FACTOID: B-2 bombers are capable of dropping 85 500-pound bombs in a single run.
I installed SQL Server 2008 RTM Developer Edition this evening. First it installed .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, no problems. Then we went with the full install and I chose an Upgrade over SQL Server 2005. Everything went fine until the prerequisites check, and it reported FAIL on Visual Studio 2008 - saying that SP1 was required.
Well, I already went through this stuff with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and it clobbered Silverlight.
So, when you guys solve this issue and provide a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 that preserves all my existing Silverlight 2 BETA 2 work and doesn't put me out of business - then I'll be happy to install SQL Server 2008. Meanwhile, I'm choosing the safe route, which is to keep my powder dry.
According to Microsoft sources, VS 2008 SP1 will be accompanied by a new Silverlight Tools Beta 2 chainer. The new chainer will have the patch for VS SP1 RTM, and SP1 beta will no longer be supported at that point.
The final Silverlight 2 release is still a ways off. This is good news.
NOTE: An interesting statistic: As of Aug 9th, Since August 1, 2008, NBCOlympics.com has accumulated more than 127 million page views, nearly half the total for the entire Athens Games. I bet that is one heck of a lot of Silverlight installations.