The release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 is another important milestone on the road to the global launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, which will take place on February 27th, 2008, and in Amman in March 2008.
Representing the latest in a series of innovations from Microsoft targeting at developers and development teams, Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 are core components of the Microsoft application platform that encompass a set of integrated capabilities, tools and infrastructure that enable organizations to build more dynamic, connected applications and ultimately deliver better business value.
Ihsan Anabtawi, Marketing Manager of Microsoft Jordan said: “Developers at all levels – from hobbyists to enterprise development teams – now have a consistent, secure and reliable solution for developing applications for the latest platforms: the Web, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, the 2007 Office system, and beyond.”
He added: “The upcoming launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, globally and in Jordan, will provide a great opportunity to highlight how our customers are making the most of Visual Studio 2008 and demonstrate how they can benefit from the power of the full Microsoft application platform, including Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. It will also be apparent how our partners are delivering great products that extend and enhance Visual Studio 2008.”
Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 can provide several best practices that development organizations can apply to their own processes to deliver software on budget, on target and on time. The products make it easy for development organizations and developers of all skill levels to build software and services on the latest platforms.
Visual Studio 2008 delivers over 250 new features, makes improvements to existing features and has made significant enhancements to every version of Visual Studio 2008, from the Express Editions to Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). With Microsoft's measurements, key commands also run 10-60 percent faster with the larger improvements associated with bigger projects.
The Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition and related Microsoft Solutions Framework process guidance is fully integrated into Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite. This enables database developers and administrators to be more productive, increase security and drive quality, and involves them earlier in the development lifecycle.