Monday, November 05, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 available on MSDN by end of november 2007

Interesting news from TechEd Barcelona, Somasegar told us that Visual Studio 2008 will be already available by the end of this month on MSDN. (Also see Soma's blog post about TechEd Europe)

Some fun stuff in there:

  • Multitargetting - which means that you can target the .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 or .NET 3.5 framework. (You don't need a side by side installation of VS2005 and 2008)
  • Better designer support (they took the design engine from Expression web or SharePoint Designer for that matter ... :)) - is used to provide better designer support for web developers
  • Better support for javascript
  • Visual Studio is now extensible for other platforms as well  - there was a great demo from Dan Fernandez where he showcased how he used Visual Studio 2008 to build a plugin for World of Warcraft.
  • Builtin support for all the nifty new .NET 3.5 stuff such as LINQ, etc ...

Update: here are some other things that they announced:


Greetings from Teched Europe Barcelona ...


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