.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 download and troubleshooting links

As noted earlier today in this post on Soma's blog, the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 have been released and are now available for download.  Here is a collection of useful links to help you learn more about these service pack releases, download and install them, and troubleshoot installation issues that you might encounter.

SP1 introductory information

SP1 download links

Important notes - the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, the VS 2008 Express Edition SP1 packages and MSDN for VS 2008 SP1 are slipstream replacements for the original versions of the .NET Framework 3.5, VS 2008 Express Editions and MSDN for VS 2008.  This means you can directly download and install the SP1 packages without first installing the original versions.

However, the VS 2008 SP1 and Team Foundation Server SP1 packages are traditional service packs that require you to first install the original versions before you will be able to install the SP.

SP1 troubleshooting links

SP1 readme files

.NET Framework 3.5 client profile links

<update date="8/12/2008"> Added links to information about the .NET Framework 3.5 client profile </update>

<update date="8/12/2008"> Added link to download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language packs </update>

<update date="8/24/2008"> Added links to .NET Framework 3.5 client profile web download bootstrapper and deployment guide </update>

<update date="9/8/2008"> Updated incorrect link to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language packs </update>