Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, which provides a unified development environment for Windows and the Microsoft Office system. With included support for Asp.Net Ajax and the Silverlight Add-in for Visual Studio 2008, developers can also build rich interactive applications for the Web.

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, which provides a unified development environment for Windows and the Microsoft Office system. With included support for Asp.Net Ajax and the Silverlight Add-in for Visual Studio 2008, developers can also build rich interactive applications for the Web.

In addition, Visual Studio 2008 now includes full project template and tools support for .Net Framework 3.0 development capabilities.

Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate enables media professionals, designers, and developers to build rich interactive applications for the Web.

Silverlight capabilities include fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality audio and video to all major browsers, including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Silverlight Add-In for Visual Studio 2008 enables developers to start building Silverlight 1.0 applications from within the Visual Studio 2008 environment.

Developers can download the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 code.

The Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate is also available for download.

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