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Visual Studio 2008 Released

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You will now find that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 on MSDN for certain subscribers. It will be there soon for everyone, but if you are a Volume User on MSDN, then you might not find it there yet (as of yesterday).

I was pretty excited for this release. Once installed, I had to also install JetBrain's ReSharper and it requires you to do a command line install. Once the .msi for ReSharper is on your machine, you will have to use the following command to install it for VS2008.

msiexec /i ReSharperSetup.3.0.2.VS80.Full.msi VSVERSION=9.0

Once you do this, you will be fine. Beside that, I would recommend this upgrade and there are some exciting features in this release. One being that you can now target and build for the .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5. Though, if you work on a large team with a lot of projects, you also need to be aware that although you can go back and target .NET Framework 2.0 applications, when you open up a 2.0 application within VS2008, you will be prompted to upgrade the application (upgrade to VS2008 - not upgrade to .NET 3.5). You cannot share the same solution file amongst versions of VS2005 and VS2008.

Start installing!

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