Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 to ship November 2007

November 5 2007

I just read that Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will finally ship this month. While the updates to the core development environment are greatly anticipated .. I mean, VS.NET is the standard that all IDEs need to live up too. The real impact of this release is Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) 3.0. No separate download. No halfass (cough VSTO 2 cough)  implementation. This is full support for Office 2003 and the 2007 Office platform. Office development is about to change forever. While not the complete removal of VBA development inside an Office application, this is the beginning of the move. This will fundamentally change Office Business Applications (OBA). It also has direct impact on those of us that integrate Office, Sharepoint, and other Microsoft technologies with Lotus Notes and Domino. Want to learn the details of those changes? Come to the Jumpstart that Alex Kassabov and I are giving at Lotusphere. VB.NET 2008 and VSTO 3 will be discussed in detail! Hope to see you there