Take a look at this Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide that offers some general tips and tutorials for developers and architects.
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This section of our Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide offers some general tips and tutorials for developers and architects. It highlights the IDE's coolest new features and performance improvements and links to all kinds of resources from Microsoft. After perusing this section, check out the next section, which focuses on perhaps the coolest new Visual Studio 2008 feature of all -- LINQ.
Choosing Visual Studio 2008 tools and technologies (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
As Microsoft gears up for the formal launch of Visual Studio 2008, helpful resources keep showing up at the Visual Studio 2008 Developer Center.
Ten cool Visual Studio 2008 features, part 1 (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
This series looks at what's new in VS 2008. Part 1 examines improvements to the IDE itself and describes the new Entity Framework in ADO.NET -- which is coming soon but is not part of the VS 2008 release.
Ten cool Visual Studio 2008 features, part 2 (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
This series looks at what's new in Visual Studio Orcas. Part 2 examines language improvements in Visual Basic 9, such as the Language Integrated Query and IntelliSense.
.NET Framework Libraries source code available: Look but don't change (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
With the upcoming release of .NET 3.5 and VS 2008, Microsoft will reveal the source code for the .NET Framework Libraries. Licensing terms, however, do not allow changes or redistribution of the .NET Framework source code.
Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008 (MSDN Channel 9)
In this video, Cameron McColl of the Visual Basic group discusses the ways in which VS 2008 performs faster than its predecessor, particularly when it comes to working with large Web apps.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: Introducing VS 2008 (MSDN)
This serves as a landing page for resources geared toward programmers who are new to the Visual Studio IDE.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: Application Development in VS 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: .NET Framework Programming in VS 2008 (MSDN)
This two landing pages provide resources that, taken together, walk developers and architects through the software development life cycle as it pertains to Visual Studio 2008.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: The Visual Studio SDK (MSDN)
This serves as a landing page for Microsoft's reference material for the SDK (Software Development Kit), which contains documentation and samples aimed at programmers who build VS 2008 extensions.
Visual Studio 2008 Programmer's Guide: Visual SourceSafe (MSDN)
This serves as a landing page for Microsoft's reference material for Visual SourceSafe, its version control system.
What's new in Visual Studio Team System (MSDN)
This page highlights that which Microsoft has added to VSTS for the release of Visual Studio 2008. Improvements have been made to Team Foundation Server and to the VSTS editions that cater to developers, architects and software testers.
My life with Visual Studio 2008 (Wally McClure)
This blogger has chronicled his VS 2008 developments (pardon the pun) since July. This is the first page of the blog tag where details of his adventures can be found.
*** Go on to the next section of the Visual Studio 2008 Learning Guide: Visual Studio 2008 and LINQ