Visual Studio Content: Love it or Hate it?

Some of the most laborious writing that happens in creating Visual Studio doesn’t happen in code. I’m talking about the millions (literally) of words that go into the product documentation and other content to support the product. As with most aspects of the product, we thrive on your feedback to help create a better product….


Visual Studio 2008 at Developer Conferences this Fall

If you want to learn more about Visual Studio 2008, consider attending one of the following conferences this fall in Las Vegas: VSLive! Las Vegas 2007 – October 15-18″VSLive! Las Vegas returns to the city that never sleeps with four days of the very best in Visual Studio and .NET. With over 75 intense hours…


Visual Studio Island Dev to Dev Speaker Series: Amanda Silver

If you’re a Second Life resident, you should come visit the Visual Studio Island tomorrow (Tuesday, July 31st) for a presentation by Amanda Silver from the Visual Basic Team. Details: Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker Series Join Amanda Silver, Lead Program Manager in the Dev Div, tomorrow at the Visual…


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…