I'm very pleased to announce that the wait is over.  Today the first official update for SourceSafe 2005 went live on the web.  Download away -- it's only 3.5MB.

To quickly bring new readers up to date: this update is a rollup of 64 VSS bug fixes.  We focused hard on customer pain points; almost 3/4 of these fixes came directly from people like you filing bugs on Connect and/or calling Customer Support.  The result is a variety of improvements to performance, stability, and reliability, plus a few long-time annoyances.  In addition, we focused on compatibility with VS 2008 and Vista.  I've gone into detail on those topics before so I won't repeat myself. 
VS2008
Vista part1 part2

On the other hand, if you've stayed up to date with our VSS releases and are currently running the CTP, there's still plenty here for you.

  • full support for all 6 languages (English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
  • no manual install step
  • 7 extra bug fixes, including some we thought were severe enough to push back this ship date twice :)