Just in case anyone hasn't heard yet, we have released a beta of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. This was announced by Soma here.
There are many new things coming in this Service Pack that Soma goes into describing. They include:
- Various fixes to issues found by Microsoft and our Customers
- Support for the ADO.NET Entity Framework and SQL Server 2008
- Improved performance in Visual Studio
- Team System improvements
- Improved graphics features in .NET 3.5
- More .NET 3.5 controls
- Improved start-up performance for .NET 3.5
- .NET Framework Client Profile
- Dynamic Data
You can download the Beta from here.