Microsoft distributes fixes in service packs. Service packs keep a product current. They include hotfixes and software updates. Service packs may also include system administration tools, drivers, and additional components. These updates and components are conveniently bundled for easy downloading.
Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest one.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
Release date: 14 December 2006
How to obtain the service pack
To obtain Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1), visit the following Microsoft Web site: