Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Released

Well, just within couple of days after I posted the .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Download Links, .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 became RTM.  What does this mean?  You now have the released version out which you can download and start using for serious application development.  Before I post the download links, I want to mention that there are a few steps you would want to ensure before installing the RTM Version.

1.  Uninstall Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 or any earlier version manually

2.  Uninstall ASP.NET "Futures" July 2007 or May 2007 CTP

3.  Optionally you could run the .NET 3.5 Beta clean up utility by Aaron Stebner

4.  Reboot your system to make sure that it cleans up any unwanted references.

There is a detailed list of things you would want to do before installing the RTM and Scott Gu has an excellent post on the same.

You can then install Visual Studio 2008 or install only the .NET 3.5 in case you just want to install the framework.  You can download .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition from here

My subsequent posts would cover on the immediate question many of you would have.. Whats is in for me or what is new in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5. 

Cheers !!!

Print | posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:37 PM

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