NET Framework 35 and Visual Studio 2008 development

  • November 23, 2007 23 Nov'07

    .NET Framework 3.5: Communication, database improvements abound

    The biggest changes introduced in the .NET Framework 3.5 involve WCF, LINQ and the visual designer through which programmers access these features.

  • November 19, 2007 19 Nov'07

    Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 released

    Microsoft announced today that VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released to manufacturing. They are available for download now.

  • November 05, 2007 05 Nov'07

    It's official: Visual Studio 2008 launching this year

    Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November, Microsoft announced at the TechEd Developers conference. New licensing models are coming too.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 on VPCs expiring Thursday

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PC images will expire November 1, 2007. Microsoft is encouraging anyone with projects saved on a VPC to back them up and save them elsewhere.

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    .NET Framework Libraries source code available: Look but don't change

    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.

  • September 21, 2007 21 Sep'07

    A look at Visual Studio Shell

    The new isolated mode of Visual Studio, and its free distribution, is designed to widen the ecosystem by appealing to specialized tooling providers.

  • July 25, 2007 25 Jul'07

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 now available

    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.

  • June 26, 2007 26 Jun'07

    A look at .NET Framework 3.5: WCF, WF more closely aligned; REST supported

    In the .NET Framework 3.5, which was shipped along with Visual Studio 2008, changes are evolutionary. According to Thom Robbins, new technology to highlight in NET 3.5 includes Ajax, LINQ for both C# and VB, and tooling enhancements intended to ease...

  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    LINQ and XML programming in Visual Basic 9

    As Visual Basic 9 nears its release, Microsoft is making a concerted effort to introduce developers to its new features. The combination of LINQ, IntelliSense and XML programming is quite possibly enough to make the release of Visual Basic 9 bigger ...

  • June 05, 2007 05 Jun'07

    Visual Studio Orcas now VS 2008; still slated for year-end release

    Visual Studio Orcas has been renamed Visual Studio 2008 but remains slated for release at the end of this year, Microsoft said at Tech Ed. The company also announced a stripped-down version of the IDE called Visual Studio Shell, aimed at developers ...

  • May 31, 2007 31 May'07

    Visual Basic 10 is in the works -- more news forthcoming

    Paul Vick has announced that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. The biggest news: it will be built atop the new DLR. News was to follow at the PDC, but since that conference has been postponed, Vick sayd "stay tuned, we ...

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    How Visual Basic 9, Windows Vista appeal to the Visual Basic 6 developer

    Visual Basic 6 developers have to face the reality that they and their apps must move to the .NET Framework. In addition to streamlining this process, Microsoft thinks Visual Basic 9 offers a lot to help VB 6 diehards.

  • April 20, 2007 20 Apr'07

    Visual Studio Orcas reaches beta

    Microsoft has shipped the first beta of the next version of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas." This follows a long roll out that witnessed a quarter million downloads of various Orcas CTPs. Along with this beta comes the first Express edition of ...

  • March 30, 2007 30 Mar'07

    Ten cool Visual Studio Orcas features, part 2

    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.

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Ten cool Visual Studio Orcas features, part 1

    This series looks at what's new in Visual Studio Orcas. Part 1 examines improvements to the IDE itself and describes the new Entity Framework in ADO.NET.