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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