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Gill Cleeren     .net 3.5 | Visual Studio.net     August 11, 2008    

As promised last week with the release of SQL Server 2008, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on Monday August 11th.

At the time of writing, I can't find it on the MSDN site, but it is on the MSDN Subscriptions website, so it's just a matter of time before it appears publicly.
The Service Pack is about 800MB large, the updated MSDN Library about 2.2GB!

Update:  Here's the public download link.

Is the release of SP1 a big deal? Yes, it surely is.
Below is a list containing a few of the new/improved features:

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
  • ASP.NET AJAX Back/Forward Button History Support
  • Visual Studio Support for Classic ASP Intellisense and Debugging
  • ASP.NET Routing Engine (System.Web.Routing)
  • Visual Web Developer Express Edition support for Class Library and Web Application Projects
  • New .NET Framework Setup Bootstrapper for Client Applications
  • New Windows Forms Controls like the vector shape, Printing, and the DataRepeater
  • WPF Performance Improvements (handy for my current WPF project that contains High Definition video!!)
  • VS 2008 for WPF Improvements
  • SQL 2008 Support
  • ADO.NET Entity Framework and Linq to Entities
  • ADO.NET Data Services
  • Several improvements to C# as well as Visual Basic
  • Many improvements on Team Foundation Server

More information here.

All the links you need:

  Posted on: Monday, August 11, 2008 6:35:59 PM (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)   |   Comments [0]
         
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