I finally have Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 installed here on my local machine following the MSDN subscription stuff, and it's hard to believe after all of this time with alphas and betas that the new world has finally arrived. It's a good day!
I've managed to write a couple hundred lines of code today, and even test code using the new stuff (I have the VSTD version). I'm digging it. I mean, I knew what it was going to be anyway, but I'm pleased at how well it all seems to be working. The goofy little bugs I had been dealing with the last 18+ months are obviously gone.
I've got a project I'm trying to knock out in the next week or so, but I'm not being a good code monkey and executing the way I should. I'm hoping for some bout of inspiration to push me here. Maybe if I won that Xbox 360 invite. ;) I mean shit, I'm all about the Microsoft stuff. Hook me up!