You already know from Soma's and Scott's blogs posts that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 have been released and available for download at MSDN. Visual Web Developer Express 2008 has also been released and is available for download. Difference from Visual studio 2008 is largely the same as in VS 2005, you can find description of major differences here. Otherwise VWD Express provides new HTML and Web Form designer, full spectrum of CSS editing tools, Split view, nested master pages, JScript intellisense and validation, full Ajax support, ability to target .NET 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 etc, etc. We hope you will enjoy it :-)