November 7th is still the street date for Visual Studio 2005.

Our final build number is 8.0.50727.42 for Visual Studio and 2.0.50727.42 for the .Net Framework.

If you have an older version on your machine (the RC bits), please make sure you run the uninstall tool before installing the RTM version.

The uninstall tool is at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=47598