Lai Hoong Fai: We will be releasing the beta of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework SP1. Each of these releases contains a significant amount of new functionality and bug fixes for developers which will further enhance their experiences with our products. However, this bulletin is focused on new functionality specifically in .NET Framework SP1 and Visual Studio SP1 for Client development.
The .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta delivers more controls, a streamlined setup, improved start-up performance, and powerful new graphics features for WPF development. This release includes numerous bug fixes and the following feature areas:
- New and improved graphics capabilities for both 2D and 3D
- New controls and extensibility
- Performance improvements for startup and runtime, as well as streamlined setup
- Interop with HTML (DOM) as well as DirectX
As part of the streamlined setup we are introducing a new .NET Framework 3.5 Client Profile which is a perfect subset of the .NET Framework 3.5 targeted exclusively at client applications and clients scenarios. The Client Profile will work with ClickOnce application deployments.
More info: MSDN Blogs | VS2008 SP1 Beta Forum
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