New .NET Service Packs Available

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (x86):

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (x64):

Note that the 2.0 Service Pack is actually a full Framework install. If you uninstall .NET 2.0 SP1 (even if you had .NET 2.0 installed beforehand) the whole .NET Framework is removed.
It does NOT revert you back to .NET 2.0 RTM.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1:

When you install the .NET Framework 3.5, these service packs are required prerequisites and are installed automatically; these are available as separate downloads for those who aren't ready to deploy .NET Framework 3.5.

If you are installing Visual Studio 2008, you don't need to worry about the above.

Incidentally, if you want to keep up with Microsoft Downloads, this search page is a good way to do it:


Note the "startdate" and "nr" in the querystring. I haven't found an RSS feed for this but it sure would be useful.

Links of the Day:

Temporarily Block Popups in IE 7.0 for downloading:


The trick is to hold down CTRL and ALT while clicking the link.

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