Brendan Chase on ZDNET breaks the news about the Visual Studio 2005 Preview for attendees of the upcoming Mobile Developers Conference in Sydney.
Microsoft Australia plans to offer local developers the chance to sample preview versions of Visual Studio 2005 as early as next month, ahead of a beta release of the software slated for the second half of this year.
Microsoft announced that a technical preview of the software will be available to attendees of the Microsoft Mobile Developers Conference in Sydney scheduled for April 20 and this year's VSLive, SpeechTEK events.
MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers have had access to the the technical preview of the software -- formerly code-named "Whidbey" -- since October last year, but today's announcement marks the first time that the wider developer community will get a peek at the company's flagship development tool.
The software giant recently said it would delay the full release of Visual Studio 2005 until the first half of 2005.
Until recently, Microsoft had said that it would ship the new version by the end of this year, and cited "quality requirements" as the reason for the delay.