VS 2005 all set to launch

Visual Studiuo 2005 is all set to launch in the week of Nov 7, 2005. This was announced in the keynote address at TechEd 2005.


Aoccrding to official reports on PressPass site of Microsoft,


On the second day of Microsoft® Tech•Ed 2005, Microsoft Corp. continued to speak about the investments the company and industry partners are making across its products to ensure that IT organizations can effectively leverage the Microsoft platform and existing skill sets to maximize value, reduce cost and complexity, and ease the deployment of new applications. As part of the keynote address, Paul Flessner, senior vice president of Server Applications at Microsoft, showed the company’s continued momentum in preparation for the launch of SQL Server™ 2005, Visual Studio® 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006, and announced that these products will be formally launched during the week of Nov. 7. This launch represents a significant milestone and demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to delivering the next-generation platform for connected systems that provides unparalleled developer productivity, ability to effectively handle mission-critical applications and an infrastructure to provide better insight into business decisions.


Now that the dates are published, I just cant wait to get my hands dirty on the release versions, although I can already toying around with the betas.


 


 

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Edit: Links corrected


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