It's Service Pack-o-rama over in Redmond as Microsoft today announced the first collection of bug fixes for its Visual Studio 6.0 developer suite, which was itself released only last month. Visual Studio 6.0 SP1 will be available toward the end of October and Microsoft is strongly recommending that developers install the service pack prior to releasing any applications created with the suite.
One has to wonder.
In its breakneck pace of constant product releases, Microsoft's quality seems to have slipped dramatically recently. It's understandable for minor bug fixes to become available soon after a major product release--after all, that's when the greatest number of people begin using it--but needing to release a full service pack this quickly suggests that someone isn't doing their job.
For more information about the service pack, please visit the Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 1 Web site