Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Now I have a brand new Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 installed. I'm happy with it, but I would be even more happy if I knew what was fixed by the installation. And so I went searching.

After a while, I just gave up! It is just to hard for me to accomplish the task of finding some kind of change log for the Service Pack 1! What I have found were Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 release notes. On this page hidden in the summary section, just before a list of requirements and a very long list of installation issues, there it was, the link to What’s New in Visual Studio 2005 SP1. I have followed the link.

On the destination page one thing caught my attention - the topic: "What's New in Visual Studio 2005, This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1". Scrolling down a little, confirmed my suspicions. It is not a list of new features or bug fixes that were distributed with the new Service Pack 1. It is an overview of features the Visual Studio has now, after you install SP1. More Over! Look at the "New in Visual Studio 2005 SP1" section!!! Its empty.

I don't suppose that Microsoft is so evil not to provide some kind of change log. I only know that they just cannot make their own website usable and put the interesting things somewhere where people can actually find them. So, if anyone knows where can I get the list of features introduced with the new SP1 and the list of bug fixed, I would be grateful if he shares the knowledge.

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