I wish I could hand out cigars and balloons to you all! With all the previews, trials and CTPs that have been floating around, it almost seems anti-climactic that it is finally here. But I am proud, excited, overjoyed to announce that we released Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System (including Team Foundation Server) 2008 this morning. You can go to http://www.microsoft.com/vstudio to find the download link. You can also read http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar for more information. Wahoo, let the red carpet roll 🙂
Speaking of celebrations... The VSTS User Group December meetings are being postponed until next year so we can celebrate the launch of VS2008 in December with CNUG. This event is going to be huge and there is a limit to how many folks can pack the room so sign up today! It may already be sold out but hang tight, we'll try to make sure as many people can attend as possible.
Here are the details on the Install Fest and Holiday Party:
Join Microsoft and the Chicago.NET User Group for a Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest & Holiday Party at 5:00PM on December 12, 2007 at the Microsoft Downers Grove, IL Office! Visual Studio is HERE and this event is your opportunity to get your hands on the released version before anyone else! Every person that installs Visual Studio 2008 on their computer at the event will receive a FREE fully licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional in the mail shortly after public release.
Don’t miss out on a great evening of fun, food, the latest XBOX 360 games and your very own copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional! Space is limited so register today! Registration site: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=122907
Lastly - don't forget to register for a launch event near you on December 5th at www.heroshappenhere.com