After countless hours, the Developer Division has just released Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1!!!
Although I left the deployment team back in November, I've been working on the Service Pack as a member of the VS Ecosystem team. We are delivering an updated Visual Studio Isolated Shell and a patch for the Visual Studio Integrated Shell. We will also deliver an SDK targeting the Service Pack in the near future.
The main Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack will target the Visual Studio Integrated Shell. We will also have a smaller Visual Studio Integrated Shell patch that will be available in the Visual Studio Integrated Shell SP1 redist.
The links for the Service Packs are available here:
If you have Visual Studio 2008 installed, please install the Service Pack. It'll definately make your development experience even better!