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…

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Installing VS 2008 Beta2 VSSetupWatsonDW20.EXE cannot copy…

I have seen quite a few reports of the VS 2008 installation not being able to copy a specific file. This almost always means that there is a corruption on the media or in the ISO. The first trouble shooting step I take is to XCOPY the contents of the DVD or ISO to a…

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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…

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