Microsoft Releases Bug-Fix Version of Visual Studio 2005

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2006-12-14 Print this article Print

In Service Pack 1 of its popular Visual Studio 2005 development platform, Microsoft fixes user-reported issues.

Microsoft has released to manufacturing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, which features fixes for user-reported issues.

Service Pack 1 of the development platform also includes more than 70 improvements for common development scenarios, including new processor support for code generation and profiling, as well as performance and scale improvements in Microsoft's TFS (Team Foundation Server).

Other improvements include TFS integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007, tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Mobile Edition, additional support for project file-based Web applications, Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support, and increased MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) class support for device developers. The improvements also enable ClickOnce deployment to work with devices.

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For developers using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista, Microsoft is working on an update to Visual Studio 2005 SP1 called the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista. This update builds on the improvements made in Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and delivers an improved user experience for developers using Vista, sources said. The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2007, after the consumer launch of Vista, which is slated for the end of January, sources said.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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