Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 and .Net 3.5 SP 1 Released

Aug 11, 2008
by:   Tim Stanley

Microsoft announced August 11 availability of the following new downloads.

Silverlight developers should also update the Silverlight Tools.

VS 2008 includes the following technologies:

  • Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2 and Tools
  • MVC Preview Release #3
  • ASP.NET Extensions / Dynamic Data Preview
  • VC 2008 Feature Pack
  • VB PowerPack Controls
  • Expression Studio 2
  • SQL Server 2008
  • .Net Framework 3.5 SDK
  • XSLT Profiler
  • VISTA 2.0 SDK
  • Visual Studio 2008 SDK

.Net 3.5 SP 1 includes the following features and improvements

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
  • Core CLR improvements of images, strong name verification, better startup performance and better generated code
  • WPF performance improvements
  • The Entity Framework
  • LING to SQL support for date and file stream
  • ADO.NET Data Services Framework
  • WCF improvements

Update: The VS 2008 SP 1 installation package installs .Net Framework 3.5 SP 1.

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