Microsoft on Monday made its flagship development tool, Visual Studio 2008, available for download to its developer subscribers.
The product line include several editions, ranging from the low-end Visual Studio 2005 Express for students and hobbyists to Visual Studio Team System, a suite with a server geared at teams of programmers.
Formally code-named Orcas, Visual Studio has features for developer productivity, workflow, data handling, and front-end development for Windows Vista.
The release includes technology called Language Integrated Query (LINQ) which is aimed at making it easier to build applications that tap into different data sources.
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