Released: Visual Studio Service Pack 1; .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1

Visual Studio Service Pack 1 and .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 are now available for download. A new feature for C# developers called squiggles provides better error messages while you are typing your code. There are several important LINQ performance enhancements, including one that could yield a 30% speed increase in some common scenarios. There are also thousands of other bug fixes.

A general description of these releases is available here. It describes Visual Studio and .NET 3.5 changes such as:

  • Improvements to the WPF designers, and core WPF performance.
  • SQL 2008 support
  • Entity Framework support.


A download page is available here, or you can just follow these links:

VS 2008 Service Pack 1:

VS 2008 Express Editions with Service Pack 1:

VS Team System 2008 Team Foundation SP 1:

.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1:

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