At Microsoft TechEd Europe in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1. Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers will be the first to receive the beta release, which will be available for download within the next few days. In a few weeks, customers who don't subscribe to MSDN will be able to order a copy of Beta 1 for a nominal fee. There's no "Go Live" license for the beta, so use is limited to testing and evaluation.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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