What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 – Client and Data Features

Last night I spoke at East Bay.NET UG on some of the new features in Visual Studio Service Pack 1 focusing on client and data. I did a whirlwind tour of new SQL 2008 data types and Sync Services enhancements, ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services, WPF performance and data enhancements, Client Profile Deployment, VSTO Add-In Host Controls and Smart Tags, and VSTO deployment and end-user install troubleshooting improvements. There is just so much packed into SP1 that next month we’ll be doing a talk on all things web including ASP.NET Dynamic Data and MVC.

The talk went really well and it was a lot of fun. I’ve uploaded the presentation and demos onto Code Gallery here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/whatsnewvs2008sp1