VS 2005 SP1 is now available !

Yes VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download. Here are some useful links I wanted to share.

VSTS patches download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&DisplayLang=en

Express patches download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b0b0339-613a-46e6-ab4d-080d4d4a8c4e&DisplayLang=en

TFS patches download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9ab638c-04d2-4aee-8ae8-9f00dd454ab8&DisplayLang=en

How to obtain VS 2005 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929697

Hotfixes in VS 2005 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918526

VS 2005 SP1 Release Notes

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928957

Heath’s blog with a ton of useful SP1 related information on install issues, install times, insights into how SP1 install works, etc

http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/tags/VS+2005+SP1/default.aspx

So as a device developer what should you expect ? Some big areas we touched upon were:

  • We Added Development Support for Windows Embedded 6.0 platform based devices
    Ability to develop using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
    Added 15 Device Side MFC Classes to MFC for Devices
    Fixed issues with eVC to VS 2005 Migration Wizard
    Updated to the latest Version of Device Side Native Compilers
    Included the latest versions of the  Windows CE Remote Tools

    and many other bug fixes both from our team as well as other teams we work with.

Thanks

Amit