Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has shipped

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has shipped

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As announced in Soma’s blog post, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 has been released to MSDN subscribers today and will release to the general public on Thursday, March 10th.

We have made a number of significant changes in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 from past releases we hope will make deployment smoother for both developers and administrators alike.

  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1 has a single setup application that will download only those updates you need, and will update all editions and languages of products in the Visual Studio 2010 family users have installed. For example, if you have installed Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone or even the same edition of Visual Studio 2010 in English and Japanese, all will be updated automatically.
  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1 will be available on Microsoft Update shortly after initial public availability, so many users will receive SP1 automatically and in the background – often overnight so it’s ready by the next morning.
  • A single offline installer that can be created from the web installer or an ISO that administrators can easily deploy across a network for a mix of different editions and languages.
  • Detection of products in the Visual Studio 2010 family at different servicing levels that will prevent some problems users have experience in the past when multiple editions of Visual Studio are installed.
  • The final release Visual Studio 2010 SP1 can be installed on top of the SP1 Beta release, enabling customers to try out pre-releases and provide feedback without having to uninstall the SP1 Beta later.

And while we hope you’ll notice a better development experience with SP1 installed, should you ever need to uninstall it we now provide a single method to do so. In Add/Remove Programs, you can select Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 and click uninstall, though there are a few extra steps to get back to RTM we will have documented in our read me when SP1 is available to the general public.

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  • Nice! Glad to see the installation experiencing is being improved. Just out of curiosity, is SP1 using burn for the bootstrapper / chainer?

  • @Jack, it is not. It uses the same installer as .NET 4.0 and our current .NET and Visual Studio patches.

  • Does this patch any TFS / Team Explorer components or is that on a different cycle?

  • Actually a more interesting question is does this mean we have any framework updates or c++ redist updates to be aware of  from a bootstrapping perspective for our applications that use vs2010.  I'm guessing the answer is yes.

  • @Christopher, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 does patch Team Foundation Client and other components for TFS in Visual Studio, but there is a separate TFS SP1 patch also available on Thursday.

    There are both .NET 4.0 and VC++ updates. The .NET 4.0 updates include support for portable assemblies. We'll have more information available on the changes on Thursday as well.

  • > Visual Studio 2010 SP1 will be available on Microsoft Update ... many users will receive SP1 automatically and in the background...

    It is a very useful improvement! Thank you from enterprise customers!

  • 1. Why isn't there a full .NET 4.0 SP1 being released along VS 2010 SP1?

    2. Is there a way to slipstream SP1?

    3. Will there be SP1-integrated ISO on MSDN, TechNet and DreamSpark?

  • I hope the Microsoft Update release is being put on hold given the incompatibility with the Windows 7 SDK that has already been discovered:

  • @David, .NET has their own release schedule. Only a GDR was needed for functional requirements with VS2010 SP1. We currently have no plans for slipstream of Visual Studio 2010 SP1, but you can chain both VS2010 RTM and SP1 together. I will have instructions on this in the enar future. We will continue to consider this for future releases.

  • @David Nelson, we have worked with the Windows SDK team on this issue and solution is underway.

  • Heath-

    Any chance you could slip WiX 3.5 into the VS 2010 SP1-A release? <wink/>


  • Heath,

    My installation of SP1 has failed twice (installer backed out the installation). I have rebooted the machine to be sure all was good, but to no dice. Are you good at reading the error log generated? Any pointers or help would be appreciated.

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

    Version 10.0.30319.1 RTMRel

    Microsoft .NET Framework

    Version 4.0.30319 RTMRel

    Installed Version: Premium

  • @Jared Roberts, yes I can look at the log. Please post it online and send me the URL via the Contact link in the blog.

  • Third time was a charm.  I was running it so I could send over the logs and it worked.  Figures, as soon as I ask for help and the guy comes over to look over my shoulder, I can't reproduce the error!

  • Heath, I have had no problem installing the Service Pack on our developer machines, but our Build Server has only 1.8GB free on the C: drive (and 20GB free on D:). I managed to install SP1 Beta with no problem, but am now stuck. I need to get the build server upgraded as we use the .NET 3.5 testing from a VS2010 solution feature. Is there any way to work around the disk space limitation?

    Cheers, Justin

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