I am sure they will be many blogs and articles that will mention the awesome fact that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 have been released. I am also sure most of these posts will go talk about some of the many cool new features in both. While that is very tempting for me to do I restrain myself. Instead I will doing something which you may find even more useful....
I will give you links to go download and play with it!
The new .NET framework can be downloaded for free from here:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
And Visual Studio Express editions can be downloaded for free from here:
Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions
The express editions are free version of the IDE which focus on one technology like C#, ASP .NET or VB.
If you are interested in trying the full edition you can download a trial of it here:
Visual Studio 2008 Trial
I guarantee if you start to play with these you will fall in love and find eternal happiness.
Well, maybe that is a bit of a hyperbole but it is really cool.