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September 26, 2006

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2005 SP1 beta, reveals Vista tooling plan

Posted by David Hunter at 11:08 AM ET.

Microsoft Corporate VP S. “Soma” Somasegar has the news at his weblog:

Today, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the beta of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.

Based on your feedback, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer reports, MSDN Product Feedback Center and internal testing. I know that this Service Pack is a little late in coming. While I regret that it took longer, we wanted to be as thorough as possible about taking your feedback and decided to take the extra time. You can find a technical description of some of the fixes included in this service pack and download the beta by registering on the Microsoft Connect Site. We’ll have the complete list of fixes posted when the service pack releases. Pending feedback from you on this beta, our plan is to ship the final version in the next 3-4 months.

Also of interest was what was revealed about tool support on Vista. Hit the link for all the details but the net is:

I’d laugh about the last item except that whenever I need to whip up a quick client (as opposed to Web) application, I invariably reach for VB6.

Filed under .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, Beta and CTP, Executives, Microsoft, OS - Client, S. Soma Somasegar, Technologies, Tools, VS 2003, VS 2005, Visual Basic, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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