Congratulations to Microsoft and the Visual Studio team for releasing the final version earlier than expected.
Visual Studio 2008 includes the 3.5 .NET Framework, C# 3.0 and VB.NET 9.0.
Visual Studio 2008 also supports “multi-targeting“, which means that you can target your project to a specific version of .NET Framework (2.0, 3.0 and 3.5).
Therefore it does not have to co-exist with Visual Studio 2005.
Although at this early point I am wondering if some popular components, like “DevExpress“, work out-of-the-box or have compatibility issues with Visual Studio 2008.