Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Beta now available

Visual CPP Team

We are very excited to announce that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is now available for download. We encourage you to go ahead and try out this release. Please remember that this is a beta so some caution is advised. The goal of this beta is to gather feedback from the community. Please use the connect site to report any issues or improvements.


The Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack  has been rolled into this Service Pack Beta release. In addition, there are also a number of bug fixes from Visual Studio 2008 RTM that are included in this update. Some of the improvements are:

o    Connect bug: Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM or vc/bin/ml.exe) has been included in Visual C++ Express

o    Connect bug: Silent bad codegen in _mm_load_ss() and _mm_load_sd() intrinsics is fixed

o    Connect bug: Fixed the bug where the linker would report the message “Fatal Error – LNK 1000: Internal error during Image::BuildImage”

o    For the feature pack, broken strings in class and file views are fixed


Please see the Visual Studio readme  and the Express readme for more details.


We look forward to your feedback!



Vikas Bhatia

Visual C++ Development Team


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