I would like to invite all .NET enthusiasts in the Austin area to come out to the Microsoft Technology Center on Wednesday 8/18, 6:00pm to join us for an InstallFest for Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta 1.
YOU bring your laptops (or your desktops if you insist), install away and play. The installation of the Visual Studio Express Editions is fairly quick and easy (at least compared to the full version of Visual Studio). Depending on the speed of your laptop you should be done installing in about 30 minutes. I haven't seen any reports of issues running Visual Studio 2005 side-by-side with Visual Studio 2003, but since it is still in beta there are no guarantees.
Hope to see you there.