VS 2008 SP1

has released. w00t!

For the XML Tools team this is an especially big release since SP1 is the vehicle in which two of our big investments went out for the first time. Congratulations to the feature teams involved in getting these out to customers.

XML Schema Explorer which adds to the already rich set of XML Tools such as XML Editor and XSLT Debugger that we ship in VS.


ADO.Net Entity Designer which is a first class designer to help customers adopt and work with the new ADO.Net Entity Framework shipped in .Net FX 3.5 SP1 for the first time.


Both of these tools are incredibly cool (since they are WPF based) and provide a good sense of the direction all our tool offerings will be taking in future versions of VS. Please provide all your suggestions and comments through this MSDN Forum.