Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (RTM) is now available [UPDATE]

Now that you can get Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM, you probably want to rush out and install it.  I would hold off on that until you read Bob Ward's blog entry, which explains the situation, and should help clear up some confusion on whether you need to install anything:

SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 explained….

For those that are really in a hurry, you can get the core download here (this is the base installer which will download the files you need at runtime, based on operating system, edition, etc.):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E

And as Joe points out, if you want the whole download (800+ MB), you can get that here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=27673C47-B3B5-4C67-BD99-84E525B5CE61

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, speak frequently at conferences, and write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips. In real life I am a father of two, an architect at Wayfair, and my pronouns are he/him.

4 Responses

  1. ramesh says:

    i want 2Visual Studio 2008 service pack 1

  2. Patrick Smacchia says:

    Here is a complete list of .NET Fx 3.5 SP1 changes compare to .NET Fx 3.5.
    http://codebetter.com/blogs/patricksmacchia/archive/2008/08/13/net-3-5-sp1-changes-overview.aspx
    1.393 new public methods,
    79 new public types,
    6.384 methods where code was changed

  3. Denis Gobo says:

    Finally, I almost wore out my F5 key by hitting it since 9AM this morning 🙂
    Thanks for the link

  4. jchang says:

    for any who has multiple dev systems, follow the link for the entire 831MB iso
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=27673C47-B3B5-4C67-BD99-84E525B5CE61&displaylang=en