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On behalf of the Windows SDK team I am excited to announce the Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista™ and .NET Framework 3.0. 

The Web Install:

ISO Download:

What’s new and special in this release? The SDK Update contains updated compilers and documentation. 

The Update ships upgraded compilers from the Visual C++ team that enable developers to leverage a security-related feature in Windows Vista called ASLR.  The updated compilers are the same ones that recently shipped in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. In addition, there are documentation updates that weren’t available when the Windows SDK for Vista locked down. Shipping the Windows SDK for Vista Update has enabled us to provide high priority content updates such as these to developers who create Windows applications.

If you have our Windows SDK for Windows Vista release installed, you will need to uninstall it before installing the Update. This Update release is intended to replace the previously-released bits.

As always, please let us know what you think of the release.

Pat Litherland
Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation – Windows SDK Team