For those MSDN Universal (update: ALL) subscribers who aren’t at Tech·Ed 2004 in San Diego, you can now download the Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview May 2004 from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. The 32-bit edition weighs in at 2.53GB, while the 64-bit edition (yes, that’s right…the 64-bit edition) is a hefty 3.32GB of pure goodness. Both are provided as DVD ISO images. If you don’t have a DVD burner, you can use a tool like Undisker to open and extract the files directly.
This technology preview contains our just-announced Visual Studio 2005 Team System. It’s an exciting set of technologies that I’ll post about later. Start your downloads now!
Update: Andy Boyd (Microsoft) informs me that all MSDN Subscription levels can now download the bits.