MS has released VS2008 and .Net 3.5 as Beta.
The downloads can be made from :
The VPC can be downloaded at : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx
downloads directly from : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx
From SomaSegars Blog :
The road to Beta 2 has been an exciting one for me and my team. With our focus on delivering frequent CTP’s, we really opened the door for real time feedback from the developer community, and drove the development of this product based on that feedback. With Beta 2 we are feature complete, so now is the time to have your first look if you haven’t seen Visual Studio 2008 yet, or evolve your experience if you have been using our Beta 1 or previous CTP’s. To add to this, we are also releasing a Go Live license for Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Framework 3.5, and Silverlight 1.0 to make it easier for you to start developing in our next generation of tools.
Developers can now use VS2008 and Silverlight 1.0 to build rich interactive applications for the web. With Silverlight 1.0 RC we will also be releasing a CTP for the Silverlight Add-In for Visual Studio 2008. With this add-in, developers can start building Silverlight 1.0 applications from within the Visual Studio 2008 environment and work with their designer counterparts using Expression Blend v2 preview. We expect to deliver the final version of this add-in soon after the final version of Visual Studio 2008.