Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 Released! RRS feed

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  • I am pleased to announce today that we have released all four of the Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with Service Pack 1!  In addition to fixing a number of issues, SP1 also offers a substantial number of new features including, but not limited to:

    • Support for SQL Server 2008 Express
    • Web Application Projects and Class Library support for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
    • JScript Formatting for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
    • Improved WPF Designer for Visual C# 2008 and Visual Basic 2008 Express
    • ADO.NET Entity Designer and Framework
    • Dynamic Data Web Sites for Visual Web Developer 2008 Express
    • New Powerpack controls (Line, Shape, and Data Repeater) added to Visual Basic 2008 Express
    • Enhanced Live Errors for the Visual C# Editor give a richer set of errors as you code
    • And more!

    Note that you will have to install the SP1 version of your Express product for each product you have on your computer, and once you upgrade one Express product, you will have to upgrade all the Express products on your computer for everything to function correctly. 


    Go download Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 today!


    Weston Hutchins

    Program Manager - Visual Studio Express


    Monday, August 11, 2008 6:50 PM

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  •  Weston Hutchins - MSFT wrote:

    Go download Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 today!

    Does the C++ version come with ATL? [No]

    MFC? [No]

    OpenMP? [No]

    All those great wizards? [No]

    Offer anything ground breaking besides TR1? [No]

    How about the professional editions...Are we going to see anything on the scale of what is being done for C#? [No]


    And now we know why Linux is getting all the innovation and why Microsoft is looking like an 80's version of IBM(big, bloated and dumb)




    Friday, August 29, 2008 8:45 PM
  • Lmao that's a good one. Kdevelop's just fine, the above listed would be fine for the beginner, but with microsuck pulling the plug on XP and Vista's severe limitations was the straw what brock the camols back as the metafore goes so I'm on Linux.

    Linux rules Microsoft drools.

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:30 AM