It was amazing to see how within minutes of Microsoft releasing the new versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 to MSDN Subscribers on MSDN.COM, blog posts were appearing everywhere announcing the event. In the day of the blog, it's great how fast news can spread!
Now with that said, the MSDN subscriber download site appears to have been brought to it's knees. If news didn't spread so fast, a much more gradual number of visitors to their site would have likely occurred. In the day of the blog, it's terrible how fast news can spread! UPDATE: I now see that downloads have resumed!
Personally, I'm happy to say that rather than be the first to post about it, I made sure my transfers were well on their way before making mention of it to others. (Sorry) I'm happily exploring my new install of VS2005 outside of a VPC!
For those wanting to confirm release build numbers, that are in fact 8.0.50727.42 for Visual Studio and 2.0.50727.42 for the .Net 2.0 Framework.
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