Visual Studio 2005 SP1 beta now available for download

I noticed a post on Soma's blog (vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft) earlier today indicating that a beta version of Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is now available for download on the Microsoft Connect site.  I have had a few folks ask me via blog comments about the availability of this service pack, so I'm glad to see it is now available for download now. 

I encourage you to sign up for this beta program using this link and then download it and try it out.  You can provide feedback on the beta version of the service pack on the Connect site as well.


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  1. leepaulalexander says:

    I’l like to install it, however will there be an easy upgrade to the release version? I got burned a bit with VS 2005 beta

  2. Hi Leepaulalexander – The beta version of the service pack will be uninstallable and you will be able to install the final version afterwards once it is available.  There were a lot of folks who got burned by issues during beta testing of Visual Studio 2005 and we have learned some lessons that will hopefully make the service pack beta a much smoother process for you.

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