Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 available for download. This service pack beta release addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance. Feedback received during this beta release will be used to deliver a final release of the service pack.

When you download file with installation wizzard your system checked on existing software, here my list of programs for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Package:

  1. Service Pack 1 Package
  2. Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Object Model - ENU
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional - ENU
  4. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools
  5. WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1
  6. Microsoft SQL Server Data-tier Application Framework 1.1
  7. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project
  8. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service
  9. Microsoft F# Redist 2.0
  10. VSTO 4.0 Runtime x86
  11. Visual Studio Tools for Office
  12. Help Setup
  13. Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools
  14. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Runtime - 10.0.31118
  15. NDP40-KB2162169.exe

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta which was released to MSDN subscribers on Dec 07 is now available to public. This beta comes with a go live license which means, you can start using this product for production related work, but be careful as it is still in beta,  so backup stuff before continuing to install SP1 .

Also remember that VS2010 SP1 Beta and the .NET Framework 4 KB2162169 Beta are licensed for use through June 30, 2011 at which point you’ll need to upgrade to the final release to continue using the product.

Also Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack1 Beta update includes following features:

      Better platform support
      Unit Testing on .NET 3.5
      IntelliTrace F5 for 64 bit and SharePoint project
      Performance Wizard for Silverlight
      VB Compiler runtime switch.

What's New in Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta includes the following improvements in diagnostics:

The debugger now supports IIS Express,  IntelliTrace now supports 64-bit debugging, IntelliTrace now supports Workflow and projects that use Web Parts controls. By default, IntelliTrace no longer saves IntelliTrace log files (.iTrace files) after you close Visual Studio. You can change the default behavior to enable IntelliTrace to save all log files, or you can manually save IntelliTrace log files, as described in the following procedures.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack1 Beta

To change the default IntelliTrace log file behavior

On the Tools menu, click Options.

In the list of option categories, expand the IntelliTrace node and click Advanced.

Perform one of the following tasks:

If you want to save all IntelliTrace log files (.iTrace files), select Store IntelliTrace recordings in this directory and then specify the path to the folder in which you want the files to be saved. If you want .iTrace files to be deleted when you close Visual Studio unless you manually save them, clear Store IntelliTrace recordings in this directory. Click OK to save your changes.

Additional Good Stuff
Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 plus RIA Services is now included in the box along with Silverlight 3 support.
Unit Testing on .NET 3.5 – Today all unit tests are run under .NET 4. While acceptable for most users because of the compatibility done in .NET 4, this caused problems for some of you with .NET 3.5-specific dependencies.
IntelliTrace F5 for 64 bit and SharePoint projects – This is awesome for me as I needed IntelliTrace on x64 literally yesterday.
Performance Wizard for Silverlight – Now you can use the profiling tools on Silverlight apps as well.
VB Compiler runtime switch – This switch will enable Visual Basic developers to target their apps and libraries at platforms where the full VB Runtime hasn’t traditionally been available. Should be a win for VB on phone, XNA, etc.

Some Choice Bug Fixes (my choice)

The XAML editor respects control visibility
Offline Helper View with Index (is back)
IntelliTrace with F5 on Sharepoint Projects
More C++ MFC support for Windows 7 shiny things
Silverlight startup performance improvements 


MFC Additions for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

What is new in SP 1 beta

XOP Intrinsics Added for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

FMA4 Intrinsics Added for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

LWP Intrinsics Added for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Verifying Code by Using Unit Tests The most important links:
.NET Framework 4 Update Beta – otherwise know as .NET Framework 4 KB2162169 – BETA
VS 2010 SP1 Beta (Includes the .NET Framework 4 update)
TFS 2010 SP1 Beta (Includes the .NET Framework 4 update)
IIS 7.5 Express Beta 3 (via WebPI or direct)
More Details
PDC10: Building a Blog with Microsoft "Unnamed Package of Web Love" Introducing NuGet Package Management for .NET - Another piece of the Web Stack
Simple Code First with Entity Framework 4 - Magic Unicorn Feature CTP 4
"Razor" Page Syntax
SQL 4 Compact Edition Summary

I like updates in software because that means that your program is more reliable and more featurable. You can always rollback this changes or remove service pack if you want, but it is better to have up-to-date software all the time. The SP1 Beta comes with few bug fixes and also provides new features. Don't forget to shutting down or closing you current Visual Studio 2010 projects when installation begins.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack1 Beta

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