Visual Studio 2008 SDK is now online. The latest version can be downloaded here.
Some of the new/updated features:
· Significant reduction in size for
Visual Studio Shell redistributable packages. The Visual Studio Shell Isolated
and Visual Studio Shell Integrated redistributables are now approximately 150
megabytes smaller. The redistributables no longer carry the full .NET Framework
3.5 payload. However, they contain a bootstrapper that automatically downloads
the .NET Framework 3.5 runtime if it is not installed on the target computer.
· Support for progress feedback in a
chained installation. The Visual Studio Shell Isolated and Visual Studio Shell
Integrated redistributables can now pass installation progress back to the
chaining process. This lets developers display accurate progress in their setup
· Visual Studio Shell development now
supports normal user. Developing and deploying a Visual Studio Shell
application no longer requires the developer to be an administrator on a
Windows XP computer or to have elevated privileges on a Windows Vista computer.
· The SQL Server team has provided a
new XML Tree Editor sample.
· Addition documentation about the
shell has been added.
VS2008 SP1 Beta is required for this one – download it here.