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Following on the release last week of SQLServer 2008, we are proud to announce the release of Visual Studio/Visual Studio Team System 2008 SP1, Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. You can download them here. Bootstrappers are for online installs and iso is if you want to download the whole thing and install offline or share it with several people. The TFS download is an iso. I'm not sure about the .NET 3.5 one.
These updates bring some unbelievably good value. If you've been following my commentary, then you already know these are not our traditional service pack. In addition to new platform support (like support for the newly released SQLServer 2008) and the traditional roll up of hot fixes and other high priority bug fixes, these service packs are packed full of new value. I would have write I book to enumerate everything we have. At a very high level, the improvements include:
A few notes on this SP from a TFS perspective...
I really think you are going to love this service pack. It's very compatible with what you are already using and yet delivers a ton of new things to make your life better. As always, let me know about any issues or questions you have and I will find someone to help you if I can't.
If you have setup issues, a great first resource is Heath's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/tags/VS+2008+SP1/default.aspx. Here's a useful entry about collecting setup log information: http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=8967044