Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes and a list of fixed issues

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Summary

This article lists known issues with the setup and removal of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Additionally, this article discusses the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 features.

The changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for Express editions are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
950264 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions

More information

Products to which Visual Studio 2008 SP1 applies

  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • The Microsoft Windows SDK
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition

How to obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1

To obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122094
This package installs the service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard, Professional, and Team Editions.

For more information about the download location for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950264 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions

Changed features and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

For more information about the changed features and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950263 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
951845 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Team Editions
950264 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions
951847 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework 3.5

Supported languages and operating systems

Supported languages

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 provides updates for the following versions of Visual Studio 2008:
  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista or Windows Vista SP1
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later version of Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or a later version of Windows Server 2003

    Note If you must have support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP), you must have Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed.

Installation requirements

  • A licensed copy of one of the supported Visual Studio 2008 products must be installed on the destination computer.
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version of Windows Installer must be installed on the destination computer. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa372866.aspx
  • We recommend 512 MB or more RAM.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 support

Formal support is available through Microsoft Support Web site. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com
Beta support is available through Microsoft Connect. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://connect.microsoft.com/
Informal community support is available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) forums. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/category/visualstudio/

Administrator deployment of Visual Studio 2008 SP1

See the Readme document for more information.

Installation/removal issues for all platforms

See the Readme document for more information.

Known issues with the service pack

See the Readme document for more information.

References

For more information about this service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119522
For more information about Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950264 List of changes and fixed issues in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 for Express Editions

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Article ID: 945140 - Last Review: March 20, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
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