Visual Studio 2005 SP1 has been released, this is needed if you are using Visual Studio for CE 6.0 o/s development and application development - of course you should install SP1 if you are using Visual Studio for regular desktop application development.

Heath Stewart has useful information about installing the SP1 update for VS 2005 - if you've installed the Beta drop you should remove this before installing the SP1 bits.

Here's a quick list of updates:


  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support
  • New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling
  • Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server
  • Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007
  • Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Additional support for project file based Web applications
  • Note that there are two additional updates in the works that you should be aware of, the first is for developers using Vista known as "Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Vista Refresh Beta", the second update is a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Service Pack - dates are not available for these updates, I will post more information on these updates as it becomes available.

    - Mike