A day or 2 ago I posted a news bit at my vbcodesource.org site about the RTM (release to manufacture) of VS 08 and Microsoft letting MSDN Subscribers have first shot at getting it. Micosoft has now released the Express versions and are available to everyone. Whats also good is that the Express versions are still completely free. VS 08 was codenamed Orcas and includes some pretty major changes like LINQ support. Below are some links to download the Express versions and to get Documentation and Samples.
- Visual Basic 2008 eXPress Direct Download (Web Install)
- Visual C# 2008 eXPress Direct Download (Web Install)
- Visual C++ eXPress 2008 Direct Download (Web Install)
- Visual Web Developer eXPress 2008 (Web Install)
- SQL Server 2005 eXPress 2008 (Web Install) – FREE EBook and more if you Register!
- Visual Studio 2008 (All Express Editions) ISO Download – only 100MB shy of a 1GB download!
Unfortunately, Microsofts Servers are getting Hammered pretty bad. I can’t hardly get a 100KB download speed. (600KB is the norm for me) If you want more information, click this link to go to the main Visual Studio 2008 Express information page. Have fun!