Microsoft has released the much awaited Service Pack 1 RTM version of Visual Studio 2010 to public.
Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 is now ready for download. Service Pack 1 comes with a "go live" license which means you can start using the product for production related work.
Service Pack 1 (SP1) focuses on improving the developer experience by addressing some of the most requested features like better help support, IntelliTrace support for 64bit and SharePoint, and including Silverlight 4 Tools in the box.
Some of the additional highlights are:
Help Viewer - The new local Help Viewer is a simple client application that re-introduces key productivity features including a fully-expandable table of contents and a keyword index.
Better platform support - Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (with a few updates to RIA Services) is now included in the box along with Silverlight 3 support. Other changes include some additional Win7-specific MFC APIs to support use of Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Windows Animation Technologies.
You can download it using following link:
Download Link (Online Installer) (667 KB)
This installer is for all editions of Visual Studio 2010 (Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate). It requires an Internet connection during installation.
For users who wish to distribute physical media of the service pack or who may not have consistent internet connectivity, an ISO image of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 can be downloaded using following link:
Download Link (ISO) (1.48 GB)
Thanks to our reader "NZero" for the news...