Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1

I am sure by now you have heard that there is going to be a service pack for Visual Studio 2008, as history dictates a service pack for a Microsoft product includes hot-fixes and completion of work that did not make it into the original release, and this service pack is no different.

Do not get me wrong I am not against service packs, I quite like them, its like getting an enhancement of the product you like for free, and the service back for Visual Studio does have some nice enhancements.  These include;

Built in URL rewriting engine (although this is needed for the MVC framework but can be used by all)

Improvements the the Script Manager

Visual Studio HTML Designer and JScript Intellisense updates

Improved support for JScript frameworks like ;

  • JQuery
  • Prototype
  • Scriptaculous

Of cause I am not close to Microsoft so the source of all this information is taken from Scott Guthrie's blog, to read his detailed description of what is included in the new service pack (to be released this summer) please read his entry - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/05/12/visual-studio-2008-and-net-framework-3-5-service-pack-1-beta.aspx