Lots of new SP1’s released!


Now I understand why I haven’t heard much from our product groups lately – they have been cutting a lot of new code!  Three (3) service packs are available for you to download: 



Don’t be fooled by the name “Service Pack” this is not just a collection of bug fixes but includes significant new features as well.


Selected highlights in TFS SP1 include:



  • TFS support for SQL 2008

  • Improved source control features simplifying how to add file to source control

  • Office 2008 Ribbon for TFS 2008 / Excel integration

  • Significant performance improvements when dealing with large amounts of data in TFS

  • simplified e-Mail notification

Highlights in VS SP1:



  • improved WPF designers to take advantage of changes made to .NET 3.5 SP1

  • full support for SQL Server 2008

  • tooling for ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services in .NET 3.5

Highlights in .NET 3.5 SP1:



  • up to 45% performance increase for WPF based applications – without writing a single line of code!

  • WCF improvements to simplify accessing data and services

  • extensive support for SQL2008 features

For more information you may also want to check out Brian Harry’s blog