Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit

Visual Studio 2008 has RTMed yesterday! Along with it, .NET 3.5 has also been released. The entire family of Visual Studio products (from the Express Editions to the Professional version to Visual Studio Team Suite) and .NET Framework 3.5 are available for immediate download here.
(source: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!)

Now coming to the subject of Training Kit,

The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit contains a full 5-days of technical content including 20 hands-on labs, 28 presentations, and 20 scripted demos. The technologies covered in the kit include: LINQ, C# 3.0, VB 9, WCF, WF, WPF, Windows CardSpace, Silverlight, ASP.NET Ajax, .NET Compact Framework 3.5, VSTO 3.0, Visual Studio Team System, and Team Foundation Server.

Originally developed for early adoption work with ISVs, it is now available to all.

You can download the entire training kit from the download center here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7602397.

The kit is just over 120MB compressed. After downloading the kit, simply run the installation program to extract the contents to your local machine. Once the installation process is complete, you will see an HTML page that allows you to navigate through the contents of the kit. (source:Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit updated for RTM)

UPDATE: You can also watch first of the Visual Studio 2008 Training kit screencasts at
VS2008 Training Kit: Lap around Visual Studio 2008 & .NET Framework 3.5

This session was presented by James Conard and is the first session from the Visual Studio 2008 training kit available from the previously given link


Anonymous said...

Thanks Vasudev. Am downloading the training kit and look forward to working with it.


Vasudev said...

Yes Atul, it'll be very useful , its just great stuff, a treasure for learning.