Visual Studio 2008 Arrives on Time

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

One of my colleagues told me today that we was downloading Visual Studio 2008. To tell the truth I was somewhat puzzled. I did not expect Microsoft to release VS on time. So, after two years from release of Visual Studio 2005 we have Visual Studio 2008 codenamed Orcas. Visual Studio 2008 is available for immediate download for MSDN subscribers.

According to Microsoft's corporate vice president Somasegar (a.k.a "Soma"), Visual Studio 2008 contains over 250 new features.

Some of the most important new features include new visual designers like .NET Framework 3.5 components (Windows Presentation Foundation components, Windows Workflow Foundation components and Windows Communication Foundation components), workflow enabled services, multitargeting, LINQ and many others.

The Global Launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 will take place on Feb. 27, 2008.

You can read the full interview with Soma at