I'm very excited to blog that Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 has been released. Our team has been hard at work on this high-quality beta release, and are proud that it is now available. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to your feedback! Please see the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center for full details. A variety of SKU's are provided, including a collection of Express SKU's that are a snap to download and install.
If you have previously installed builds of Visual Studio 2005, aka Whidbey -- including CTP builds and Beta 1 builds -- please follow the uninstall instructions before installing Beta 2.