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Visual Studio 2005 Beta

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WRH
Hello
I have VS 2003 and would like to try the 2005 beta. Can someone tell
me...any conflicts if installed with 2003? Is there any expiry date or
other
restrictions on the 2005 beta?
Nov 17 '05 #1
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There are generally few issues in having both VS2005 and VS2003 installed on
the same machine. Most of the issues you will run into is at times a project
you want to be opened in 03 will be taken over by 05.

As for where to get it, if you are an MSDN subscriber you can download it
directly from Microsoft, otherwise you can order a copy of Beta 2 from
Microsoft over at http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/get/default.aspx

I do not know of any expiration dates, however it should be noted that the
final version is just a month away from release and there will no doubt be
enough changed between Beta 2 and then making things built with Beta 2 not
optimal for the final 2.0 framework.

Due to licensing restrictions you are not normally able to use this beta
software for production use (ie build an application and sell it or provide
it for day to day use by others), a little exception created by Microsoft is
a Go-Live license that allows you to start using it for more things than
normal immediately. You can find more information on this over on
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005...e/default.aspx

Brendan
"WRH" wrote:
Hello
I have VS 2003 and would like to try the 2005 beta. Can someone tell
me...any conflicts if installed with 2003? Is there any expiry date or
other
restrictions on the 2005 beta?

Nov 17 '05 #2

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Hi,

I would advise you not do that, especially not in your main development
computer, I had a bad experience with the beta 1 of 2005 , no idea if the
beta 2 works alone 2003 though.

Even if so, I would prefer to install VS 2005 in either a virtual PC or in
another compupter.

Or just wait until you can use the release version and then uninstall the
2003 .

cheers,

--
Ignacio Machin,
ignacio.machin AT dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department Of Transportation
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Hello
I have VS 2003 and would like to try the 2005 beta. Can someone tell
me...any conflicts if installed with 2003? Is there any expiry date or
other
restrictions on the 2005 beta?

Nov 17 '05 #3

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WRH
Thanks to all who responded. I decided I will try the beta but on
another PC.

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Hello
I have VS 2003 and would like to try the 2005 beta. Can someone tell
me...any conflicts if installed with 2003? Is there any expiry date or
other
restrictions on the 2005 beta?

Nov 17 '05 #4

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"Brendan Grant" wrote:
I do not know of any expiration dates, however it should be noted that the
final version is just a month away from release and there will no doubt be
enough changed between Beta 2 and then making things built with Beta 2 not
optimal for the final 2.0 framework.


I looked for in the licence for one of the express eds, it said that some
parts would expire a year from instalation, others would expire in may06. It
didn't specify why would do what.
Nov 17 '05 #5

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Visual Studio 2005 has RTM'ed and is going to be released as a final version
Nov 7th... So I would just wait for that.
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I have VS 2003 and would like to try the 2005 beta. Can someone tell
me...any conflicts if installed with 2003? Is there any expiry date or
other
restrictions on the 2005 beta?

Nov 17 '05 #6

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