Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released

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The Visual C++ team is excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2005 SP1!!!  The Service pack launched on Friday December 15, 2006 and is available for download here: VS2005SP1   This SP addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. There are over 400 Visual C++ bugs that have been fixed with issues ranging in severity from minor syntax highlighting problems to customer reported crashes across various scenarios. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center and Microsoft Connect. Overall, Service Pack 1 offers customers improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance for Visual Studio 2005.


Service Pack 1 also provides over 70 improvements for common development scenarios including:

  • 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
  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support

For developers using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista, Microsoft is in current development on an update to Service Pack 1 called the ‘Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Vista Refresh Beta’. This update builds on the improvements made in SP1 and delivers a first class experience for developers wanting to take advantages of the new features in Windows Vista. The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected to ship after the consumer availability of Windows Vista in Q1 of 2007 and is now available in beta.

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  • The VC++ Team blog has all the details here . Thanks, Ayman

  • Can Vista users install SP1 now or do we have to wait until Q1?

  • I'm using VS2005 on Windows XP 64bit edition.

    Yesterday, I downloaded VS2005 SP1 (Korean) from Microsoft download area and tried to install it.

    Whenever executing the downloaded exe file, it shows an error message saying that it couldn't find a original source (I don't know the exact English message..)

    After spending 30 minutes, I found a way to install sp1 on XP64.

    Instead of double-clicking the downloaded exe file directly, extract msp files contained in the exe first. You can do this by using compress-managers, such as 7'zip app.

    Then, double click the extracted msp file. It worked on me.

  • Where I can find list of fixes?

  • Visual Studio 2005 SP1 that I downloaded from Microsoft Web site was not digitally signed. Did I get the right thing?

  • Is there a list fixes for SP1 somewhere? I reported a pretty nasty bug in the C++ code editor. It was marked as fixed in October, but it still occurs in SP1.

  • Did the compiler also got upgraded or just the VS IDE is fixed ?

  • I downloaded the service pack, but (unfortunately) it does not work. I tried to install it to XP SP2 (32 bit) and Win2k3 SP1 (32 bit) but it fails with error that windows installer did not configured properly.

  • The VS2005SP1 download page you provide says:

    "A comprehensive list of hotfixes requested by customers since the release of Visual Studio® 2005 and included in this Service Pack can be found by following the appropriate link under Related Resources on this page."

    Let's see Related resources:

    Related Resources

    Subscribe to MSDN and Stay Current with the Latest Updates

    Visual Studio .NET Developer Center

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    So, where can I find the list of hotfixes?

  • I'm also looking for a list of fixes.

    A search for visual studio 2005 fixlist did not yield any useful results :-(


  • Thanks for the posting the link to the fix list.

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    Is it "comprehensive list of bugs"? So, where is all those "over 400 Visual C++ bugs have been fixed"?

    BTW, I've wasted a lot of time in attempts to fix SP1 'debug operator new' behavior. Finally, I've found _CRTDBG_MAP_ALLOC_NEW macro.

    Make the documentation about changes accessible, please. It could be helpful to all users (not only to bug reporter/issue opener).

  • I cant install this SP1, i dont have enought hard drive space!!!!

  • Is it possible to create a slipstreamed VS2005 SP1 for installation on a new machine, like you can do with Windows OS service packs?

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