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December 19, 2006

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2005 SP1

Posted by David Hunter at 10:34 PM ET.

Last week Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Visual Studio 2005 as Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie reports on his blog:

Visual Studio shipped the final release of VS 2005 SP1 yesterday. It is available for immediate download in all 10 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and both traditional and simplified Chinese). You can download and install it here.

This SP release is a pretty major service pack, and incorporates a lot of bug-fixes and feedback from customers. Included built-in with the service pack is support for VS 2005 Web Application Projects (which we also made available as a separate download back in May). It also contains a number of design-time performance optimizations and fixes across the product.

The service pack itself is a fairly large download (431Mb), and can take 30-90 minutes to update your Visual Studio 2005 installation depending on which versions of VS you have installed, and what features are enabled. So you should plan ahead and not expect it to be a few second operation (note: it is a good task to kick off before lunch or in the evening).

Yikes, now that’s a service pack! Scott has more tips when you follow the link. Also note that what is available for Vista is a beta SP1.

Filed under Microsoft, OS - Client, Tools, VS 2005, Windows Vista

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One Response to “Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2005 SP1”

  1. Full Visual Studio 2005 SP1 support released for Vista -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Last December when Visual Studio Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released the only Vista support was via a beta version which was merely usable with known incompatibilities. Today, that lack was remedied when Microsoft released the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Update for Windows Vista. Microsoft Developer Division corporate VP S. Soma Somasegar explains what’s new in a Q&A: With this update to Visual Studio, our goal was to ensure developers have the best possible experience on Windows Vista, and that the features developers are using in Visual Studio work as expected. We fixed a number of significant issues around debugging and profiling, and around creating ASP.NET applications for IIS on the developer machine. We also wanted to improve the feedback that Visual Studio gives to developers when an error occurs on Windows Vista. [...]

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