Visual Studio 2005 SP1 & Lunch
As most have reported, SP1 for Visual Studio 2005 (Team and Express editions) was released late last week. I managed to download it–all freaking 431.7MB of it–and start the install this morning. I must say, I’m quite impressed. I was fearing what Bil Simser [“The install that lasted a lifetime“] experienced; however, was shocked to see it completed (and successful) after about 15 minutes.
The upgrade included updating VB, C#, C++, J#, and VWD. In addition, ActiveReports 2.0 and 3.0, ReSharper 2.5, the various .NET 3.0 extentions I had installed, SourceSafe 2005, and SQL Analysis Services seem unscathed by the upgrade.
As with any upgrade, remember to check out the harrowing release notes. From the looks of it, I must have been sitting in the proper position at the proper time of day when the Sun was aligned with some star in a distant galaxy… to not have any of the 10 pages of potential snafus.
I think I’m going to go Ghost my system now…
But before, a note to those who have never tried it. Has a tasty lunch catered by Dell today… from Camile’s Sidewalk Cafe. I apparently do not get out enough as I had never even heard of it… even though they are near Best Buy (I probably have tunnel vision…). A half-dozen different kinds of wraps, tortila chips, salsa, BIG cookies, and drinks. I’m a happy coder now. *burp*