To help you get ready for Visual Studio 2005 two of the developers from the Framework Core team Kit George and Vinaya Bhushana Gattam Reddy are coming down under to deliver presentations on application upgrading and compatibility with the .NET Framework 2.0.  Their presenation abstract below:

 Application Compatibility with .NET Framework 2.0

 The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 builds on the success of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1 to provide the best runtime environment for Web and Microsoft Windows client applications. Microsoft's compatibility goal for .NET Framework 1.1 applications is that they should work smoothly on the .NET Framework 2.0 except for a set of documented changes.  Please join Kit George and Vinaya Bhushana Gattam Reddy a  Program Manager and Developer from the Common Language Runtime team as they walk through most frequently encountered of these issues, best strategies for avoidance and their work arounds

Unfortunately due to time constraints they can only fit in the the following cities: