Just installed Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1

At last, some timings:

9:12 start
9:18 - end of .net framework install - Reboot
9:22 - Back from reboot (4 min for xp sp2 rc2 - too much)
9:58 - end of vs install -0 Reboot
10:01 - back from reboot (still almost 4 min)
10:03 - everything is finished

VSTO is working like a charm - try opening a new word project adding a custom user control and then addind an instance of it to this.ActionPane.Controls and run the project, it couldn't be easier than that.

Coode Snippets are there too, love it - what is miising is a nice editor to add new ones, I heard there is one in the works...


Comments (10)

  1. gregor suttie says:

    Yosi – when is the beta available to msdn subscribers – or how diod you get it?



  2. Yosi Taguri says:

    It will be available later this week..

  3. Blair says:

    That’s a quick install. Do you have to uninstall the May CTP version?

  4. Yosi Taguri says:


    Since they are both builds of the same CLR.

    I suggest you read the readme of both before doing anything

  5. Christian says:

    4 Minutes for a reboot? with windows xp sp2 rc2… my pc takes 1 – 2 minutes to reboot…

  6. Christian says:

    eeemm for the record. i have also win xp sp2 rc2 installed.

  7. Yosi Taguri says:

    I guess that I have a slow HD, it’s on a dell d600 laptop

  8. Stefán Jökull Sigurðarson says:

    You should try deleting the contents of the c:windowsprefetch every once in a while. It severely improves my boot times. I guess the prefetcher collects a lot of outdated info over time, not quite sure though. And then of course defragmenting can improve your boot times a lot as well.

    I also can’t wait to try out Beta 1! 😀

  9. Ken Cox [MVP - ASP.NET] says:

    What’s the build number of Beta 1?

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