Monday, May 12, 2008 7:21 PM
Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 SP1 Beta available now
It was originally planned for last friday, but to hold back the pressure for the support team to enjoy Whitsun and Mother's Day, it was rescheduled to today.
The Service Pack 1 beta (remember its still the beta!) for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 is officially announced at Somasegar's Weblog
You can find the downloads over here:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Beta
For me the Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is an important release as just after Visual Studio 2008 going RTM I hit and filed a bug where it appeared that cached data in document customizations corrupted in scenarios working with protected documents. I worked out a script to repro this and the VSTO team worked real hard to get this out of the way. The fix is now available in this release:
||The data cache is corrupted when protected word customizations exist.|
This is fixed issue number four and the complete list of VSTO related fixes is available in this document:
Besides fixing VS it also requires you to make some code changes to get it all to work. I will get back on that in one of my next blog items.
The VS2008 SP1 beta release notes and a pointer to the document above are available in this document: