Why should I register my copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2?

Why should I register my copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2?

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Let's punch above our weight and get something for free while we are doing it :)

Why should I register my copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2?

1. To improve New Zealand's position on the world stage.

  • We are currently number 29 in the top 30 countries with 597 registrations (23 behind Hong Kong and 37 above Norway)... pretty good considering our smaller population!

2. To make sure your favourite language gets proper representation.

These graphs are based on New Zealand data. Visual Web Developer is owning the space but there is an arm wrestle going on between the express versions of C# and VB.

3. To get free stuff.

    Did you know there is a "Register Product" link on the Help menu in Visual Studio?

When you complete the registration process you will receive an email with a link to the online books. Each user will have access to one book per code. Developers who register multiple SKUs of the Beta will receive additional access codes, giving them access to more books. The offer is available worldwide, books are English-only.

Detailed breakdown of free online books available for each VS Beta SKU:

Visual Web Developer Express and VB Express
Introducing ASP.NET 2.0, English
Introducing Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005, English
Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition, English

J# Express, C# Express, C++ Express and SQL Express
Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition, English

Visual Studio Standard, Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio Team Suite and VS Premier Partner Edition
Introducing ASP.NET 2.0, English
Introducing Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005, English
Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition, English

Enjoy...

Nigel