Visual Studio 2008 Overview White Paper

If you’d like an overview of what you’ll find in Visual Studio 2008, you should download a copy of the following white paper, which was updated for the Beta 2 release. It is available as a Word document, PDF, or XPS. This white paper provides an overview of Visual Studio 2008 and how it delivers…


Using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs

I know how it is. You find the download page you’re seeking and you immediately scan the page to find the cherished Download button. For this reason, I always advise teams not to rely on download page content to ensure customer success with the download. As a case in point, if you downloaded one of…


Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide (Beta)

If you’d like a jump on getting the prerequisites in place while you’re downloading the bits, you can download the latest version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide. Since Beta 1 is still available for download, you’ll see two versions of the guide on this download page. v70725 is the…


An Easier Way to Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Psst! Looking for an easier way to download those huge Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 files? Go grab the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader from Microsoft Research. All you have to do is pick your favorite flavor of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and tell it where to save it. Please note that this tool is…


A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part II

If you don’t already follow Sara Ford’s blog, you really should subscribe to her Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day. She’ll enlighten you daily with nuggets of good info about Visual Studio 2008. For Visual Studio 2005, she ran a Visual Studio 2005 Tip of the Week that was an excellent resource. It’s that…


A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I

When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you’ll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name. Since we released Visual Studio 2005, we’ve…


Discuss Beta 1 with the Team System Team

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group on Friday, April 27th from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team System. In addition, discuss what’s new in the Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta 1 releases for Team Suite and Team Foundation Server. Add to Calendar |…


Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1 for MSDN Subscribers

It appears that the ISO images for Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta 1 are now showing up on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. The ISO image for Team Suite should appear anytime now. 1292


1 KB Files for Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1

For those are downloading Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta 1 files from Microsoft Downloads, you may have seen what appears to be a misprint: I can assure you that the Team Foundation Server with Team Suite VPC is much larger than 9 KB total and that we’re not using a compression technology from an…