Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available

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The Visual C++ team is excited to announce that the VS2005 Service Pack (SP1) Beta is now available to customers!  This Service Pack includes over 2,000 bug fixes, as well as Hotfixes and General Distribution Release Updates (GDRs).  As for Visual C++, you will find over 400 bug fixes, the largest number of any of the product teams. 


Should you choose to download and participate in the Beta, you will find that Release notes are included.  These notes provide some details on the fixes in the Service Pack as well as other important information.  When we release the full Product version, Knowledge Base articles and a complete list of Bug fixes will be included.  Here are some additional details:

  • The fixes in this service pack address many issues received from customers via the Product Feedback Center, which was introduced first in the Visual Studio 2005 product cycle.  We are also including any fixes addressing security issues categorized as MSRC Critical, Important or Moderate, fixes for product reliability and stability issues, and the crashes most frequently reported via Watson.
  • Beta will include VS2005 SP1 and Express in English and Japanese only
  • Customers may sign up and download the Beta by accessing  the Microsoft Connect site at 
  • The announcement from our Division Vice President about this release can be found at

We look forward to receiving your comments and feedback on this significant release.  


Thanks, the Visual C++ Team

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  • The VC++ Team blog has all the details at
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  • Its fine to see that beta is available, but it would be better if you can announce some of the major fixes in VC in those 400(atleast top 10) here.
  • You can find a list of the fixes at
  • Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 will focus on addressing product issues reported during the first few months the product is in the market. The types of fixes you can expect to find i

  • With the VS 2003 Service Pack 1 released and the VS 2005 Service Pack 1 release imminent, it’s a good

  • I appreciate all of the participation on this topic. Your comments are very helpful to the VC++ team

  • I installed the Service Pack but now I have a big problem! If I compile my application using the patched VS and VC++ 2005, then I install my application into a PC where I installed the previous version of the run-time libraries (vcredist_x86 of not-patched VC++) the application DOESN'T RUN!

    I have to uninstall the old vcredist_x86 package and install the new one. Why did you create this breaking with the previous version of VC++?

    Do you plan to solve this problem with the final release????

  • Great news!  It looks like this issue still exists in the final release of the service pack!   Oh wait, that isn't great news.

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