New Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 CTPs


Some of you may be aware that the new February 2005 Community Technology Previews for both Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition and SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition are now available to MSDN Professional, Enterprise, and Universal Subscribers from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.

 

These latest Community Technology Previews were posted early Friday morning and are already receiving significant download interest.  Why all the interest?

 

Well, the Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition CTP offers a peek inside of one of Microsoft’s newest development tools.  The Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition expands upon the planned features of the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition to include tools for remote server development and debugging and SQL Server 2005 development, among others.

 

And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, see the new SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition CTPs.  New features include 64-bit support for SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Notification Services, upgrade support from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005, and new SQL Server Reporting Services features.

 

What’s more, the SQL Server 2005 team also released CTPs for two other SQL Server 2005 products, the Express Edition and Express Manager.

 

To access these new downloads, just click on the .NET Passport Sign In button above.  Once authenticated, you can find the new Visual Studio CTP under Developer Tools | Visual Studio 2005 and the SQL Server CTPs under Servers | SQL Server | SQL Server 2005. 

 

If you haven’t downloaded them yet, Seth says check ‘em out. 

 

Regards,

 

Seth Adams

Program Manager, MSDN Subscriptions


Comments (31)

  1. Ted Clayton says:

    Want to download Visual Studio 2005

  2. Jeremy Thorp says:

    I can’t see anything except Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition under Developer TOols? Whats going on?

  3. Richard says:

    Downloaded and installed (well VS2005 at least), and reported my first bug (for this version).

    However, no sign of them in the downloads RSS feed (http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/rss.xml).

  4. Seth Adams says:

    Dear Mr. Thorp,

    It appears that you may have tried to access the downloads through the MSDN Download and Code Center site located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/.

    The Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 CTPs are only available to active Professional, Enterprise, and Universal MSDN Subscribers through the MSDN Subscriber Downloads Web site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/)

    We apologize for any confusion.

    Regards,

    Seth Adams

  5. Xepol says:

    So, does CTP play nice beside VS2003, or should does it absolutely require a totally different machine to install it on?

  6. Will MSDN subs by any chance not be shipping these images (VS 2005 CTP and SQL Server 2005 CTP?)

  7. Does the Sql Server Feb 2005 CTP address issues many developers experienced around the detection of incompatible SQL components?

  8. Jwahar Bammi says:

    The setup blows up if vs2003 is around (with some non sensical message, and more useless crap in the logs). How does microsoft imagine any serious developers setup without the current version of vs. I wish you would atleast try the software you are featuring on the front page of your developers site with common configuration. seesh!

  9. Seth,

    How do I sign up for an MSDN subscription such that I can get an immediate copy of the Visual Studio 2005 C# Beta? (I am told there are two betas)

  10. Seth Adams says:

    Dear Mr. Braden,

    It depends a bit on what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in downloading the Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition Beta 1, that’s available for free at the public download site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/.

    If, however, you’d like access to the new Visual Studio 2005 February CTP, the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, and Visual Studio 2005 once released, an MSDN Professional, Enterprise, or Universal subscription is an ideal solution.

    To purchase or compare subscription levels, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/ to purchase online or, to purchase by telephone, please contact the MSDN Subscriptions Services Center for your region (1-800-759-5474 within North America or see http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/phone/ for a complete list of telephone numbers).

    Thanks for your interest.

    Regards,

    Seth Adams

  11. Seth Adams says:

    For technical questions and discussion on the new Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 CTPs, please visit the MSDN Developer Centers for each product.

    – For Visual Studio, see http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/.

    – For SQL Server, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/SQL/2005/.

    Also, to address an earlier question, MSDN Subscriptions will not be shipping either of these CTPs as part of our media shipments, but we will be shipping Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 once released.

    Regards,

    Seth Adams

  12. Where can I find the release planning ?

    When is Beta 2 (with "Go Live" License) released AND when is VS 2005 released ??

    We want to convert our VB6 project.

    But we don’t want to use VS2003, because of missing the "edit and continue" .

    Regards,

    Michael

  13. kashani says:

    hello

    plese send me visul studio 2005

  14. Thomas Lau says:

    Dear Mr. Adams,

    will the CTPs also be send in the MSDN Shippings?

    Kind regards

    Thomas Lau

  15. Seth Adams says:

    MSDN Subscriptions will not be shipping either of these CTPs, but we will be shipping Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 once released.

  16. Seth Adams says:

    With respect to release timing, I regret that I’m unable to offer specifics. However, a quick MSN Search of "Visual Studio Beta 2" yields several articles that may be of interest.

  17. fida says:

    pritty good prouduct

  18. jan says:

    @ cebit i was told it goes live @ the end of this month

  19. wetlegs6 says:

    Will beta 2 be MSDN subscribers only?? Or will it be publicly available like the Express edition now

    I have an application built in it and i kinda want Beta 2 without having to pay loads ot subscribe to msdn

  20. francesco says:

    i want try the beta

  21. Seth Adams says:

    My understanding is that the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 will be publically available to order at a nominal cost with delivery beginning 4-6 weeks after launch.

    To automatically be among the first to receive Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2005 once released, an MSDN Professional, Enterprise, or Universal subscription offers a compelling alternative. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/ for additional information.

    Regards,

    Seth Adams

  22. "Also, to address an earlier question, MSDN Subscriptions will not be shipping either of these CTPs as part of our media shipments".

    This begs the question why not?

  23. Steve says:

    I’m currently at the MSDN Subscriber download site and the Feb CTP is not visible under Developer Tools/ VS 2005

  24. Seth Adams says:

    Please confirm that you’re logged into the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/.

    Once your Passport is authenticated and the Table of Contents appears, you should be able to find the Visual Studio 2005 February CTP under Developer Tools | Visual Studio 2005 | Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview DVD Builds. It’s the third item: Visual Studio 2005 February CTP – Professional Edition (English).

    Regards,

    Seth Adams

  25. I already have VS 2005 beta 1 installed and when I tried to install SQL Server 2005 beta 2 I get an error. Here is the text from the error report:

    "SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Setup has detected incompatible beta components from Visual Studio or SQL Server. To proceed, use Windows Add or Remove Programs to remove previous SQL Server Yukon components, SQL Server Support files, and Common Language Runtime (CLR) components, and then run SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 Setup again…."

    ANy help wil be appreciated!

  26. Will there still be a low cost upgrade available to existing users like there was for vb6 , vs2002, & vs2003 ?

    Thanks,

    Steven

  27. Cyriel says:

    [quote]I already have VS 2005 beta 1 installed and when I tried to install SQL Server 2005 beta 2 I get an error.[/quote].

    Probably it doesn’t like the slightly outdated CLR which shipped with VS beta 1.

    Probable solution:

    1. Deinstall VS 2005 beta 1

    2. Install SS 2005 beta 2

    3. Install VS 2005 beta 1

    All should be fine.

  28. Michael Myc says:

    When comparing the SQL 2005 versions (http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2005/productinfo/sql2005features.asp) there is no mention of the Developer Edition. How does it fit in with the other 4 versions?

  29. Seth Adams says:

    The Developer Edition has same feature set as the Enterprise Edition, but with limited licensing for development and testing purposes only.

  30. Seth Adams says:

    With regard to the availability of low cost upgrades to Visual Studio 2005, final details are not yet known. However, from an MSDN Subscriptions standpoint, only active and expiring MSDN subscribers will be eligible for renewal pricing to the new Visual Studio Team System Subscriptions.

    Current licensees of any Microsoft Visual tool v. 5.0 and later may wish to consider upgrading to an MSDN Professional, Enterprise, or Universal level subscription to avail themselves of current upgrade pricing and terms.

    Regards,

    Seth Adams