Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is live!
The Beta release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is live and available for download! For users of Team Foundation Server, there are 2 downloads:
- Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta)
- Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (Beta)
The first download should be applied to machines with Visual Studio and/or Team Explorer. The second download is for the TFS server components (App Tier, Team Build, Proxy). You do not need to install the service pack on the Data Tier machine - installing from the App tier will also upgrade the Data Tier.
Of course, we hope your upgrade process to be smooth and trouble-free. However, if you run into any problems, you can report bugs through the Connect site. For general Q&A, you can post questions on the MSDN forums. Please note, if you're reporting a bug, the Connect site is your best option since those issues appear in our bug database automatically. You might not get as quick a turn-around if you post about bugs in the forums. Also, please remember to include details about your configuration when reporting any problems.
In addition to a bunch of bug fixes in the service pack, Brian Harry recently blogged about all the new features we've incorporated into SP1. You can read his description here.