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It’s available! Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2

July 27, 2007

To start, the direct links to VS 2008 Pro Beta 2 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2.  So, open your download windows; and let those gigs of files begin.  Also note, the Beta 2 file is an .img; so you can import it into Virtual PC (or rename it to .iso and burn it—it’s 3168MB, so it’ll fit on a DVD).

Detailed information, along with 2008 Standard and team suites can be found at the 2008 downloads page.  On the downloads page, there’s a message that isn’t bolded NEAR enough:

IMPORTANT:

  1. After the Beta 2 installation has finished, you should run this script to ensure that the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 will not affect the development of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications.

The script is an executable that, per it’s name, disables the AJAX policy—ehh, more on that later I hope.

So, what am I most excited for in this release?  LINQDataSource  *cheer*

 

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