Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In case you've been in a cellar (VS2008 SP1)


  Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1 have been released, you can download them from the links below as well as a the service pack prep utility.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1 download

Service Pack Preparation Utility

My installation on two machines went without a hitch. I completely uninstalled SQL server and Visual Studio , deleted the remaining directories and defragged before reinstalling. I installed in the following order on both machines.

  1. SQL Server 2008 Developer
  2. Visual Studio 2008
  3. Visual Studio 2008 SP1

SQL server will install the .Net 3.5 service pack. 

So far everything runs fine, one disappointment thought was the missing WPF controls promised during the beta. The Office ribbon bar is nowhere to be found but the new grid control is available separately on Codeplex  as part of the WPF Toolkit.

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