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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author

Now that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework v3.5 have shipped, you may have noticed that Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 2.0 and Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 3.0 also shipped at the same time.

Both are automatically installed with .NET Framework v3.5, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 they are available as a standalone update.

Daniel Moth has an excellent post that describes what is actually in the service packs. Here is the list for Fx v2.0 SP1:

  1. Bug fixes
  2. Performance improvements.
  3. Some new public APIs:
  4. Internal changes:

The list of fixes for Fx v3.0 SP1 is also available in this KB article.

Daniel has points out an important caution that I felt was important enough to repeat:

If you use VS2008 to target Fx v2.0, you are really targeting Fx v2.0 SP1.

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:38 PM .NET (General) | Back to top

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