Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Academic, All, Pro w/MSDN Premium, Professional, Professional w/MSDN , Team Suite, Team Test Load Agent, VB Express, Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, Visual C++ Express, Visual Web Developer Express

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Visual Studio 2008 2008-02-19T00:00:00.000-08:00 2013-04-09T22:59:59.999-08:00 2018-04-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 1 2008-08-11T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-04-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2008-02-19T00:00:00.000-08:00 2009-10-13T22:59:59.999-08:00


Includes Visual C++ Express, Visual C# Express, VB Express, Visual Web Developer Express, and Visual Studio Team System editions


  • Academic
  • All
  • Pro w/MSDN Premium
  • Professional
  • Professional w/MSDN
  • Team Suite
  • Team Test Load Agent
  • VB Express
  • Visual Basic Express
  • Visual C# Express
  • Visual C++ Express
  • Visual Web Developer Express