Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Coming tomorrow


Just announced (this was supposed to be announced next week, but...) that Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 will be available for download tomorrow (see below).

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 continues Microsoft’s investment in market leading development tools. Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing.  The issues addressed range in severity from places where the syntax coloring was incorrect to customer reported crashes in various scenarios. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center and Microsoft Connect. Overall, Service Pack 1 offers customers improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance for Visual Studio 2005.

Through further advancement and feedback, Service Pack 1 also provides over 70 improvements for common development scenarios including:

  • New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling
  • Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server
  • Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007
  • Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Additional support for project file based Web applications
  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support

The download link will be available after 9am Friday Pacific Time (so about lunchtime Saturday NZ time).  Keep tabs on this page for the download link.

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Comments (10)
  1. tzagotta says:

    This is great news, but it looks like improving the VS2005 experience in Vista has been deferred to an SP1 Update next year, if I understand correctly?  That’s too bad – as a lot of us are running VS2005 under Vista now with mixed results.

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  3. Bruce says:

    That’s too bad – as a lot of us are running VS2005 under Vista now with mixed results."

    According to the announcement the beta for Vista is out:

    "The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected to ship after the consumer availability of Windows Vista in Q1 of 2007 and is now available in beta."

    Is it?

    Have you tried it?

    I’m only on Vista at home.

  4. As reported on Darryl Burling’s Blog last night! I am anxiously awaiting the Vista update myself and

  5. Upset dude says:

    Seriously?! This thing breaks compiling the Boost and Qt libraries!

    /me expects a SP2 within a month…

  6. tzagotta says:

    If I am running Vista, would I apply SP1, and then the SP1 Update for Vista, or just the SP1 Update for Vista?

  7. anony.muos says:

    Please tell me, does SP1 include the hotfix released this week?

  8. In case you have become bored due to us not releasing anything since Saturday ( Visual Studio 2005 SP1

  9. gang zhou says:

    三则微软产品消息:Robotics Studio, VS 2005 SP1,和ASP.NET AJAX RC

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