Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 was released to the web for download today. The releases are available both as regular installs and as VPC images. If you choose the regular installation, you should run this script to "ensure that the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 will not affect the development of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications."
The C# Language Specification Version 3.0 is now available for review.
There are samples and hands on labs available to help you explore this release:
- LINQ and language samples for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
- LINQ Hands On Labs
- C# 3.0 Language Enhancements Hands On Lab
The samples ship with the product. You can find them by choosing Samples from the Help menu. We are, of course, unable to update the samples that ship with Beta 2 after the product as been released. As a result we make the latest versions of the samples available from the link shown above. These links are maintained on the Visual Studio 2008 Samples Download Page.
Additional documents relating to the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 will be added to this post as they become available.