Just a note that the .NET Compact Framework v2 Beta2 release is now available!  You can either get it as part of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 or the .NET Framework SDK Beta 2.  The version number for Beta 2 is 2.0.5056.

If you are using Visual Studio 2005, you will get the .NET Compact Framework installed if you have the Smart Devices option selected for either the Visual C# or Visual Basic.NET languages.

For .NET Framework SDK users, you will need to run netcfsetupv2.msi from the \Program Files\Microsft.NET\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework directory.  By default, setup will deploy the .NET Compact Framework runtime to your device (via ActiveSync).  If your device is not connected, the deployment will occur the next time you sync.

Please be sure to send us your feedback (use Product/Technology == "Smart Devices" for .NET Compact Framework reports) and happy installing!
-- DK

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