Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta Released

The Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a “go live” license which means you can start using the product for production related work (see the license agreement with the product for more details).

Download Service Pack 1 Beta (MSDN Subscribers only)

The link for Thursday’s general availability download is here.

Since the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 earlier this year and our subsequent Feature Packs, we have been concentrating on your feedback and worked hard on the issues you reported through Connect and our survey. You will find a recent blog entry about the results from our recent survey and called out some of the latest improvements the team has delivered.

Service Pack 1 (SP1) continues that momentum of focusing 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.  For additional information about these improvements, check out Jeff Braaten’s post here.