Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PST the final version of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for download! MSDN subscribers can download the bits immediately with general availability on Thursday, March 10.

As described with the SP1 Beta post, in this release we have addressed some of the most requested features from customers of Visual Studio 2010 like better help support, IntelliTrace support for 64bit and SharePoint, and included Silverlight 4 Tools in the box. We also added unit testing support on .NET 3.5 and a new performance wizard for Silverlight, among other changes.

We concentrated heavily on fixing issues you reported, including the top voted issues from Connect. The full list of changes can be found in the Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server knowledge base articles. You can also find information about  SP1 compatibility, SP1 Readme, and general information about SP1 in the Visual Studio Dev Center.

Today we also announced the immediate availability of two new feature packs for MSDN Subscribers:

Since the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4, we have continued our momentum of focusing on improving the developer experience. Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback along the way.

I hope you enjoy these releases!