InstallFest Poland

A few months ago, our team worked with several local-area User Groups to put on these events we called InstallFest.  The idea was to get people together talking about all the cool new features Visual Studio 2008 and hand out some free copies of the software to as many people as we could.  Inspired by…


Visual Studio 2008 at InstallFest – Another Update

For those of you that got free copies of VS08 at the recent InstallFests, you have only a few more days to activate your PIN and have your free copy shipped out to you.  Originally 2/22 (today), the deadline for registration is now Monday, 2/25.  If you don’t get your PIN entered and your address…


Updating your Visual studio 2008 InstallFest Product key

For those of you that participated in the Visual studio 2008 InstallFest parties we helped host a wihle back, you should be receiving your VS08 Pro DVDs very soon, if you haven’t already.  To help you get your installation updated with your full product key, Jake Good has prepared a great walkthrough on applying your…


InstallFest Wrocław

Hats off to the .NET User Group in Wrocław for putting together their own Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest! They had over 60 developers attend, and a quarter installed Visual Studio at the event.  Apart from some awesome food, there were a few presentations on .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 from local user group members,…


Redeem your InstallFest Codes Today!

I just checked the web site 2 minutes ago, and you can now redeem the codes you received at InstallFest for your free copies of Visual Studio 2008.  The code should be on the back of the DVD on the red sticker.  Technorati Tags: InstallFest


InstallFest-ers – Fulfillment Site *almost* ready…

OK folks – as I mentioned at the Tulsa and Dallas InstallFest events last week, the product fulfillment website would open on Dec 10th.  Well – I went out there today, and they’ve moved the date to 12/12/07.  Nothing to worry about, AFAIK, but instead of signing up today, you’ll have to wait until Wednesday….


Dallas InstallFest – It’s a wrap!

The North Dallas .NET User Group and I, along with Intuit and TechniSource sponsored the Dallas Area Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Party last night at the Intuit Headquarters in Plano.  By all accounts it was a raging success!  I don’t have all the final numbers in yet, but here are my preliminary stats: 225 people…


Tulsa InstallFest was awesome!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Tulsa InstallFest last night!  It was great seeing so many people come out to the Tulsa Developers User Group for the party, fun, food, drink, Xbox (love that Rock Band) and – of course – Visual Studio 2008.  We had about 125 people from the Tulsa, Oklahoma City,…


Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest Update

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been mentioning the Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest parties on my blog and have received a lot of great questions and comments about it.  Here’s the latest version of "what’s what" on the InstallFest, including what’s going to happen, when it’s going to happen, and what you can do to…


Visual Studio 2008 RTM

Well, the day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived.  Visual Studio 2008 has now been released to manufacturing, and is now available from a few sites for download! If you’re an MSDN subscriber, you can get Visual Studio 2008 – Team Suite from the Subscriber Download site.  Be prepared to wait as the…