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Key Benefits of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 White Paper

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

This white paper describes the key capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

  • This white paper describes the key capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Visual Studio 2008 provides a powerful tool-set for building software for Windows, the Web, mobile devices, and the Microsoft Office system. Regardless of the specific target platform, Visual Studio enhances developer productivity by providing tools that help them write code faster and streamline other development-related tasks.


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VisualStudio2008.docxa585e49c36fa3b21576bbd719b9d6b765c55df5a167 KB
VisualStudio2008.pdfde6e7b54c24156f0cfd6bd9b98e0aa2e415f32a7374 KB
VisualStudio2008.xps6e489584af810af9a6f8a206d9cd468ddb0d788c357 KB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • To view the Word document, you'll need a copy of Microsoft Office Word 2007, or Microsoft Word 97 or later with the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.
    To view the PDF file, you'll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    To view the XPS file, you'll need Windows Vista, or the Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack.

Installation Instructions

  • Download this white paper in your choice of the following formats: Microsoft Word document (DOCX), PDF file or XPS file.

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