Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is a comprehensive set of tools that accelerates the process of turning the developerTs 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.TodayTs developers face the challenge of targeting a broad range of platforms and crafting applications that quickly deliver value to the business. Integrated designers and language features in Visual Studio allow developers to build the connected applications demanded by todayTs businesses while taking advantage of the .NET Framework 3.5 to reduce development time.FeatureProduct FeaturesSystem requirementsCompatible operating systemsWindows Vista¶© x86 & x64 – all editions except Starter EditionWindows¶© XP x86 & x64 with Service Pack 2 or later – all editions except Starter EditionWindows Server¶© 2003 x86 & x64 with Service Pack 1 or later all editionsWindows Server 2003 R2 x86 and x64 or later all editions Minimum hard disk space2200MB Minimum RAM128MB PlatformWin32 Mac compatibilityN Minimum system requirements5400 RPM hard drive1024 x 768 or higher-resolution displayDVD-ROM Drive LanguageLanguage versionEN Technical detailsMedia types supportedDVD Software typeBox.