Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 6.0 SP5
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft Corp. today released Service Pack 5 (SP5) for
Visual Studio 6.0.
With all the recent focus on Visual Studio.NET, SP5 is an
affirmation of Microsoft’s commitment to continuing to provide support for
previous versions of its products.
SP5 is a cumulative culmination of SPs 1 through 4 and
includes fixes for several Visual Studio applications, including Visual Studio
Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0, Visual FoxPro 6.0, Visual J++ 6.0 and Visual
SourceSafe 6.0. In addition, SP5 addresses known binary-compatibility bugs with
certain run-time redistributable files in Visual Studio 6.0 enabling SQL Server
Although SP5 is not a required upgrade, Microsoft recommends
that its customers investigate SP5’s documentation to determine whether to
deploy it. The service pack is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/sp/vs6sp5/default.asp.
- Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.