Here I am installing SQL Server 2008 and I notice that it's installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
There's a total lack of announcements so I'm not sure, but given that it's bonded at the hip with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 I am expecting it to install that next (and saw it when extracting the ISO). Only thing is it seems (updated this post after hitting this) you can't use the SP1 that is shipped with SQL server to update your normal copy of VS2k8, it only does the limited shell.
I have found what seems to be the sole blog entry over at blogs.msdn.com that has any mention of it: http://blogs.msdn.com/euanga/archive/2008/08/07/sql-server-2008-installation-confusion-vs-2008-sp1-and-netfx-3-5-sp1.aspx which seems to confirm it's the RTM version at least but it opens a can of worms by saying that you need VS 2008 SP1 and that it isn't available to install against the non-sql server bits.
Regardless of if it has been officially released, .NET 3.5 SP1 (but apparently not yet Visual Studio SP1 and all its goodness) is certainly out now anyway...Permalink