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Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide: Beta 2 News and Notes

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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 News and Notes

Visual Studio 2008 reached Beta 2 in July 2007. This section of our Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide features important news and notes about the Beta 2 release. After reading about it, you can peruse the next section of the learning guide, which offers some general tips and tutorials for Visual Studio 2008 developers and architects.

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 now available (SearchVB.com)
The second beta of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 is here. It includes a Go-Live license and a Silverlight 1.0 add-in.

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 hits the streets, Part 1 and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 hits the streets, Part 2 (SearchVB.com)
In case you missed it, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has arrived. Here we provide information for developers looking to get started with the release now.

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPC images have expired (SearchVB.com)
Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PC images expired Nov. 1, 2007. Microsoft is encouraging anyone with projects saved on a VPC to back them up and save them elsewhere.

MS issues fix for TFS in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 (Microsoft)
Microsoft has released a quick fix for two errors that hinder the upgrade of Team Foundation Server projects to TFS for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2.

Addressing Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Framework Beta 2 issues (Scott Guthrie)
Scott Guthrie has offered a few tips for addressing common issues in using VS 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET 3.5 Beta 2. Many are related to setup and installation.

Astoria CTP updated for VS 2008 Beta 2 support (Microsoft)
Astoria is a toolkit for exposing data as a data service that can then be consumed through HTTP requests by Web clients. It caters to Rich Internet Applications that use Ajax or Silverlight. The September 2007 CTP of Astoria is now compatible with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2.

Microsoft releases .NET 3.0 samples for VS 2008 (Microsoft)
The company has put out a bunch of sample downloads for the architectural tools in the .NET Framework 3.0 -- Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows CardSpace. These samples are compatible with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2.

Visual Studio 2008 Downloads (MSDN)
Here one will find links to the Express, Standard, Professional and Team System versions of Visual Studio 2008.


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This was first published in November 2007

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