Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 ship today

Well you can read all about it on Soma’s blog — today is the day!

I’m really proud of the work we did in this release and I’m especially proud of that performance work — great results in many areas with Linq and VB taking top honors from me on really getting the perf out.  But those are just my personal favorites — what could I say in just a few words about a product that’s so expansive? There’s just so much to see! 

Get it, explore, and enjoy!

Comments (5)

  1. Cetin Sert says:

    Hi Mr. Mariani,

    I would like to have you recommend a few good books about performance optimizations for those fluent in C# (3.0) and CIL. Books that feature implementations of algorithms that outperform any naive approaches unexperienced programmers might come up with would also be great.

    Best Regards,

    Cetin Sert

  2. Marcos says:


    The beta2 of visual studio is BLAZING FAST !!!

    From Intellisense, to compilation, and better dont talk to the switch to design time that now is incredible FAST !!!

    Thanks a lot for you and your team !!

    Now VS becomes a better place to work =)

    Best Regards

  3. Ray Kinsella says:

    Oh, there goes the weekend, kudos for shipping. Is there anything in there for us performance engineer readers of your blog ?

    You talked about signing methods with performance information in the past?

  4. sam says:

    How about making the WPF designer a bit more performant? 🙂

  5. Stephen A says:

    The WPF designer leaves something to be desired, true, but all in all it feels faster and more responsive than 2005 ever did.

    Oh, and the LINQ stuff is amazing.