"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

VS 2008 Beta 2 (Orcas)- Direct download links

This post
might be too old to discuss here, just thought of sharing direct downloadable links
to start clocking..

(1) Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
Professional Edition (
3126.7 MB)

(2) MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 (OrcasBeta2MSDNLibraryX1400348.img, 1907.0 MB)

(3) Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2(dotNetFx35setup.exe, 2.6 MB)

(4) Microsoft Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008
Beta 2 (
3.0 MB)

Note: .NET Framework
3.5 comprises of WF, WCF,WPF and Windows CardSpace. And as well as addition of
following features,

(1)     Deep
integration of Language Integrated Query (LINQ).
It helps us to filter, enumerate, and create projections of several types of SQL
data, collections, XML, and DataSets by using the same syntax.

(2)     ASP.NET AJAX
lets you create more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web

(3)     New Web
protocol support for building WCF services including AJAX, JSON, REST, POX,
RSS, ATOM, and several new WS-* standards.

(4)     Full tooling
support for WF, WCF, and WPF, including the new workflow-enabled services

(5)     New classes
in .NET Framework 3.5 base class library (BCL) address the most common customer


August 8, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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