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)
Now that we're done, let me know if you click one of these offers and find it interesting :-)data-zone="RON" data-format="300x250"