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  • Blog Post: What WinSDK files changed in VS2008 SP1?

    Wondering what changed in the WinSDK components that ship in Visual Studio between VS2008 RTM and VS2008 SP1? Chris Hubbard, an SDET on the Windows SDK team, has posted a list of new files in VS 2008 SP1 and also the files that have changed. See WinSDK in VS2008 SP1: what changed? For starters, only...
  • Blog Post: WinSDK bug: SDK Config Tool appears to work but fails

    This article applies to the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 , when used with Visual Studio 2008 (all versions). This post describes a problem with the GUI version of the Windows SDK Configuration Tool , which is used to set the version of Windows SDK headers, libraries and...
  • Blog Post: Migrating VS 2005 Packages to VS 2008

    If you like to read the MSDN Forums like I do, you’ve probably seen quite a few questions about how to migrate Visual Studio 2005 packages to Visual Studio 2008. You may have even run into a few quirks yourself. Most of the time you can just follow a few steps as James Lau outlined. Update build...
  • Blog Post: Workaround: Installing Windows SDK after VS2008 breaks WPF Intellisense

    UPDATE: the official Windows SDK Workaround to this issue has been posted on the Windows SDK Blog . Scenario: VS 2008 and Windows SDK customer Karl has used the XAML functionality in VS2008 for several weeks. He uses autocomplete extensively. Karl installed the Windows SDK for Server 2008 and discovered...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK Troubleshooting: my solution file won’t open

    There’s lots of great new technology around and if you recently upgraded to Visual Studio 2008 you may have noticed a problem. Even with Visual Studio 2008 installed, you may have found that some of your Visual Studio solution files (.sln) don't open when you double-click on them. Instead, nothing happens...
  • Blog Post: Released: Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 RC0

    The latest prerelease Windows SDK is available for download! This SDK release supports Windows Server 2008 RC0 and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 . The RC0 SDK is compatible with Visual Studio 2005 SP1; including Visual Studio Express Editions . The new SDK includes the Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 versions...
  • Blog Post: Shipped: Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

    A new prerelease version of the Windows SDK has shipped. This SDK coincides with the release of Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 Beta2 and Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 . If you want to be on the cutting edge of .NET Framework 3.5 development, the Windows SDK for Windows Server® 2008 and .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Orcas Beta 2: It’s out, what’s in?

    Big news around Developer Division today: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 is available to the public. So what’s in it? Find out directly from S. Somasegar (we all call him Soma), the VP here in Dev Div, and Scott Guthrie, our GM. These two know the latest and greatest and...
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