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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Is Imminent

The second beta of Visual Studio 2008 is slated to drop sometime this week, according to a blog.

Scott Guthrie, a general manager within the Microsoft Developer Division, mentioned in response to a reader post that "You'll see Beta2 ship later this week -- so only a few more days now."

Guthrie further confirmed that beta 2 is nearly feature complete. "We'll do some small features additions/changes based on new feedback on Beta2, but 99% of the features are all there," he wrote.

VS 2008, formerly code-named "Orcas", is scheduled to be officially launched Feb. 27, 2008, along with Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

The first beta came out April 19. VS 2008, a development environment for numerous Microsoft products including Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Office 2007 and SQL Server, includes as many as 200 new features.

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Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. Follow him on Twitter @VirtReviewKeith.

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