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Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition

Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition provides a full-featured development environment for Windows and Web developers. It offers productivity enhancements for building data-driven client and Web applications. Individual developers looking to create connected applications with next-generation user experiences will find Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition a perfect fit.

Today’s developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications that quickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allow developers to build the connected applications demanded by today’s businesses while taking advantage of the .NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.


Design high-performance applications
Create and deploy compelling Windows and Web applications using new visual designers and more than 50 new controls.

Unleash the power of your data
Connect to the data you need, regardless of its location, and build datadriven applications using the Language Integrated Query (LINQ).

Deliver a great design experience
Provide a better user experience for graphic designers by employing new design surfaces and file formats that are compatible with Microsoft Expression.