In case you have not heard, Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 hit the streets for you guys/gals to take a look at. It's truely a remarkable release with alot of hardwork put in by all teams across the Developer Division as well as the SQL Server devision. The VS Data feature-set are in very shape for you to play around with.

This release is also a broad "Go-Live" release check out the following Whidbey Beta 2 "Go Live" post by Mike McKay from the Visual Studio Release team

Check out the Visual Studio 2005 MSDN download site to get the latest bits :-)

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