VS2005 Beta 1 Refresh (September CTP) is coming

Rick LaPlante announces that the next Community Technology Preview of VS2005 (called “Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Refresh with the Team System”) is ready and will be available for download very soon. The exciting thing: it contains Team Foundation, the server part of the upcoming lifecycle framework Team System - s.th. people are anxiously waiting for to try out.

Be warned that the HW requirements are pretty hefty - we'll support a 3-machine configuration (client, middle tier, data tier). VPC looks like a solution, but will probably require at least 2 GB of RAM. (Well, that's a challenge for my new Inspiron 8600... :-)

So, watch out for the official announcement on the MSDN site.