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Key Benefits of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 White Paper
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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Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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