Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: All, Pro w/MSDN Premium, Professional, Professional w/MSDN , Team Suite, Team Test Load Agent, VB Express, Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, Visual C++ Express, Visual Web Developer Express

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Visual Studio 2008 02/19/2008 04/09/2013 04/10/2018


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 1 08/11/2008 04/10/2018
Original Release 02/19/2008 10/13/2009


Includes Visual C++ Express, Visual C# Express, VB Express, Visual Web Developer Express, and Visual Studio Team System editions


  • All
  • Pro w/MSDN Premium
  • Professional
  • Professional w/MSDN
  • Team Suite
  • Team Test Load Agent
  • VB Express
  • Visual Basic Express
  • Visual C# Express
  • Visual C++ Express
  • Visual Web Developer Express