developer’s vision into reality. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition was engineered to support development projects that target the Web (including ASP.NET AJAX), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, The 2007 Microsoft Office system, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Mobile devices. The number of platforms that developers must target to meet business needs is increasing rapidly. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition provides the integrated toolset for addressing all of these needs by providing a superset of the functionality available in Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition.
Today’s developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications that quickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allow developers to build the connected applications demanded by today’s businesses while taking advantage of the .NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.
Deliver high-performance applications
Connect to the data you need, regardless of its location, and build data driven applications using Language Integrated Query (LINQ).
Build great client applications
Develop compelling solutions that leverage the user experience and capabilities of the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista®.
Build powerful Web applications
Build rich, interactive applications using the ASP.NET AJAX interactive Web interfaces
Requirements vary for different combinations of components within Visual Studio 2008 Professional Editions. To install Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, you need:
Computer with a 1.6 GHz or faster processor
Visual Studio 2008 can be installed on the following operating systems:
Windows Vista® (x86 & x64) - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows® XP (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 or later - all editions except Starter Edition
Windows Server® 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 1 or later (all editions)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64) or later (all editions)
384 MB of RAM or more (768 MB of RAM or more for Windows Vista)
2.2 GB of available hard-disk space
5400 RPM hard drive
1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
Visual Studio 2008: (3,30 GB)
MSDN Library 2008: (2,15 GB)
Changing the Product Key in Visual Studio Installer
By default, Visual Studio installer doesn't allow any change in the product key and you cannot edit it.
However changing the product key in Visual Studio installer is very simple. First you need to copy your installer files to your hard drive or any device that lets you apply changes because when you're working on these files from DVD drive or virtual drives, they don't let modifications by nature.
After doing this, go to Setup folder and open the setup.sdb file in a text editor like Notepad. The text content has [Product Key] section where you can replace the previous product key with your own and save your changes.
After this, if you run the setup, it uses your new product key for installation!
Install the trial version.
Go to start-button - configuration - software - remove and select to remove VS2008.
When you choose this you get a screen, where you can remove/repaire/registrate your product.
Choose registration and type in your key.
There you go, you have the full version of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Suite.
Microsoft has changed the trial edition starting from 2008 version. If you have trial version you can directly updgrade it using the full version key.
You need not install the software again to upgrade.
Similary you can download the other visual suites and upgrade. I provide the full version keys for you
1. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition:
2. Visual Studio 2008 Team Test Load Agent:
3. Visual Studio 2008 Team System:
4. Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server: