This post will provide a quick overview of Visual Studio.NET 2008 and useful links which will give a depth understanding of of .NET 2008, Framework 3.0 and Framework 3.5.
Visual Studio 2008 was first shipped on November 2007, you can download the 90 day trial version from here
Some of the important difference and new features can be found in the link
in ASP Alliance this link will give you enough basic concepts to kick start your journey into .NET 2008, once you get through this basics, following are the useful MSDN links which will provide you with the WPF, WCF and WF (Workflow foundations) from basics to advance level programming.
If you have windows live id (Hotmail account), and good broadband speed, you can try hands on MSDN Virtual Lab
Remember there are some or lots of features in WPF programming which requires Windows Vista OS, but don't get disappointed if you are using Windows XP SP2, you can download and install Microsoft Virtual PC at
And download free copies of Windows Vista from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=21EABB90-958F-4B64-B5F1-73D0A413C8EF&displaylang=en
This VPC image will expire on July 3, 2008.
If you have missed Virtual Tech days from Microsoft for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, you can download the Session Recordings and Presentations from the following links
If this link is not working then post you email in my the comments, I have downloaded presentations in my local system, I will try to send you.
My target of this post is for beginners who keep on hunting in Google for various links of .NET 2008, I tried to collect few good ones one single place, hope this will help and keep posted me or others if you have good links, in the comments.
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