In response to the large number of requests, the Editor team added Emacs and Brief emulations in Visual Studio 2005.  These features are available in the Beta 1 but it is not obvious how to turn them on in the Beta.  We are working on fixing this for Beta 2 but in the meantime here's the best way to try out the emulations.

  1. Go to Tools Options and select the keyboard node underneath Environment.
  2. Select either Emacs or Brief from the Keyboard mapping scheme.
  3. Go to the General node underneath Text Editor and change the Editor Emulation from Standard VS Editor to Emacs or Brief Emulation
  4. Click OK

If you switch out of the emulations make sure you change the editor emulation back to Standard VS Editor or you may get some unusual text editing behaviour.