Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is a comprehensive set of tools that accelerates the process of turning the 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.
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.
Qualified Educational Users:
Administrative Officers and Boards of Education of Educational Institutions;
Full and Part Time Faculty and Staff of Educational Institutions;
Full and Part Time Matriculated Students of Education Institutions;
Not Qualified User Include:
Hospitals that are not wholly owned and operated by an Educational Institution;
Laboratories that are not wholly owned and operated by an Educational Institution;
Parents of Higher Education or K-12 Students.