According to Rick LaPlante’s blog entry, we’ve started the release process for the next Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2005. It is based on the Beta 1 bits, and the exciting news is that it includes the Team Foundation server for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System. The download is supposed to be available on MSDN sometime this week, and if you’re attending VSLive! in Orlando, you’ll be able to pick up a DVD there.
I use Visual Studio 2005 for all of my development activities, and I shudder when I have to open up 2003. The productivity gains I get with 2005 are just too significant to ignore, and Team System makes the experience even better. I’d strongly encourage serious developers to get a head start and download this release when it become available.
Update: Rick blogs that the bits should be available sometime tonight (8/31/2004).