the microsoft VC++ Express website funnily enough
[quote]# Should I install the beta, or wait for the official release?
Microsoft is committed to giving customers early access of developer tools so that you can begin planning your development efforts as far in advance as possible. But as with any pre-release software, you need to be aware of a few things:
* Beta software is not supported. You should take necessary precautions, such as installing on a backup machine and reading all of the release notes, prior to installing any release.
* There is no “Go live license” for this release. That means you cannot publicly deploy any applications you create with the beta. This is for testing and evaluation purposes only.
* APIs and other functionality may change between now and the final release. Microsoft is constantly receiving great feedback from customers like you, and therefore we may make improvements right up until the final software release. Most of the applications you build today should work fine with subsequent releases, but there may be some changes.[/quote]
Maybe Julsey-woolsy could keep with the express switch then he can buy VC++2005 when its out next year to compile T2