The last couple of days have been better than Christmas for a few of us.
Microsoft has been releasing many updates to its developer tools and sdk to go
with the recent release of Visual Studio 2008. Below I have listed the updates
that have been released with download links. Enjoy!
Visual Studio 2008
- Download Express Versions ( here )
- Download Retail Versions [ MSDN subscribers only ] ( here )
- Download Trial Versions ( here )
Visual Studio 2008 SDK
"This is the official software development kit that allows
developers to integrate tools, editors, designers, languages, and other
features inside Visual Studio 2008.
Key features in the VS 2008 SDK include:
- Visual Studio Shell development support
- Enhancements in Domain-specific Language tools
- Visual Studio Package development and testing support for C++, C# and Visual Basic
- Code samples and documentation covering toolbox controls
integration, general IDE integration, Domain-specific Languages (DSL),
Team Foundation Server extensibility, Data Designers extensibility ,
and other areas
- Support for Windows Vista"
Download Visual Studio 2008 SDK ( Version 1.0 )
Visual Studio 2008 Samples
- Samples and starter kits are
Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system 3.0
"This download (VSTOR30.exe) installs the Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime, which is required to run VSTO solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008" (Microsoft).
Download Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system ( x86 )
Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008
"Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on
the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft
reporting technology. This redistributable package contains Windows
Forms and ASP.NET Web server control versions of the Report Viewer" (Microsoft).
Download Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 ( here )
Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit
"The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit contains a full 5-days of technical content including 20 hands-on labs, 28 presentations, and 20 scripted demos.
The technologies covered in the kit include: LINQ, C# 3.0, VB 9, WCF,
WF, WPF, Windows CardSpace, Silverlight, ASP.NET Ajax, .NET Compact
Framework 3.5, VSTO 3.0, Visual Studio Team System, and Team Foundation
Server" (Eric Nelson).
Download Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit ( here )
Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) Redistributable Package
"The Visual Studio Shell (isolated mode) provides a foundation on
which you can build your own custom-branded tools environment that runs
side by side with Visual Studio. By using the Visual Studio Shell
(isolated mode), you can accelerate development by reusing the Visual
Studio IDE in your application and focus on your core tooling problems" (Microsoft).
Download Visual Studio 2008 Shell (isolated mode) Redistributable Package ( Here )
Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) Redistributable Package
"The Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode) provides the foundation
on which you can seamlessly integrate tools and programming languages
within Visual Studio. The Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode) does
not contain any programming language, so it provides the perfect
foundation to deploy a development environment for your own language.
The Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode) seamlessly integrates with
Visual Studio 2008 Standard and above. Any tools and programming
languages that run inside the Visual Studio Shell (integrated mode)
will run together with Visual Studio 2008 (Standard and above) if they
are also installed on the same machine. By using the Visual Studio
Shell (integrated mode), you will not need to make Visual Studio a
pre-requisite on your user machines" (Microsoft).
Download Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) Redistributable Package ( Here )