Somehow I’d managed to miss this announcement, as had some other people on the C# newsgroup, so I thought it would be worth posting here too. Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) beta 2 has been released, and it’s now feature complete, apparently. Finally I get to use automatic properties! This time I’m going to take the risk of installing it onto my home laptop “properly” as opposed to using a Virtual PC – after backing up, of course.
I’ve been downloading via the MSDN subscriptions file transfer manager, and have been getting a great transfer rate – better than the download sites listed below, so if you’re an MSDN subscriber, I’d try that way first.