Visual Studio 2008 Support to End April 10, 2018
Microsoft has announced that support for its Visual Studio 2008 integrated development environment (IDE) will officially end April 10, 2018. After that time, the company will no longer issue updates or security patches for the IDE. "Though your Visual Studio 2008 applications will continue to work, we encourage you to port, migrate, and upgrade your Visual Studio projects over the next year to ensure you continue to receive support," said Microsoft's Deniz Duncan, a program manager for Visual Studio.
Developers are encouraged to upgrade to Visual Studio 2017 before the end-of-support date.