VS 2008 Beta 2 has released

This is a significant milestone in the VS 2008 development cycle. Almost all our features have completed in this broadly available public release and you can expect a significant upgrade in features when compared to Beta 1. If you haven't already got a copy, download one from here.

Are you a little intimidated with the size of the download? With VS 2008 beta 2 we are for the first time on a large scale trying Microsoft Secure Content Distribution (MSCD) system that uses peer-to-peer technology developed at MSR to allow faster and easier downloads. More details on MSCD can be found at the Microsoft Research web site.

Let us know how you find the Beta 2. Give feedback through Microsoft Connect.