Sunday, May 4, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Overview and Tutorials (Links)

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.

Windows Communication Foundation

WPF Tutorial

WF Foundation

ASP.NET MVC Source Code

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

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.

Related post :

Difference Between .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0

Ajax Error in Visual Studio 2008

Using LINQ with ASP.NET


Anonymous said...

WF Link

Anonymous said...

Brij Mohan said...

To work on MVC Framework you will need Visual Studio 2008 Edition, which you can download in the link given in the article,

If you try to use the new ASP.NET MVC framework with Visual Web Developer Express, there are some manual steps you have to take in order to get up and running.

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r4 revolution said...

Thanx for the links......these tutorials are gonna help a lot to my students!1!!!!

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