Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (RTM) is now available [UPDATE]
August 11th, 20084
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (RTM) is now available [UPDATE]
August 11th, 20084

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.):

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

By: 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, write at Simple Talk, SQLPerformance, and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a husband, a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, 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.
    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 đŸ™‚
    Thanks for the link

  4. jchang says:

    for any who has multiple dev systems, follow the link for the entire 831MB iso