Kicks Off: Sidebar 2: It Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes: Inside Mobility

Visual Studio 2008 stock-keeping unit (SKU) names for the Express, Standard, and Professional editions remain the same as for Visual Studio 2005 except for the year. Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition SKUs have been renamed to Visual Studio Team System 2008 Edition Name. Microsoft says the Team System 2008 edition names replace role names with Edition. The following list shows the official SKU names from Rob Caron's blog:



Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
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  • Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
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  • Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
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  • Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual Web Development 2005 Express Edition
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  • Visual Web Development 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
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  • Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
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  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Visual Studio Team System
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent
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  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent
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