Good tools are forever.

One of my favs is the old "Command Prompt Here" power toy.

If you want to open a cmd (with vs8 env vars set) from a folder in Windows Explorer, copy this text into a .reg file, and execute it !!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\DosHere\command]
@="c:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\cmd.exe /k \"\"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\\Common7\\Tools\\vsvars32.bat\" \"cd %1\"\""