Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 may not be Vista-compatible

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 may not be Vista-compatible

Summary: Microsoft’s own Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack (SP) 1 – a first beta of which went live on September 26 -- may not work correctly with Windows Vista. That revelation (admirably) comes courtesy of the blog of Microsoft’s Corporate VP of the company’s developer division, S.

SHARE:
TOPICS: Windows
4

Microsoft’s own Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack (SP) 1 – a first beta of which went live on September 26 -- may not work correctly with Windows Vista.

That revelation (admirably) comes courtesy of the blog of Microsoft’s Corporate VP of the company’s developer division, S. Soma Somasegar. Somasegar blogged:

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 will run on Vista but will likely have a few compatibility issues. We are working with the Vista team to understand those, to provide workarounds where possible and also work on providing you with a set of fixes beyond SP1.

“We had a choice to make internally – hold up VS 2005 SP1 till we get the fixes in or decouple and ship VS 2005 SP1 as soon as possible knowing that we have to provide fixes for some of those Vista compatibility issues later. Based on your feedback of having SP1 for VS 2005 soon, we decided to separate the two.”

The first beta version of Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is available for download by select technical beta testers with access to Microsoft Connect.

Somasegar blogged that Microsoft’s goal is to release the final version of VS 2005 SP1 in the next three to four months. Earlier this year, Microsoft officials said they planned to release the final version of VS 2005 SP1 in the third calendar quarter of 2006.

It will be interesting to see which of Microsoft's other applications and products will encounter compatibility problems with Vista

Topic: Windows

About

Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

4 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • As long as it doesn't become an issue...

    Come release time.
    ju1ce
  • Making hard choices

    It looks like MS is making the hard choice to <a href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/APIWar.html">soften its backward-compatibility policy.</a> If they're ever going to clean up some of their (self-acknowleged) security and robustness issues that are grounded in their basic architecture, it's a necessary step.

    Credit where due.
    Yagotta B. Kidding
    • Enlightening Article but I laughed when I read this...

      "For example, WinFS, advertised as a way to make searching work by making the file system be a relational database, ignores the fact that the real way to make searching work is by making searching work. Don't make me type metadata for all my files that I can search using a query language. Just do me a favor and search the damned hard drive, quickly, for the string I typed, using full-text indexes and other technologies that were boring in 1973."
      ju1ce
  • RE: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 may not be Vista-compatible

    I <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="escort">escort</a> really <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="bayan escort">bayan escort</a> do not understand <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="vip escort">vip escort</a> the business <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="istanbul escort">istanbul escort</a> I know, but <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="ankara escort">ankara escort</a> really I do not <a href="http://www.kumsalim.net" title="izmir escort">izmir escort</a> know Can.
    escort12