Microsoft releases Visual Studio SP1 March 10, today for MSDN

Microsoft is releasing the first service pack for Visual studio 2010 this week, according to ZDnet. Starting today, MSDN subscribers will get access to the update and the general public will get access on March 10. Visual Studio SP1, which has been in beta since December 2010, includes improvements to developing in Silverlight 3 and 4, as well additional features that support Windows 7 based MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) interfaces usable for Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Windows Animation. Microsoft also promises numerous bug fixes and overall improvements to responsiveness, stability, and performance.

Also available as part of the update is the Team Foundation Server Integration Feature Pack, which enhances integration of Visual studio 2010 with Microsoft Project and Sharepoint.

Visual Studio is Microsoft’s flagship software development platform and it now supports development on a wide variety of languages and systems, including web and cloud based infrastructures, as well as the popular Visual basic, C# and other .NET Framework languages. 

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For the love of Christ, please release an integrated ISO this time. VS 2008 SP1 took me 45 minutes to install on each machine.

FloatingFatMan said,
Finally! I hope they've sped the bloody thing up! 2010's IDE is as slow as molasses...

You find it slow? We're working on the largest codebase ever written with WPF, and it's perfectly fast for us- even with several extensions loaded.

Skwerl said,

You find it slow? We're working on the largest codebase ever written with WPF, and it's perfectly fast for us- even with several extensions loaded.

Yes, it's comparatively slow. Run a copy of VS2005 alongside it to compare.

boogerjones said,
Yes, it's comparatively slow. Run a copy of VS2005 alongside it to compare.

comparatively slow to VS 2005?!?! SERIOUSLY?! VS2005 was the slowest version of visual studio I've ever used, 2008 was a massive improvment... so far 2010 is a good bit faster then 2008 for us and we have a few million lines of code, only annoying thing is our solutions take about 5 minutes to load ugh... but source control is a part of that problem

neufuse said,

comparatively slow to VS 2005?!?! SERIOUSLY?! VS2005 was the slowest version of visual studio I've ever used, 2008 was a massive improvment... so far 2010 is a good bit faster then 2008 for us and we have a few million lines of code, only annoying thing is our solutions take about 5 minutes to load ugh... but source control is a part of that problem

It takes ages to load VS2010 compared to VS2008. After a reboot, VS2010 takes ages to load - I'm presuming .NET/WPF is loading for the first time? VS2008 is still faster loading and in use for me.

Diagramatic said,

It takes ages to load VS2010 compared to VS2008. After a reboot, VS2010 takes ages to load - I'm presuming .NET/WPF is loading for the first time? VS2008 is still faster loading and in use for me.

use the no splash argument on the devenv executable and it starts up in about 5 seconds for me

neufuse said,

use the no splash argument on the devenv executable and it starts up in about 5 seconds for me

Cheers - That made it load MUCH faster - it seriously only takes about 2 seconds MAX

Does anyone know if they fixed the bug with find in files, at least for me(RTM and SP1 Beta) everytime I use find in files the IDE slows down after the find in files has completed and I try to use the IDE it runs really slow afterwords, so I have to close the IDE and reopen it again.

I really wish I got into development. I have this software, and it's useless to me at the moment... maybe whenever I get some free time out of my busy days, I can sit and try to learn how to code.

Amodin said,
I really wish I got into development. I have this software, and it's useless to me at the moment... maybe whenever I get some free time out of my busy days, I can sit and try to learn how to code.

On the bright side, learning to code has never been this accommodating. I've been working through a few new books, and VS2010 is like serious easy mode stuff here. Don't let yourself get caught up worrying whether you have enough free time. Work through a few tuts and surprise yourself. :3

Amodin said,
I really wish I got into development. I have this software, and it's useless to me at the moment... maybe whenever I get some free time out of my busy days, I can sit and try to learn how to code.
Start with 1 or 2 books that are aimed at novices and read them whenever you can.

Then sit on your spare time and practice. It takes time, but this way you can advance learning the basics first and putting that into practice everytime you have the time.

surprised another update - wp7, w7 and now this one.. blimey.. hope it fixes the silly ever expanding find/replace dialog.

Diagramatic said,
surprised another update - wp7, w7 and now this one.. blimey.. hope it fixes the silly ever expanding find/replace dialog.

Yeah, wasn't that annoying! There was a hotfix to address that issue released last year, but it's included in SP1.

tmaxxtigger said,

Yeah, wasn't that annoying! There was a hotfix to address that issue released last year, but it's included in SP1.

I thought that was just me!

Diagramatic said,
surprised another update - wp7, w7 and now this one.. blimey.. hope it fixes the silly ever expanding find/replace dialog.

That has been fixed since December (dunno exactly, cannot be bothered to check the date on Connect)

Diagramatic said,
surprised another update - wp7, w7 and now this one.. blimey.. hope it fixes the silly ever expanding find/replace dialog.

there is a hotfix for it, downloaded it a few months ago

Diagramatic said,
surprised another update - wp7, w7 and now this one.. blimey.. hope it fixes the silly ever expanding find/replace dialog.

KB2268081 if you don't get the SP first.