Getting Help from Microsoft Support (Visual Studio)

Use the following Web pages and other information to contact Microsoft for technical support.

Product Name

Visual Studio 2008

OEM distributed

If the product came installed with a new computer or device, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Contact the manufacturer directly for support.

Support Information Online

Microsoft Help and Support

In Canada, see Microsoft Help and Support, Canada

TTY Users

Microsoft text telephone (TTY/TDD) services are available at (425) 635-4948 in Washington state or (800) 892-5234 in the United States and Canada.


The support terms listed here are available in the United States and Canada only. Support outside the United States and Canada may vary. For a list of regional contacts, see International Support.


Microsoft support services are subject to then-current prices, terms, and conditions. Prices, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Professional Support Options

Advanced support for experts and businesses. In the United States, for information about pay-per-incident assistance and about telephone assistance that is provided by experts who are trained to help business professionals, see Professional Support Options and Phone Numbers. To purchase support incidents in advance, call Professional Support Sales at (800) 936-3500. In Canada, professional support is available by calling (800) 805-4440. In the United States and Canada, telephone assistance is available from 6:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

In the United States, submit your incident on the Web at Professional Support Options.

Get additional information about support offerings in the United States, as follows.

In the United States, submit your incident by telephone, as follows.




(800) 936-5800

IT Professionals

(800) 936-4900

Partners (resellers/consultants)

(888) 456-5570

Microsoft Certified Partners

(888) 677-9444

Original Equipment Manufacturers

(800) 936-2197

System Builders

(888) 456-5570

Premier Support

For larger organizations that require managed support directly from Microsoft, contracts are available through various Premier Support and Alliance Support offerings. For more information, see Contact Us.

For the most recent listing of country and regional contact information, see International Support. If there is no Microsoft subsidiary office in your country or region, contact the establishment from which you obtained the Microsoft product.