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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1

It looks like Beta 1 is out, although you do have login with Passport so it may be limited. Not sure yet. You can try to download it from here:

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/Default.aspx

Mine is downloading now… we’ll see how different it is from the May preview we got at TechEd.

They’ve also got downloadable betas of the new Express Editions of these products:

  • Visual Basic
  • Visual C#
  • Visual C++
  • Visual J#
  • Visual Web Dev
  • SQL Server

Now I’m not 100% sure of this, but I had heard that the Express versions will be Free once the Visual Studio ships. That would certainly be a nice way to get hobbyest and students working with the products without having to spend an arm and a leg.

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UPDATE: As&nbsp_place_holder;a few comments have pointed out, it appears that the download isn’t actually there yet. I’m sure it will be soon.