The Start of the Visual Studio Avalanche (Updated April 21 2008)

The Avalanche of add-on’s for Visual Studio 2008 has started. I thought it would be useful to keep a list so here it is.

Latest Addition : VSTS Model Power Tool : CTP

Visual Studio 2008 SDK

Web Deployment Project (RTW)

ASP Ajax Control Toolkit

Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Templates for Visual Studio 2008 

Key Additions

Guidance Automation Toolkit ( Needs the GAX below to install )

Guidance Automation Extensions

Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack the feature pack extends the VC++ Libraries shipped with Visual Studio 2008 and also includes an implementation of TR1


Power Toys

Source Code Outliner

XSLT Profiler ( this is a must )

VSTO Power Tools

Power Commands

an on other useful bits

C# Keybindings poster

Visual Studio Database Edition Power Tools 

Visual Basic Power Pack 3.0

Fixes and Updates

Web Development HOTFIX rollup which fixes a raft of performance and usability issues , you will need to login to connect to get the patch


Currently there are some parts in Beta

Visual Studio Team System Management Model Designer Power Tool – February 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP)

Silverlight 2.0 Beta Addin for Visual Studio 2008

ASP.NET MVC Preview 2


External useful tools

SoSex Debugging extensions for .NET 2.0 : if you a looking for deep WinDbg extensions for visual studio


Key Tools

FxCop : Microsoft’s extensible code analysis tool


And Some in Alpha

LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

if you are having any problems installing VS2k8 look here


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