The new (and final) Beta of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework has been released. These are 2008 and 3.5 for folks that keep track of version numbers.
A cool part about the beta for developers is that you can use the Visual Studio Team System product. It has so many cool features. I actually use Visual Web Developer Express on my home laptop for ASP.NET and web pages and VSTS on my home desktop.
I have been working with the folks in Microsoft Research Cambridge for the last several years as they have investigated “peer assisted download technology.” They are doing a 4 week test and, in my experience, is a very easy way to get the ISOs for VSTS. Try it out.
or I made a TinyUrl for it:
Have fun! -Bret