VS 2005 SP1 is now available !

Yes VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download. Here are some useful links I wanted to share. VSTS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&DisplayLang=en Express patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b0b0339-613a-46e6-ab4d-080d4d4a8c4e&DisplayLang=en TFS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9ab638c-04d2-4aee-8ae8-9f00dd454ab8&DisplayLang=en How to obtain VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929697 Hotfixes in VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918526 VS 2005 SP1 Release Notes http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928957 Heath’s blog with a ton of…

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What versions of .NETCF will VS "Orcas Support" ?

In the previous ship cycle, one feedback we got from our developer community was that  we didn’t share early on what runtimes and platforms the development tool will support.  So for VS “Orcas” release, I would like to share where we are heading in terms on enabling support for various runtime versions and platforms.  This…

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Long time no Post…

I just realised it has been a long time since I posted to our team blog. The last few weeks had been very hectic. I did a trip to India for a few weeks and did some presentations at TechED 2005 in Hyderabad and Delhi and met with some of the device developer in India….


FAQ:Remote Spy Error

If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service does not exisit as an installed service. There is a bug in Beta 2 that prevents Remote Spy from working. No workaround at this point. Thanks Amit


FAQ:Where are the setup logs stored ?

If you have run into any setup failure, the first thing you should do is save the logs. The Logs for Visual Studio 2005 are stored in the following place. In addition to this, if the Device Emulator setup failed or you are getting that Virtual Machine Network Driver is not installed then you aslo…


FAQ:I just install Beta 2 (after un-installing the previous version) …

And I get one of these these errors: “The system cannot find the path specified.” or “Cannot connect to device 0x80070003” or The Smart Device Smartphone Package ({CC199C95-8D28-4A1D-B4BC-760E4E4CEE5B}) did not load because of previous errors. For assistance, contact the package vendor. To attempt to load this package again, type ‘devenv /resetskippkgs’ at the command prompt.The…


FAQ: Where are the remote tools ?

Beta 2 of Visual Studio does include the Remote Tools though they don’t show up in the Visual Studio IDE. To get to them go to Start->All Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio Beta 2->Visual Studio Remote Tools and all the Tools are listed there. You can also add them to the Tools Menu in Visual Studio. This…

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