Released – SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1, SQL Server 2008 RTM, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, .NET Framework v3.5 SP1

Yes, all of them are released on August 11, 2008. 

SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1:

What is new in this Service Pack? – Click here and here

Where to download?

SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 for Desktops (32-bit and 64-bit)

SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 for Devices (all platforms & processors)

Server Tools (32-bit and 64-bit) (See Also: this)

Documentation, Books Online

Visual Studio 2008 SP1

What is new in this Service Pack? – Click here

Where to download? – Click here


.NET Framework v3.5 SP1 – Download it here

SQL Server 2008 RTM – Click here

The good thing is with VS 2008 SP1, you will get “SQL Server Compact SP1 for Desktop (32-bit)”, and of course updated “SQL Server Compact SP1 Design Tools”.

We received a huge feedback from you on VS 2005 SP1 that we should limit the Service Pack Size.  With that feedback, we felt it is a reasonable to ask customers to download “SQL Server Compact v3. SP1 for Devices” explicitly than including it with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 there by bloating VS 2008 SP1 size.  We also made a decision to not include “SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 for Desktops (64-bit)” so as to make sure we do not trouble all VS 2008 SP1 customers.

What about Platform Builder Updates?

Platform Builder 5.0 and 6.0 Updates for SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 are also released to Platform Builder team and they should be available in the next Platform Builder 5.0 and 6.0 Update.  I will update this blog post with the download URL soon after they are available. 

Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2008)Download it here

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (July 2008) – Download it here



Laxmi Narsimha Rao Oruganti

Comments (1)

  1. Thomas Danecker says:

    I’ve got a lot of customers still running Windows 2000 and I’d love to be able to use SQL Server 2008 Compact Edition in my applications. Is there any chance to be able to deploy the Compact Edition on Windows 2000?

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