The Visual Studio 2005 November CTP (Community Technology Preview) drop is now available on MSDN. This is actually the FIRST CTP of the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (which I announced at VSLive! In Orlando back in September to round out the family of VS2005 products. This contains support for all of the languages that we support in Visual Studio and also support for device development along with an updated release of Visual SourceSafe. This can be downloaded off MSDN (MSDN VS2005 Whidbey “Home” page) by our MSDN customers.
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