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Visual Studio 2008 Overview White Paper
If you'd like an overview of what you'll find in Visual Studio 2008, you should download a copy of the following white paper, which was updated for the Beta 2 release. It is available as a Word document, PDF, or XPS. This white paper provides an overview of Visual Studio 2008 and how it delivers...
30 Jul 2007
Using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs
I know how it is. You find the download page you're seeking and you immediately scan the page to find the cherished Download button. For this reason, I always advise teams not to rely on download page content to ensure customer success with the download. As a case in point, if you downloaded one of the...
27 Jul 2007
Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide (Beta)
If you'd like a jump on getting the prerequisites in place while you're downloading the bits, you can download the latest version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Installation Guide . Since Beta 1 is still available for download, you'll see two versions of the guide on this download...
26 Jul 2007
An Easier Way to Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
Psst! Looking for an easier way to download those huge Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 files? Go grab the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader from Microsoft Research. All you have to do is pick your favorite flavor of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and tell it where to save it. Please note that this...
26 Jul 2007
Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is Served. Come and Get it!
See Soma's post for the details: Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2, and Silverlight 1.0 RC 1323
26 Jul 2007
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part II
If you don't already follow Sara Ford's blog , you really should subscribe to her Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day . She'll enlighten you daily with nuggets of good info about Visual Studio 2008. For Visual Studio 2005, she ran a Visual Studio 2005 Tip of the Week that was an excellent resource. It...
26 Jul 2007
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio 2008, Part I
When you download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, you may notice that some of the product names have changed for this release. On the Help menu in Team Suite, click About and you'll find that many of the products in Team System have a new name. Since we released Visual Studio 2005, we’ve heard...
26 Jul 2007
Discuss Beta 1 with the Team System Team
Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group on Friday, April 27th from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team System. In addition, discuss what's new in the Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta 1 releases for Team Suite and Team Foundation...
24 Apr 2007
Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1 for MSDN Subscribers
It appears that the ISO images for Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Beta 1 are now showing up on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. The ISO image for Team Suite should appear anytime now. 1292
20 Apr 2007
1 KB Files for Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1
For those are downloading Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Beta 1 files from Microsoft Downloads, you may have seen what appears to be a misprint: I can assure you that the Team Foundation Server with Team Suite VPC is much larger than 9 KB total and that we're not using a compression technology from...
20 Apr 2007
Download Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 1
See Soma's blog for the details, and the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site for the bits to download. Orcas Beta 1 bits for the various different product SKUs will be available at the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site over the next day or so. The team and I are looking forward to hearing your feedback on...
19 Apr 2007
Visual Studio Unit Testing Extends to Visual Studio Professional in Orcas
If you haven't heard the news yet, Visual Studio Unit Testing, which was only available in some Team System products in Visual Studio 2005, will be available in the Professional Edition of Visual Studio code name "Orcas". See this post from Naysawn Naderi for the details: Due to popular demand we have...
27 Mar 2007
Now Available: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP
The March CTP is now available for download. The March CTP includes the first "Orcas" CTP release of Team Foundation Server. You can install it yourself by grabbing the self-extracting installation file, or you can grab one of the VPC images. For more information, see "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads...
28 Feb 2007
Why Vista Matters to Developers
Darryl Taft has an article on eWeek that outlines Why Vista Matters to Developers . As Jim Allchin notes, you can build applications that take advantage of the new technologies in Windows Vista today using Visual Studio 2005 (see Ready for a New Day for extensions to Visual Studio 2005 that provide some...
12 Feb 2007
Team System Chat on Wednesday
Here's your chance to interact with the Team System product team and get the answers to your toughest Team System questions. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Visual Studio code name "Orcas" Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat on Wednesday, February 7th from 10:00am - 11:00am...
6 Feb 2007
Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads
The January CTP of Visual Studio code name "Orcas" is available for download as a self-extracting install, or installed in a Virtual PC image. You can find links to both downloads, and to other "Orcas" CTP software on the Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Related CTP Downloads page. The next version...
11 Jan 2007
Orcas Feature Specs Online
As noted in Brian Harry's blog ( More Transparency ), we published a bunch of the Feature Specifications for Visual Studio and .NET Framework "Orcas" up on MSDN. These are the actual feature specifications, not glossy versions of them. I'm happy to tell you that we have reassessed our plans and reinvigorated...
23 Nov 2006
Team System Chat Today (11/8)
As noted on most of the Team System product team blogs this past week, we're holding another Team System chat on Wednesday, November 8 at 10am PST. On the agenda - anything Team System, including Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP . Add to Calendar Additional Time Zones Unfortunately...
8 Nov 2006
Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP
As you may have heard by now, Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - October CTP is now available for download. Like the previous CTP release, this release is only available as a virtual machine. One of the reasons we're using a virtual machine is to provide early access to software under development,...
31 Oct 2006
What is Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas"?
If you’d like some insight into the next release of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas", visit the Visual Studio Future Versions site. On that site, you’ll find a roadmap that provides a brief overview of what to expect in "Orcas". Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" delivers on Microsoft’s vision of...
26 Jun 2006
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