Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 – coming to a download site near you!

Good news! Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and the SQL Server April CTP are on their way.  The Beta 2 build is currently being prepped to go live on MSDN subscriber downloads.  If you have been desperately waiting for these bits (and I know I have) then your wait should be over by the early part of next week. 🙂

[Update 16 Apr] Looks like the bits went live overnight.  Let the download begin.

Comments (18)
  1. Ian Ceicys says:

    Can I just give you a collective community shout for joy!!!! Beta 2 finally….It may be 2 weeks late at this point but atleast its good to finally know that its coming out!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Go Live license… sexy!!!!

  2. Matt says:

    I second the shout. I wish it was coming today though, now what am I supposed to do with my weekend? 😛

  3. Rich says:

    Go Live with some XHTML! (drool)

  4. Son of a! I just finished downloading and installing february ctp yesterday. *grumble grumble*

    Looking forward to it though.

  5. "I wish it was coming today though, now what am I supposed to do with my weekend?"

    Err….downloading? 🙂

    Immagine a huge ammount of "hungry" developers invading MSDN bandwith…

  6. JT says:

    Mark – Do you expect it will be available today?


  7. Puggy says:

    I wonder if the April CTP of SQL2005 will have a golive license too.

  8. SQL Server April CTP today???

  9. James Hancock says:

    Now if the actual real beta testers could download it on instead of having to buy an MSDN subscription, that would be a real step forward!

  10. Gregory A. Beamer says:

    Bits out on MSDN tonight (as of 8:30 PM CST (-6 GMT)). I do not see the SQL Server April CTP as a separate download, but it is needed by the Team System bits, so I would imagine it is in the DVD.

  11. Asaf says:

    I am very excited about the news. But Mark, tell me, what If I am not an MSDN person, i was able to order a CD for VS2005 BETA 1, what do you suggest.



  12. It looks like that the April CTP of SQL Server 2005 is very close. According to Mark Bower, a Microsoft…

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