Microsoft is preparing to RTM Visual Studio 2005, deliver a release candidate of the technology, and provide a third beta version of a key component.
MSDN users to get early access to Visual Studio 2005 tools
InfoWorld – 8/22/2005
Subscribers to MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) will get early access to the general availability releases of the Visual Studio 2005 developer toolset and SQL Server 2005 database.
Beta 3 of Team Foundation Server on the Way
Microsoft Watch – 8/21/2005
And simultaneous with the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft also is on track to deliver a third beta of the Team Foundation Server component of Visual Studio Team System.
Microsoft plans to hit tools, database deadline
c|net News.com – 8/22/2005
Microsoft next month intends to hand out nearly finished versions of its oft-delayed database and flagship development tool.