February 2005 Tech Preview


The Februrary 2005 Community Technical Preview (CTP) has been released.  This CTP includes VS Pro and all of the Express SKU’s (VC#, VB, VC++, VJ#, Visual Web Developer).  The CTP releases have less quality assurance than betas, so for people who are more risk-averse, the Beta 1 release is a more conservative option.

We’re getting closer and closer to Beta 2, and as a result the quality of interim builds like the CTP release is getting quite high.  For C# developers, I recommend giving the Visual C# Express CTP a try.  Installation is quick and easy, and it runs side-by-side with prior versions of VS.

–Scott


Comments (2)

  1. The quality on the Pro version is quite high.. I’ve got two programs running on it quite well… But VSS dissapeared. <frown> It was there in the Nov CTP.

  2. Pieter de Bruin says:

    It like them big time. I have installed SQL2005 CTP Feb and VS2005 CTP Feb on the same VPC. They run like a charm. It’s just that the Personal Website Wizard defaults to a SQL Express installation. The regular version of SQL2005 does not like the personal.mdf to attach.