I keep hearing: "OK, seriously, where can I get my hands on VS 2008?"


Since VS 2008 shipped a little over a week ago, we have gotten a lot of questions about where you can find it.  Well, here is a quick summary of all the ways to get your hands on it (especially if you could not get into any of the VS2008 Holiday parties in your area)::

  • If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download your copy from the MSDN subscription site (note: some of the builds are just finishing being uploaded now - so check back later during the day if you don't see it yet).
  • If you are a non-MSDN subscriber, you can download a 90-day free trial edition of Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite here.  A 90-day trial edition of Visual Studio 2008 Professional (which will be a slightly smaller download) will be available next week.  A 90-day free trial edition of Team Foundation Server can also be downloaded here.
  • If you want to use the free Visual Studio 2008 Express editions (which are much smaller and totally free), you can download them here
  • If you want to just install the .NET Framework 3.5 runtime, you can download it here.

On another note, I have been really bad lately about posting regularly so now that it is out I will try to make a better effort to post about some of the new features.  Oh, and if you live in the Indianapolis area, check out their SIG topic tonight on creating builds with TFS: http://indytfs.org/sig/

 


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