26 July 2007

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Released

As of a short while ago, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 was released.  This also includes the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2.  Silverlight 1.0 RC is expected to be released within the next couple of days.

Also, these releases (Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2, as well as Silverlight 1.0 RC) come with a "go live" license that allows you to start development now and not have to worry about a supported upgrade path when the final versions ship later this year.

Here's a list of the installation disc images that can be downloaded:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition Beta 2
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Beta 2
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Team Suite Beta 2
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Team Foundation Server Beta 2
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Test Load Agent Beta 2
  • MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

    Also, there are a couple of VPC images that can be downloaded as well:

  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Team Suite Beta 2 VPC
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008 - Team Suite & Team Foundation Server Beta 2 VPC

    The Visual Studio Express Editions can be downloaded from here.

    The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 can be downloaded from here.

    You can read more about these releases from Soma, Rob, Brian, and Scott.  I'm sure there will be lots to write about over the next few weeks as everyone gets into the nuts-and-bolts of Beta 2.