As ever, Microsoft cites customer feedback as the driving force behind this latest service pack. Features like extended IntelliTrace support for 64-bit and SharePoint development projects, an improved Help Viewer and fully integrated tooling for Silverlight 4 were all requested by Visual Studio customers, according to Microsoft's Jason Zander. There's also now unit testing support for Visual Studio 2010 projects targeting .NET Framework 3.5.
The list of updates, improvements and changes is long and definitely worth a look for anyone using, or thinking of using, Visual Studio 2010. You can find a detailed rundown on the Microsoft Support site.
What's interesting about Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is that it's not one of those "put out the fire" service packs that Microsoft has scrambled to produce in the past. By most accounts, Visual Studio 2010 has been impressively stable. As Directions on Microsoft Analyst Rob Sanfilippo told me the other day: "VS 2010 has been a solid, successful release. It has delivered on its promises and has been a stable environment, without the requirement of any major patches since it shipped."
Jason Beres, director of product management at component maker Infragistics, says his company has been doing design time testing with the SP, and that it fixed "some visual issues" that reduced the productivity of some developers.
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User experience expert Debbie Levitt provided some saucy answers about an upcoming Visual Studio Live! presentation with an even saucier title: Fast Focus: WTF UX - UX Research and Design AMA.
Developers can now sign up for a private preview of enhanced chat capabilities coming to GitHub Copilot, the "AI pair programmer" that works in the Visual Studio 2022 IDE and in Visual Studio Code.
With advanced generative AI systems reshaping software development, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen detailed the many ways AI will improve coding in Visual Studio.
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