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.