Experiences and Experiments in Programming

 Thursday, November 29, 2007

Woo-Hoo!  I have been checking every day waiting for the Silverlight Tools to show up for the VS2008 RTM.  They are available today!  Be sure to visit the Silverlight site or you can access the download directly from here.

I have been really busy lately and have been doing it all in Visual Studio 2008! Since I installed the Visual Studio 2008 RTM, I have not looked back.  Installing the Silverlight Tools will just take me one step closer to bliss (well maybe that is a bit strong and maybe a bit markety)!

Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:18:30 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
 Monday, November 19, 2007

Well if you have an MSDN subscription (and a good deal of bandwidth), VS 2008 was released to web early this morning.  I am sure servers are going to get a heavy load today!  Go forth and install.

Monday, November 19, 2007 12:06:27 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
 Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Well, it is official.  Yesterday at TechEd in Barcelona the announcement was made public that Microsoft will be releasing Visual Studio 2008 and the 3.5 version of the .NET Framework by the end of November.  This is welcome news for many of us that have been waiting on the next release to fix a few issues, which were of the annoying variety.

So for everyone that has been using Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 from the Beta 2 drop and other tools like Expression Blend, the world is soon to be a better place.

For those of you who have not ventured into VS 2008 yet, let me tell you....go toward the light!  I am typically a very cautious person when it comes to jumping into the newest thing.  But with 2008 (previously Orcas), I went against my nature and jumped in.  I have not looked back yet.  Being a more visual developer, the new tools in the IDE alone are worth their weight in gold!  I won't go into detail here because there are so many others that have done a great job discussing the new features of VS2008 and .NET 3.5.  What I will do is tell you, from a typically cautious person, you will love VS 2008.  Do yourself a favor and try it out!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 8:51:48 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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