Visual Studio 2005 works for the most part on Windows Vista, but there are some known issues being addressed beyond SP1. One compatibility issue when running on Vista with UAC enabled may actually occur when installing the recently released SP1 beta on certain editions of Visual Studio 2005.
As announced on Soma’s blog, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is available today. You can sign up to download the beta and receive more information about what was fixed. Shortly after you complete the survey to sign up you’ll receive an email with a link to the download page where more information –
As we prepare to ship a large minor upgrade known as Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, I’d like to again remind you that large files – not just Windows Installer packages – that must pass through a SAFER check may fail because enough contiguous memory cannot be allocated on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
The Microsoft .NET Framework installs assemblies into two different locations, and this practice is recommended to developers wishing to deploy assemblies both for runtime and design-time use.
Runtime assemblies are those assemblies needed for an application to execute. It is recommended that you add runtime assemblies to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).
Lots of people have been asking when Visual Studio 2005 SP1 beta will be released. No dates are released yet, but you can now sign up for the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta to be released on Microsoft Connect.