Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Professional, Standard, Standard Edition academic license, Team Edition for Database Professionals, Team Edition for Software Architects, Team Edition for Software Developers, Team Edition for Software Testers, Team Suite, Team Test Load Agent, Tools for the Microsoft Office System, VB Express, Visual C# Express, Visual C++ Express, Visual J# Express, Visual Web Developer Express

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 01/27/2006 04/12/2011 04/12/2016


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 1 12/14/2006 04/12/2016
Original Release 01/27/2006 01/08/2008


Support for this product has ended. See below for migration guidance.


Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals released on March 2, 2007.


  • Professional
  • Standard
  • Standard Edition academic license
  • Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Team Suite
  • Team Test Load Agent
  • Tools for the Microsoft Office System
  • VB Express
  • Visual C# Express
  • Visual C++ Express
  • Visual J# Express
  • Visual Web Developer Express