Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 has finally arrived. It is a warm welcome with the way that my Visual Studio installation "found opportunities to suddenly restart", let's say. The SP1 installation is rather interesting, like the VS2005 service packs were. It takes a very long time to complete, it pops up (and hides) alert windows behind the installation window, it requires the VS2008 DVD, and it requires a reboot if some applications are running such as my Yahoo messenger... Hmmm... So I would suggest that when installing this service pack, stay focused on its progress and start it when you don't need to get work done.