In “What’s New for SQL Developers in Visual Studio 2008 SP1,” InstantDoc ID 101173, William Vaughn covers data access and reporting features in Service Pack 1. Here’s a list Microsoft provides of other new and enhanced features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1:

  • Smart Device Projects
  • Occasionally Connected Applications
  • Power Packs Controls and Components
  • DataRepeater Control
  • Line and Shape Controls
  • PrintForm Component
  • Printer Compatibility Library
  • Distributing Power Packs
  • .NET Framework Client Profile Support
  • For more information see the Microsoft site, What's New in Visual Studio 2008.