Now that Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework v3.5 have shipped, you may have noticed that Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 2.0 and Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 3.0 also shipped at the same time.
Both are automatically installed with .NET Framework v3.5, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 they are available as a standalone update.
- Bug fixes
- Performance improvements.
- Some new public APIs:
- Increase of ThreadPool limit
The list of fixes for Fx v3.0 SP1 is also available in this KB article.
Daniel has points out an important caution that I felt was important enough to repeat:
If you use VS2008 to target Fx v2.0, you are really targeting Fx v2.0 SP1.