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notmyrealname
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  14:23:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi.

I am solely responsible for developing applications for my company. I started with VB6 and moved to VB.Net two years ago. I am currently working on a new SQL application that manages production data. I would like to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 to take advantage of LINQ because it sound great from what i have been reading. I'm sure there are many other reasons for upgrading to 2008. After presenting this idea to my superiors they told me that they do not want to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 because they have heard that there are some problems with 2008. I haven't heard of these problems.

Can someone please tell me if they have heard of any problems with 2008?

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks.

whitefang
Enterprise-Level Plonker Who's Not Wrong

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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  14:26:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've used Visual Studio 2008 just fine. Make sure to check that if you have any plugins you use, that they are compatible etc. I wouldn't recommend to use Linq unless you're doing RAD.

Edited by - whitefang on 04/22/2009 14:28:10
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Lamprey
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  14:40:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Visual Studio shouldn't be an issue. The only issue's you might have are around SQL tool compatability, like trying to access Integration Services 2005 with Management Studio 2008 doesn't work (unless that was fixed in the last few months).
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notmyrealname
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  14:42:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All.

I really don't want this post to get locked also! Could you all please respond to the original question only? Is there any reason not to upgrade to 2008?

Thanks again for all of your help.
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notmyrealname
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  15:00:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks whitefang and Lamprey. I am trying to compile a list of pros and cons to present to my boss. So far I haven't heard any problems that should be of concern.

Edited by - notmyrealname on 04/22/2009 15:00:57
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whitefang
Enterprise-Level Plonker Who's Not Wrong

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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  15:08:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Visual Studio Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/fxcop/archive/2007/10/03/new-for-visual-studio-2008-code-metrics.aspx

Microsoft - Why Upgrade to 2008
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/B/D/3BDDC5D5-E8CF-4031-A12A-B072ECA27C42/VS2008PETopTenFSEMEA.doc

Edited by - whitefang on 04/22/2009 15:08:32
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