.NET Framework 3.5 install layout

In a forum post, a user reported that he cannot use the web boot strapper to install since the downloads are blocked by their corporate fire wall.  You can use the the “big” redistributable package will allow you to install NETFX without downloading anything. There is another trick you can use once if you can get…


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 are released!

The release formerly known as Orcas has shipped. This is a great release and builds on the foundation of the .NET Framework 2.0.  This release also includes the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 SP1 bits.  Aaron Stebner has a great post with the download links for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 and some details. Aaron’s…


Pre-Release software blocking Visual Studio Beta2 installation

The setup for VS Orcas and the .NET Framework 3.5 has a list of pre-release installations that must be removed before installing. When you uninstall beta1 or a CTP, it should removed the components that would block; however in some cases you had more than one product installed or there was some issue or problem…


Getting Help with Visual Studio

Most developers have heard that Visual Studio and the .NET Framework released Beta2 of Orcas at the end of July.  However, I have seen a few questions on how to get help or report issues. “Help! I can’t figure out this bug or VS won’t install!”  First, the MSDN or ASP.NET forums are a good place to…


Visual Studio Beta 2 — Get VSTS Easier and Faster at Home

The new (and final) Beta of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework has been released. These are 2008 and 3.5 for folks that keep track of version numbers.  Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework Beta 2   A cool part about the beta for developers is that you can use the Visual Studio…