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As noted earlier today in this post on Soma's blog, the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 have been released and are now available for download. Here is a collection of useful links to help you learn more about these service pack releases, download and install them, and troubleshoot installation issues that you might encounter.
SP1 introductory information
SP1 download links
Important notes - the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, the VS 2008 Express Edition SP1 packages and MSDN for VS 2008 SP1 are slipstream replacements for the original versions of the .NET Framework 3.5, VS 2008 Express Editions and MSDN for VS 2008. This means you can directly download and install the SP1 packages without first installing the original versions.
However, the VS 2008 SP1 and Team Foundation Server SP1 packages are traditional service packs that require you to first install the original versions before you will be able to install the SP.
SP1 troubleshooting links
SP1 readme files
.NET Framework 3.5 client profile links
<update date="8/12/2008"> Added links to information about the .NET Framework 3.5 client profile </update>
<update date="8/12/2008"> Added link to download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language packs </update>
<update date="8/24/2008"> Added links to .NET Framework 3.5 client profile web download bootstrapper and deployment guide </update>
<update date="9/8/2008"> Updated incorrect link to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 language packs </update>
Any word on slipstreaming SP1 into an install location?
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Kui vähem kui nädal tagasi nägi ametlikult ilmavalgus SQL Server 2008, siis nüüd on järg .Net Framework 3.5 ja Visual Studio 2008 esimese SP käes. Mõlemaga SP-ga tuleb kaasa palju uut ja huvitavat. Lisaks sellele said esimese serviispaki omale ...
I've been enjoying my time in South Padre but tonight I noticed a couple things about the newly RTM'd .NET 3.5 SP1 release....
Hi DuncanSmart - I discussed this slipstreaming scenario with Heath Stewart and he indicated that he is working on a post for his blog about this. He suggested keeping an eye on his VS 2008 SP1 blog category at http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/tags/VS+2008+SP1/default.aspx for updates.
One note here - the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, VS 2008 SP1 Express Editions and MSDN for VS 2008 SP1 are already slipstream releases. You don't need any additional steps to create slipstream install locations for these products.