Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been released


Hot off the press.


We just released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008.  Soma has all the details. Check the Channel9 Video too.


This is a very cool product - I've been learning about some of the new features this week.  I'll be doing a user group tour in the next few months to help get the message out about why this is a very cool release that you'll want to move to from VS2005.


Download link.


If you are going to Tech Ed we will have DVD's of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 available to give out there, so dont break your download limit unless you really, really want to.  (If you are an early adopter and do download it, post a comment to this entry :-))

Comments (8)
  1. Mariano says:

    TechEd will be far away from Mexico City, so it’s download time for me 🙂

    Don’t really know the difference between Standard and Professional, but one being 700MB versus 3GB, I thought it wise to go the whole way.

  2. stuart says:

    Hi Darryl, will the VS Express products get updated with the new VS2008 code? I’m only a part-time coder so was wondering if there’s a roadmap for these?

  3. Garry Trinder says:

    Stuart – good question.

    I’m following up and will report back when I have the answer.

  4. Garry Trinder says:

    Stuart, you can find the download links for the express editions at http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive/2007/07/26/visual-studio-express-beta-2-available-for-download.aspx.

    I’m finding out about other changes in the Express SKU’s and will put up another blog post about that later.

  5. stuart says:

    Hey, thanks Darryl – that’s awesome.

  6. We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU’s .

  7. We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU's

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