As announced over on the VS ecosystem blog, the V4 version of the Visual Studio SDK has just released.
You can download it here: Microsoft Download Center
For me, the highlight of its features, apart from DSL tools enhancements or course, is a Package Load Analyzer that helps you track down errors when something goes wrong loading your package. That's going to save so many folks such a lot of time - nice one SDK folks.
From a DSL Tools point of view this update is a bug fix release. Here's the broad list of things we've addressed:
This release is intended to be backwards compatible with our V1.0 release. In other words, if you install a designer built using the update release on a machine containing designers built with V1.0 they should still continue to work fine. The V1.0 designers however may not gain the benefit of all the bug fixes in the update as some of them require the code to be regenerated from updated templates to get the benefit of the update.
Being an RTM release, these new pieces are fully redistributable.
The DSL tools team hopes you enjoy this release which will be the final one for the Visual Studio 2005 codebase. Our next release will be based on a prerelease version of Visual Studio Orcas.