Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta Now Available


VS 2005 SP1 Beta is now available for our device customers. This is a significant release for Visual Studio for Devices team and is more of a full-fledged release rather than a service pack. Below are the highlights for device development customers.



  • Support for newer devices and platforms.


    • Application development experience targeting WinCE 6.0 devices.

    • Application development experience targeting Windows Mobile 5.x devices. Complete experience in RTM release.

  • Native Development


    • Whole lot of functionality to native MFC libraries. Removed many blockers that were inhibiting smooth migration experience from eVC++ to VS2005.

    • Improved and updated Native device development documentation.

  • Others


    • Data application development targeting SQL Server Everywhere. Full functionality will be available in the RTM version of service pack.

    • Support NET V2 SP1 release

    • New Win CE compilers release

    • New and improved remote tools.

    • Faster device emulator.

To download the service pack please register on the Microsoft Connect website and provide us with your feedback and help us make this product better.


Manav Gaur | Program Manager – Visual Studio for Devices


Comments (3)

  1. Yeah!! We’ve done it. VS 2005 SP1 is RTM. There are significant improvements for Smart Device development.

  2. Acabou de ser disponibilizada a versão final do Service Pack 1 para o Visual Studio 2005, que corrige