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.
Enterprise-Level Plonker Who's Not Wrong
Posted - 04/22/2009 : 14:26:15
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.
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).