Every version of Visual Studio, from the freely available Express edition to
the enterprise-oriented Team System version, is addressed with the Visual Studio
2008 launch. VS08 includes numerous features to streamline development, including
visual designers and wizards, and hooks to tap features of the .NET Framework
previously inaccessible to developers.
Visual Studio 2008 also includes the next update to the .NET Framework (version
3.5), which delivers a host of compelling bits to .NET developers. Among the
new features in .NET Framework 3.5 is Language Integrated Query (LINQ) for programmatic
access to data stores, the ASP.NET AJAX toolkit and support for key Web 2.0
Most important, Visual Studio 2008 finishes the work that .NET Framework 3.0
started a year ago. VS08 will allow developers to effectively tap the Windows
Presentation, Workflow and Communication Foundations that are core to .NET 3.0,
while also opening new avenues to AJAX, database and even Silverlight-based
Visual Studio 2008 is looking very much like a must-get upgrade for .NET development
shops of every stripe. Do you agree? Let us know what features and capabilities
you need most, and what issues or bugs concern you. E-mail me at [email protected].
Posted by Michael Desmond on 11/21/2007 at 1:15 PM
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