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It's there! Today Visual Studio 2008 is released and arrived at the MSDN download sites for MSDN Subscriptions.
It was announced only two weeks ago that Visual Studio 2008 would be released to MSDN before the end of November. And guess what? It is an early release as it is ready for download today November 19.
I am downloading it ...
Yesterday I received information that there was a timing issue in the VS2008 Beta 2 VPCs. The effect of this timing issue is that the VPC will expire early and that is only in a couple of days from now on Thursday, November 1.
The VPC expires at the operating system level and that makes it impossible to extend the timeout period for the ...
I had three weeks of quality time with my wife and kids. As I'm normally spending almost all of my time in front of my computer screen the SLA (Service Level Agreement) with the family required me to stay away from the computer and do some fun things with the family. And I did ... we did some camping and did rollercoaster rides in a few ...
Update to my previous blog ...
The information discussed yesterday is now also available on the MSDN website:http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx
There is an introduction video on Channel 9 with Soma and Scott explaining what Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is all about compared to Beta 1.
For one thing... Visual ...
Eric Carter kinda announced it ... Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available as of today. He didn't get into the details on where to go and get it, so I did some searching myself. It's easy to discover where it is if you just go to the Microsoft Downloads and search for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2:
Click here to do your search ... notice there are ...
Just a quick note to let you know that the VSTO team published four new VSTO Beta hands-on labs to MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/aa740390.aspx.
MSDN Virtual Lab: Building Custom Office Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office Part 1 - Data Binding with Word Content Controls
MSDN Virtual ...
Configure SQL Server to be used in the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we configure SQLServer to be used in the VPC to make it run smoothly as can be.
In the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration Dialog click the Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections link ...
Add SQLServer to the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we add SQLServer to the VPC to make it run as a database server.
Run SQL Server Setup from your installation media.
Accept the User License Agreement and click Next to continue
Click Install to install the Prerequisites. ...
Today I went to DevDays 2007 here in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where I live to meet Mike Hernandez and talk to him some more about VSTO. Mike was scheduled to do three presentations at the Dutch DevDays 2007 conference:
Overview Visual Studio Tools for Office
Visual Studio Tools for Office a roadmap for the future
Add POP Services to the VPC
Today I add the next section in my series to create a SharePoint VPC. In this blogitem we add POP services to the VPC to enable mail actions on the server without installing the full blown Exchange Server.
First start the ''Manage Your Server'' console.
Click Add or remove a role in the Manage Your Server ...