Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5

Microsoft released its Visual Studio 2008 and the .Net Framework 3.5. 

Few downloads are needed to get started with developing Rich Interactive Applications using AJAX, Silverlight with ASP.NET 2.0. Find Links for them below.

The ASP.NET “Futures” is a preview release of the features that are under consideration for the upcoming versions of ASP.NET. While ASP.NET 2.0, AJAX and Silverlight have go live licenses and can be used for real world applications as well as get them deployed, ASP.NET “Futures” is a developer preview release and is not production ready.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Microsoft Silverlight 1.0

Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 SDK

Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh

Microsoft Expression Blend

Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX

AJAX Control Toolkit

Microsoft ASP.NET “Futures”


Some of the NEW features of Visual Studio 2008 are :

  • Multi targeting support (supports framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5)
  • Asp.Net Ajax Support.
  • JavaScript intelligence
  • JavaScript Debugging
    VS 2008 new Web designer.
  • Very good support for CSS
    Language Improvement and LINQ.
  • Data Access improvement with LINQ to SQL.

Happy Coding !!!!!


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