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:

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