REVIEWS - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008Professional Upgrade [Old Version]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating4.7 out of 5Product FeatureBuild applications for Windows, the Web, theqMicrosoft Office system, the .NET Framework, SQLServer, and Windows Mobile with integrateddrag-and-drop designers; be part of a communityof millions of developersVisual Studio integrates Visual Basic, Visual C#,qand Visual C++ to support a wide variety ofdevelopment styles; Editor features simplify thecycle of designing, developing, and debugging anapplicationDeploy client applications easily with ClickOnce,qwhich enables developers and IT Pros to deploy anapplication and its prerequisites and then ensurethat the application remains up-to-dateBuild applications which target the .NETqFramework, shortening development time byreducing the need for infrastructure code andhelping to enhance application securityUse ASP.NET to speed the creation of interactive,qhighly appealing Web applications and Webservices. Master Pages allow developers to easilymanage a consistent site layout in one placeRead moreqProduct DescriptionVisual Studio Pro 2008 Win32 English UPG DVDGeneralCategory : Applications Subcategory : VisualStudio Distribution Media : Disk Package Type : License w/DVD Platform : WIN System Requirements / OSRequired : 32-Bit Win UNSPSC CodeUNSPSC Code : 43232407 Read moreProduct DescriptionVisual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is a comprehensive set of tools that accelerates the process of turningthe developers vision into reality. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition was engineered to supportdevelopment projects that target the Web (including ASP.NET AJAX), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, The2007 Microsoft Office system, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Mobile devices. The number of platforms thatdevelopers must target to meet business needs is increasing rapidly. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
provides the integrated toolset for addressing all of these needs by providing a superset of the functionalityavailable in Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition.The Microsoft Visual Studio development system is a suite of development tools designed to aid softwaredevelopers--whether they are novices or seasoned professionals--face complex challenges and create innovativesolutions.Todays developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications thatquickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allowdevelopers to build the connected applications demanded by todays businesses while taking advantage of the.NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.Design high-performance applicationsConnect to the data you need, regardless of its location, and build data driven applications using LanguageIntegrated Query (LINQ).Build great client applicationsDevelop compelling solutions that leverage the user experience and capabilities of the 2007 Microsoft Officesystem and Windows Vista.Build powerful Web applicationsBuild rich, interactive applications using the ASP.NET AJAX interactive Web interfaces.Whats New in 2008Build applications that utilize the latest Web technologies with improved support for AJAX and Web Controlsand the Microsoft AJAX LibraryCreate Web applications more easily with an improved design surface and standards supportUtilize data from any data source more smoothly with LINQ, a set of language extensions to Visual Basic andVisual C#Manage and build applications that target multiple versions of the .NET Framework. For the first time, you canuse one tool to work on applications that run on .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5Ensure application correctness more easily with integrated unit testing in Visual Studio 2008 ProfessionalEditionDiscover the full power of the .NET Framework 3.5 with integrated tools which simplify building great userexperiences and connected systemsBuild stunning user experiences with integrated designers for Windows Presentation Foundation. Experiencesbuilt with WPF can interoperate seamlessly with Windows FormsCreate connected applications using new visual designers for Windows Communications Foundation and
Connect Systems and Applications Using Web ServicesDevelopers can use Windows Communication Foundation in the .NET Framework 3.5 to build Web services thatare exposed using any number of Internet-standard protocols, such as SOAP, RSS, JSON, POX, and more.Whether developers are building an AJAX application that uses JSON, syndicating data via RSS, or building astandard SOAP Web service, Windows Communication Foundation makes it easy to create service endpoints.Plus, Windows Communication Foundation now supports building Web services in partial-trust situations like atypical shared-hosting environment.Collaborate with Web DesignersDevelopers can easily collaborate with designers who use Microsoft Expression Web through the use ofcascading style sheets and shared project files. Designers can use Expression Web to design a UI and then turnit over to developers with confidence that the UI design and subsequently developed business logic code willboth remain intact.Build Software for Microsoft Office SystemThe user interfaces of line-of-business applications can be difficult to learn, respond sluggishly to user input,and require people to be connected to the corporate intranet. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition providesa powerful tool set for building Office Business Applications (OBAs), which extend the data in line-of-businesssystems to end users through familiar Microsoft Office programs. Through such an approach, developers canintegrate the front office and back office, making the information in ERP, CRM, and other enterprise systemsdirectly accessible from within everyday business processes.Develop Applications for Microsoft Office Using Existing SkillsVisual Studio Tools for Office is a fully integrated component of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, givingdevelopers everything they need to target the more than 500 million users of Microsoft Office using the samemanaged-code development skills that they use to write applications for Windows or ASP.NET applications.Applications built on Microsoft Office are first-class projects in Visual Studio, which includes project templates,designers, and debugging tools to help developers rapidly build solutions based on current and earlier versionsof Microsoft Office desktop products, as well as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.Take Advantage of the UI in the 2007 Office ReleaseWith Visual Studio 2008, developers can take advantage of familiar Microsoft Office UI elements to provideusers with access to new types of information. Developers can extend the Microsoft Office Fluent interface toadd buttons to the Ribbon. Outlook Form Regions and Custom Task Panes provide a convenient way to let usersview and edit data in back-end systems, and Windows Communication Foundation provides a convenient wayto connect OBAs to back-end systems. Developers also can build native C++ applications that use UI elementsof the 2007 Office release, such as the Ribbon Bar, Ribbon Status Bar, and Mini toolbar.Easily Deploy and Update ApplicationsCompanies can easily deploy applications for the Microsoft Office system built with Visual Studio 2008Professional Edition by using the same ClickOnce deployment method used for other applications for Windows.Development groups can simply copy a new version of an application to a directory on a Web server and sendusers a link to the application in an e mail message.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) support, including a split-pane WPF designer, debugger support, andproject templateWindows Communication Foundation (WCF) support, including Test Client and Auto-Hosting toolsWindows Workflow Foundation (WF) support, including designerLINQ support, including Object Relational Designer, SQLMetal command-line tool, LINQ-aware code editors,and debugger supportDatabase design tools (local and remote)Object and Relational Designer (local and remote)Deployment tools (ClickOnce and MSI)Automation to write, record, and run macrosIDE extensibility to create and use add-ins and packagesVersion control integration support (MSSCCI-compatible)1SQL Server Reporting Services supportVisual Studio Conversion Wizard for legacy projectsProduct DifferencesVisual Studio 2008 Professional Edition and Standard Edition differ as follows:Feature Standard Edition Professional EditionBuild applications for the Microsoft Office system No Yes2Build software for mobile devices No YesSoftware Assurance-Eligible No Yes3User experience Simplified menus anddefaultsFullDocumentation Online4Online and OfflineClass Designer and Object Test Bench No Yes5Crystal Reports No YesServer Explorer No YesUnit Testing No Yes6Additional Tools Included SQL Server 2005 ExpressEditionSQL Server 2005 DeveloperEditionNotes:Microsoft Visual SourceSafe available for purchase separately1.Does not include support for C++ projects2.Software Assurance provided through MSDN Subscription3.Offline documentation available as a separate download4.Limited support for native C++ code, intended to be used only for visualization and documentation5.Does not include Code Coverage; C++ support is limited6.Read moreYou May Also LikeVisual Studio 2010 Professional Upgrade (Old Version)