Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 now have public BETAs. The service pack of Visual Studio 2008 has really interesting stuff.
Other improvements include ASP.NET AJAX history management (browser back button support), ASP Classic server-side code intellisense fix, new desktop applications installation model called "Client-only Subset", ClickOnce improvements, various WPF improvements, and some new WPF and Windows Forms controls.
This post is not for repeating the announcements, instead referring to other related content:
- Just in case you have not read it already, here’s Scott Guthrie’s announcement with details of what the service pack has to offer:
- Official homepage:
- Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta Readme (I personally recommend it)
- Visual Web Developer Team Announcement (With more details of bug fixes included in the service pack)
- Must-have BETA warnings/problems
- Error installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 1
- The effect on ASP.NET MVC
- ADO.NET Data Services Framework Beta 1 is Live! (List of changes since last release)
- Clearing some confusion about Dynamic Data and VS SP1 Beta
- Notes from updating some Entity Framework apps to the SP1 Beta bits
- Notes from updating an Astoria project to the new SP1 Beta bits
- Introducing JScript Formatting in VS 2008 SP1
- Introducing the Third Major Release of Windows Presentation Foundation (Intro to WPF goods in SP1)