About a thousand people must already have blogged about the release of Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005 Standard and Team System. What I found much more interesting is the addendum to the Microsoft Beta End User License Agreement named “Go-Live License“. This will allow you, contrary to the normal EULA, to use the Beta in a production application. You can develop your application with VS2005 and run it on a public server once you acquire the license. It’s a simple process. Go get it if you need it.
Also, find out what API’s have been dropped from Beta 2.