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Trial versions of Visual Studio 2005 available in EMEA

Trial versions of Visual Studio 2005 available in EMEA

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If you're in EMEA and have been looking for a way to get your hands on trial versions of Visual Studio 2005, there's now a site where you can download or order a DVD/CD: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/msdn/visualstudio/enxu/getthetrials/

Products available are:

  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite 180-Day DVD Trial (includes SQL Server 2005 and Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh)
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition 180-Day Trial
  • SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition 180-Day DVD Evaluation
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 CD Refresh
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  • How about North America?
  • Visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/trial/ and select your region as North America. You'll get the same options of trial software.
  • Can someone help us download this triaL software for free? any direct download link here will be appreciated.Not everyone pocess the credit card microsoft is aggressively demanding!
  • Yes good question. We did originally talk about a download link for the VS trials but it seems to have been removed. I'll find out.
  • You'll be glad to know that we're going to put up a download link. There was some fear expressed about the size of the downloads but I think this should be for you guys to decide whether it's too big to download or not. At least you'll have the option.

    As soon as the link is available I'll post it.

    And Denis, as a thanks for pointing this out, if you email me your address I'll put a copy in the post for you - no credit card required :-)
  • Hello I need VS 2005
  • Hello I need VS 2005
  • hello
    can you give a download link??
  • You wan't a link? Here is it:

    Look at the end of the page for the downloadable versions.
    But remember, you have to register.

  • http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/0/4/e04de840-8f6b-4fe5-ac3d-d3ad8e4c2443/En_vs_2005_Pro_90_Trial.img

  • Hi - I've downloaded this file but can't get it to install. I made the DVD from the image and I extracting the files from the img. Neither route led to a setup that actually worked. Has anybody else been successful?

    Cheers  - frustrated of Oxford!

  • This post is from nearly 4 years ago and VS2005 has now out of date, it may be best to try the 2010 beta trial. Head to http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-gb/default.mspx.

    Maybe I should start deleting old posts....apologies for your frustration.

  • I'll try VS2010 but I was hoping to use the same environment as a partner who is using VS2005 for building a Windows CE application. The img file is still available for downloading but just doesn't work. Any ideas why?

    My frustration is with Microsoft - their current advice is to use this trial version of VS to evaluate Windows Embedded but the route doesn't work.

  • Hmm no I can't think of any good reason why it wouldn't work. Who advised you to use VS2005 trial? I'll follow up with them for you if it's a Microsoft person.

  • I looked up windows embedded ce and got to here ... http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/products/windowsce/getting-started.mspx

    I downloaded all the files and the rest is the history above. The image file doesn't seem to contain a valid installer. I'm using XP Pro sp3 but don't think that's the problem.

    Thanks for your help.

    by the way - glad you didn't delete the old posts!

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