The release formerly known as Orcas has shipped. This is a great release and builds on the foundation of the .NET Framework 2.0.  This release also includes the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 SP1 bits.

 Aaron Stebner has a great post with the download links for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 and some details. Aaron's blog is always the first place to check for trouble shoot advice and the most current links.

A few notable setup changes in this release.

  • Visual Studio Trial upgrades work. So install the trial today, and when you get your full copy, just insert the key via setup on the DVD or Add/Remove programs
  • The .NET Framework installer only downloads the components your computer needs in order to install... so no Vista bits on XP and not 64 files for x86 etc.

So check it out and have fun. There are so many new things in the product... but I really love LINQ and having designers for WPF in Visual Studio!

Let us know hwo it works.

-Bret

BTW, please post setup issues on the forums. 

Visual Studio -- http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=26&SiteID=1

.NET Framework -- http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1020&SiteID=1